Our mission is to provide aspiring architects the resources and knowledge they need to thrive in their careers
Born out of a desire to give early-career architects guidance and support in the beginning of their careers, Black Spectacles provides world-class learning materials and tools for them to build their futures.
Though we started out offering software learning to help professionals stay on top of current trends in the industry, we’re doing a whole lot more than that now—helping thousands of young architects get their license and be successful in their careers.
Our ARE test prep, ARE community, and now Spectacular Design are all designed to share the knowledge, expertise, and advice of architects who have been through this before. Our community of licensed architect coaches, students, and candidates for the ARE all work together to support each other on their journeys to licensure.
Want to come help us out? Check out our open roles below!
Our Core Values
Encourage and take calculated risksWe have big goals and are willing to take risks to meet them—but we’re also smart, careful, and thoughtful about the risks we take. We balance our confidence in our skills and knowledge with the humility to know we might make a mistake, and that’s totally fine.
Taking care of your peopleWe believe in, support, and help our people—whether it's a teammate or a customer, we’ll go above and beyond to make sure they get what they need to be successful.
World-class in everything we doWe hold ourselves to a pretty high standard, and work hard to make sure nothing goes out the door that doesn’t meet those standards.
Make it safe to share ideasWe work hard to create a culture of safety and trust to allow people to share any ideas without judgement.
We're a fully remote team located all over the country. Join us!
We’re lucky to say we work at an award-winning place that offers autonomy, but with friends to lean on when a little direction is needed. A place small enough to see the difference you make, but big enough to grow in your career.