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Schematic Design

Schematic Design

Brightwood Architecture Schematic Design

ARE® 4.0 Exam Prep—Schematic Design Exam

The Schematic Design exam for the ARE® 4.0 consists of vignettes only. This challenging exam will test your skills related to the schematic design of buildings and interior layouts.

Brightwood’s online seminar provides a thorough instructor-led review of sample vignettes. You may also practice your skills using our downloadable practice vignettes. Additional vignettes are available in the Schematic Design Study Guide. This review also includes ARE® exam strategies, detailed solutions, and study tips.

Products and Packages for the SD Exam:

Select a Product Price
Packages
Schematic Design Package 4.0—Brightwood Architecture Education Schematic Design Package 4.0 $165.95  Add to Cart 

Brightwood Architecture Education offers comprehensive packages designed to help you focus on essential information for each division, as well as provide flexibility in how you study.

Includes:

  • Downloadable Practice Vignettes (Instant Access!)
  • OnDemand Review Seminar (Instant Access!)
  • Study Guide

Features:

  • 4-hour instuctor-led on-demand review seminar
  • Content organized according to the ARE; includes codes and illustrations
  • A sample exam and a self-diagnostic tool
  • Online interactive exercises and video tips

OnDemand Review Seminar Agenda:

  • Interior Layout Vignette
  • Building Layout Vignette
Schematic Design Seminar & Study Guide Package 4.0—Brightwood Architecture Education Schematic Design Seminar & Study Guide Package 4.0 $79.95  Add to Cart 

This package includes a 4-hour, instructor-led seminar that reviews all of the content NCARB has outlined for the Schematic Design ARE 4.0 exam. Presented by an experienced Brightwood Architecture Education instructor over the course of a day, this seminar is an effective and interactive way for candidates to prepare for one of the most challenging divisions in the ARE. A 96-page study guide is also included in this package.

Includes:

  • OnDemand Review Seminar (Instant Access!)
  • Study Guide

OnDemand Reivew Seminar Agenda:

  • Interior Layout Vignette
  • Building Layout Vignette
Individual Products
Schematic Design Study Guide 4.0 (Print)—Brightwood Architecture Education Schematic Design Study Guide 4.0 (Print) $79.95  Add to Cart 

Brightwood's Schematic Design Study Guide offers a practical approach to schematic design that will fully prepare you for all the topics found on the ARE Schematic Design exam. The study guide includes four vignettes covering both interior and building layouts.

Features:

  • New strategic planning guidelines
     
  • Chapter organization allows for effective presentation of key issues and easy readability
     
  • Topics organized by ARE content area
     
  • Illustrations, charts, and graphs
     
  • Sample vignettes with strategies for exam-day success
     
  • Bibliography
Schematic Design Study Guide 4.0 (eBook)—Brightwood Architecture Education Schematic Design Study Guide 4.0 (eBook) $79.95  Add to Cart 

Brightwood's Schematic Design Study Guide eBook offers a practical approach to schematic design that will fully prepare you for all the topics found on the ARE Schematic Design exam. The study guide includes four vignettes covering both interior and building layouts.

Features:

  • New strategic planning guidelines
     
  • Chapter organization allows for effective presentation of key issues and easy readability
     
  • Topics organized by ARE content area
     
  • Illustrations, charts, and graphs
     
  • Sample vignettes with strategies for exam-day success
     
  • Bibliography

Books have print limits that can range from 2 pages at a time and up. NOTE: Print limits are for each instance of hitting "print." There is not a limit to how much you can print in total from your book.

Schematic Design Vignettes 4.0—Brightwood Architecture Education Schematic Design Vignettes 4.0 $35.95  Add to Cart 

Brightwood's Schematic Design Practice Vignettes is an effective and unique study tool offering invaluable practice for the ARE Schematic Design exam. Includes a suggested graphic solution for the Building Layout and Interior Layout vignettes and analyzes the design principles involved in each solution.

Features:

  • Vignettes test to the latest standards
     
  • Rationales make solutions easier to understand
     
  • Similar to the ARE in style, standards, and number of vignettes
     
  • Downloadable PDF format
     
  • 90 days of online access from date of purchase
Schematic Design OnDemand Seminar 4.0—Brightwood Architecture Education Schematic Design OnDemand Seminar 4.0 $49.95  Add to Cart 

This seminar reviews all of the content NCARB has outlined for the Schematic Design ARE 4.0 exam. Presented by an experienced Brightwood Architecture Education instructor over the course of a day, this seminar is an effective and interactive way for candidates to prepare for one of the most challenging divisions in the ARE.

Agenda:

  • Interior Layout Vignette
     
  • Building Layout Vignette
     
  • 12 months of online access from date of purchase

Books/Handouts:

  • Seminar Slides PDFs
Schematic Design Online Supplement 4.0 $59.95  Add to Cart 

The Brightwood Architecture ARE 4.0 Schematic Design Online Supplement is a combination of our Study Guides and Question & Answer books. It includes interactive activities and unit quizzes.

Features:

  • Combination of Study Guide & Question & Answer books
  • Interactive activities to test knowledge base
  • Section quizzes
Architectural History ARE Study Guide 4.0 (Print)—Brightwood Architecture Education Architectural History Study Guide 4.0 (Print) $59.95  Add to Cart 

A general knowledge of architectural history is needed to fully prepare for the ARE. Brightwood's Architectural History explores the theories, influences, characteristics, and major monuments that have established the architectural tradition from ancient times through the 21st century. This text also makes a great reference title for your library.

Features:

  • Quizzes featuring 70 questions with detailed answers
     
  • 51 question practice exam with in-depth rationales
     
  • Numerous sketches, plans, and diagrams
     
  • Reference list of notable structures
Architectural History Study Guide 4.0 (eBook)—Brightwood Architecture Education Architectural History Study Guide 4.0 (eBook) $59.95  Add to Cart 

A general knowledge of architectural history is needed to fully prepare for the ARE. Brightwood's Architectural History explores the theories, influences, characteristics, and major monuments that have established the architectural tradition from ancient times through the 21st century. This eBook also makes a great reference title for your library.

Features:

  • Quizzes featuring 70 questions with detailed answers
     
  • 51 question practice exam with in-depth rationales
     
  • Numerous sketches, plans, and diagrams
     
  • Reference list of notable structures

  Books have print limits that can range from 2 pages at a time and up. NOTE: Print limits are for each instance of hitting "print." There is not a limit to how much you can print in total from your book.