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Episode 22: ARE Series: How to get started on your licensure journey

It's the first of our ARE [Architecture Registration Exam] Series! So you've decided you want to get licensed...now what?! Starting can be overwhelming - but we've got you covered! In this intro episode, we cover all the steps required to become licensed and how to begin the process. How do you become eligible to sit for exams? Are there time limits to reporting AXP hours? What exam order do we recommend? We cover these and other frequently asked questions. Be sure to stick around for the end to hear about our "why" for becoming licensed, how we started in our journey, and where we're at now! Use code OPP15 for 15% off Desk Crits Guide to the ARE 5.0 LINKS MENTIONED: NCARB State Requirements NAAB Accredited Program Search AXP Tasks by Category AXP Tracking Spreadsheet (download + save for your personal use!) ARE 5.0 Handbook

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Episode 21: Professional Series: Redefining ARE failure, juggling work and family + the value of Architects feat. Bryn Young, AIA

Early friend of the pod Bryn Young sits down with us for an engaging conversation about her journey into architecture and all the amazing things she is doing. Bryn started her firm after completing her Masters (with a newborn in tow!) and has been running her award-winning firm, podcast, and ARE resources/coaching program ever since. Tune in for a real and honest chat about motherhood in architecture, following through with what you're passionate about, and dealing with ARE failure. We hope you take away some great insights, because we most definitely did! Where to find Bryn: @byoungdesign Bryn's ARE Resources Design Create Inspire Podcast // Become a Patron!

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Episode 20: Student Series: Collin Garnett & Timothy Peterson, M.Arch Candidates at the University of Michigan

From the University of Michigan Master of Architecture program, friends and classmates Collin Garnett & Timothy Peterson join us in the studio! What made U of M stand out when they applied to grad school? What's it like living in a college town like Ann Arbor? What's the studio culture like? (spoiler: it might not be what you think) Plus, we all go down the rabbit hole about what we think needs to change in the architecture industry. We talk about these topics and MUCH more in this engaging conversation with Collin and Timothy. If you are thinking about applying to the University of Michigan or are just curious about it, don't miss out on this episode! Follow us @OpenPlanPodcast or visit our website!

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Episode 19: How to put your best self forward + avoid burnout

We're back for our first episode of 2022! Maria and Emily catch up with some big life updates (hint hint it might involve a job change) and give their recommendations on what they are loving right now. They then dive into strategies on how to prioritize yourself this year and combat burn out. They cover topics like focusing on your mental health, silencing negative thoughts, setting boundaries, and much more. Tune into tips on how to put your best self out there this year - we're all on this journey together!