Welcome to Arch Stories, a compilation of stories from architects about their licensure story.

For many architects, the Architect Registration Exam (ARE) become a dreaded obstacle that one must conquer. Many of us have searing memories about the experience – the late nights studying, the attempts and multiple practice graphic vignettes, the panic of forgotten formulas moments before entering a testing room. Most of us who attempt the exam eventually succeed at passing and live to tell about it.

Arch Stories is your chance to tell others about your experience. What started as a way for a group of interns to support each other is now a place for architects to share their story and help inspire others on the road to licensure.

Tell us your story.