If you’re preparing for the Architecture Registration Exam 5.0 Practice Management (ARE PcM) this is your one stop shop. While studying for the exams, a huge hassle was finding all the right resources. This is a place you can come to find a list of resources for the exam. If you have any additional resources, leave a comment below and I’ll add it to the list.
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ARE PcM Books & Literature
To help guide you I’ve located [$] below for any links that lead to paid resources.
[$] means less than $50
[$$] means between $50 and $100
[$$$] means over $100
General Exam Resources
NCARB Recommended References for the ARE PcM
NCARB ARE Handbook [Free] – An overview of what is tested on each of the ARE 5.0 divisions.
The American Institute of Architects Official Guide to the 2007 AIA Contract Documents [$$$] – “Using this book I actually found the entire topic [of contracts] engaging and I now have another level of depth concerning the profession of architecture. I read this book cover to cover and I am now enlightened in way I was previously not. Much to my surprise the content is interesting, well organized and clear. I will use this book as a professional resource for the rest of my career.” [Also Recommend for: PjM, CE]
The Architect’s Guide to Small Firm Management: Making Chaos Work for Your Small Firm [$$] – This book “offers organizational strategies perfect for any small firm in any economy. From the lifecycle of a small firm and scenario planning to building a ‘learning’ based organization that cultivates creativity and problem-solving thinking, this is a top pick for any business or arts library, offering concrete assessments based on knowledge of the architectural industry.”
The Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice [$$$] – “This book is monstrously huge and covers every possible area of architectural firm operations to a significant extent. The problem is this is all very, very dry and academic information. You’ll read about all the things you’ll find in any other academic text on business – the academic way to do finance, the academic way to run projects, etc. This book takes no risks, violates no norms, and spells things out exactly as you would learn it from a professor or textbook.” [Also Recommend for: PjM, PPD, PDD]
BIM and Integrated Design: Strategies for Architectural Practice [$$] – “The first book devoted to the subject of how BIM affects individuals and organizations working within the ever-changing construction industry, this book discusses the implementation of BIM software as a cultural process with a focus on the technology’s impact and transformative effect. [Also Recommend for: PjM]
Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct [Free] – As Architects we have to understand our obligations to the public, client, and profession. The AIA code of ethics helps us navigate through some of the nuances of that balancing act.
Professional Practice: A Guide to Turning Designs into Buildings [$] – “A precise and vivid account of the complex process by which buildings come to be designed and realized through the progressive interaction of clients, architects, contractors, and a wide range of technical and legal specialists, this is destined to be of equal pertinence to any of the protagonists commonly involved in the act of making buildings.” [Also Recommend for: PA, PjM]
Rules of Conduct [Free] – General rules for how an architect should practice architecture. Basically, the dos and don’ts of the architect’s role.
Video Playlist on ARE PcM
Online Resources & Downloads for the ARE Practice Management Exam
Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct [Free] – As Architects we have to understand our obligations to the public, client, and profession. The AIA code of ethics helps us navigate through some of the nuances of that balancing act. Rules of Conduct [Free] – General rules for how an architect should practice architecture. Basically, the dos and don’ts of the architect’s role.