AIA Santa Fe offers a number of programs to assist Associate members as they navigate their careers.
Associate Director: Charlotte McKernan, Associate AIA
ARE 5.0 features six divisions organized around the progression of a typical architecture project. The divisions can be taken in any order and include a combination of multiple-choice, check-all-that-apply, fill-in-the-blank, hot spot and drag-and-place questions, as well as case studies.
ARE study materials, including study guides, practice exams and flashcards, are available for free check-out by AIA Santa Fe members only.
For information and availability of materials, contact AIA Santa Fe Executive Director Tom Spray. For more information regarding AXP and the ARE, contact New Mexico's Associate Advisor Marissa Campos.
ARE Scholarship Program
The scholarship is designed to ease the financial burdens of completing the ARE tests for Associate Members. Any AIA Santa Fe Associate Member, in good financial standing, is able to utilize the scholarship funds. Starting in 2017, when an Associate Member passes an ARE exam, through the scholarship, AIA Santa Fe will reimburse the Associate Member $150.00 of the exam fee.
The Scholarship has an allocation of $1,500 per year and has been fully funded for the next 5 years through the generous donation from Ra Patterson of Sunwest Construction Specialties Inc.
Open Studio Luncheons
These lunches are held at various architecture firms throughout Santa Fe on a quarterly basis throughout the year.
The firm will select members of their staff to present the their work to the group of Associate members. The lunches serve as a means to introduce and expose Associate members to the different firms located in Santa Fe, as well as to provide an environment where emerging professionals can ask questions related to career development and receive candid answers from other members of the architecture community.