This is a three-evening class on May 10, 17, and 24 and is intended for those preparing to take the 4.0 Architect Registration Exam.

Registration is now closed.


Program description

This three-session review will cover the Structural Systems section of the Architect Registration Exam. The first session will be taught by two architects who have recently passed the exam. The last two sessions will be taught by a structural engineer. The sessions will provide a general review of concepts, formulas, and vocabulary as well as the Structural Layout vignette. Each registrant will receive a copy of the Kaplan* sample problem study book in advance of the first class and encouraged to spend time working through some of the problems from the study book on their own. Registrants should come to the class prepared to ask questions and to identify problems they’d like to work out together during class time.
*Please note: Kaplan has been purchased by Brightwood Education and rebranded as such as of April 2016.

Schedule and location

Tuesday’s, May 10, 17, 24
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

International Market Square
275 Market Street, Minneapolis, MN  55405

First evening – AIA Minnesota Office, Suite 54
Second and third evening – Suite 512


AIA Members $100
NonMembers $150


Dan Grothe, AIA, LEED AP, is a Senior Associate at Cuningham Group in the Worship and Non-Profit studio. He’s been active as a mentor for the U of M College of Design Mentor Program.

DJ Heinle, AIA is Market Manager for Education at TKDA. He is a co-chair of the AIA Minnesota IDP/ARE Committee. Dan and DJ will co-teach the first session of this ARE Review. They have been teaching this class since 2008.

Dean Smith, PE, SE, is a Senior Structural Project Engineer for Leo A Daly. He’s been teaching this ARE Review since 2008 and has been one of the favorite instructors for our review classes, providing a clear and thorough review of structural systems.

Contact Deanna Christiansen for more information.