Tackling the ARE Together with Architects Kristin and Matthew Switzer

Looking for a sense of community while studying for the Architect Registration Exam? Matthew and Kristin are here to tell you how helpful it was that they were able to take the journey together!

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In this episode of The Young Architect Podcast, Architects Matthew and Kristin Switzer share their inspiring story on how they were able to take on the ARE as a team. Matthew came to architecture in a less direct way than Kristin, by first earning a Bachelor’s in psychology and then later doing an extended Masters program in Architecture. That’s where he met Kristin, who was on a more traditional 4+2 Architecture path. 

The two realized they were going to have to rewire a lot of their thinking in order to pass their exams. They explain how the way you think in Architecture school is vastly different from the mindset you need to successfully study for the

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How to Pass the CDT: Virtual Panel Discussion

CDT Certification

The CDT is one of the most desirable certifications in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry — and one of the most practical. 

Attaining CDT certification can make you stand out in your field while giving you knowledge that will instantly make you a better professional. Not just that, this test is significantly easier to pass than the AREs. So why don’t more people do it?

Many people fail to TAKE this exam because they don’t fully understand what it is and the benefits it can bring.

That’s why we’ve gathered several recent CDT Certified Professionals who will share how CDT made them better professionals, how it advanced their careers, and what they did to pass this exam the first time.

You’ll learn:

  • The ESSENTIALS of the CDT – what it is & the commitment involved
  • WHY you want to take this test and how it can significantly benefit your
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Working as an Owner’s Representative with Katie Merten

Owner's Representative

Have you been thinking about other career options outside of working in a traditional Architecture Office? Katie Merten is here to explain all the ins and outs of being an Owner’s Representative and why it could be right for you!

In this episode of The Young Architect Podcast, Katie Merten shares her story about how she struggled finding work in her small town after graduating from Architecture School and how that search led her down the path to become an owner’s representative. After landing a job working for the Air Force doing some large scale, impressive projects, Katie tells us more about her career and her several moves around the country. Now, she finds herself back home in Minnesota working for The Fish and Wildlife Service. 

Katie and Michael explain how being an Owner’s Representative differs from working in a traditional office because you get to see the big picture

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