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EP 8: Function over Form: Site Planning and Design Vignettes

Is your Site Planning and Design Vignette Beautiful? Good. Nobody cares. All that matters is whether or not it works and meets the exam requirements. In this episode, Mike Newman reviews two vignettes from the Site Planning and Design Exam as well as some general tips. You can download this mock exam and answer the questions yourself, and then listen in. The questions will help you develop a strategy for how to study for the exam and some of the terms you’re going to see in this exam, such as Zoning Codes, Easements, Swales, and Berms.

Mike Newman is an instructor for the AIA ARE Prep Curriculum powered by Black Spectacles, he’s an Adjunct Professor at the School of the Art Institute Chicago, and he also runs his own architectural practice, SHED Studio.

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