ARE PPD13+PDD13 Building Systems, Materials & Assemblies; Integration of Building Materials &Systems

This “Acoustics
(Kaplan – Chapter
8) ” course is taught by Ethan Salter, PE.

The ARE preparatory sessions are designed by the AIASF Architecture Licensing Committee to focus on what we deem to be the most important issues that may be required to pass the AREs. These classes are open to anyone, but you must pre-register to attend—including ARE Pact students who made a commitment to take all the ARE exams within a one-year period. 

The ARE classes are taught pro bono by registered architects and engineers working in their profession. For any questions about the ARE class content and architectural licensing, send a message to View the full, detailed course schedule here.

Dinner is provided at no cost to students for each class on a first-come, first-served basis.


NOTE: we cannot guarantee that registrants will be able to receive class outlines if they register less than two business days before class time. Advanced registration closes two hours before event time. Admission will be at the flat, general rate if purchased at the door.*


  • ARE Pact + AIASF Student Members: Free
  •  AIASF Members: $5 with pre-registration
  • General / Walk-Up Admission: $10

First-time registrants: everyone is welcome to attend our programs. You do not need to be an AIA member to register, but you will need to create an account on the website to sign up for all AIASF events. After creating+logging into your account, complete your event registration by clicking the “Register” button at the top of this page.

If you have any difficulties creating a profile on the AIASF website, logging in, or registering for an event, please contact the AIASF reception at


*Registration for AIA San Francisco and Center for Architecture + Design events constitutes your agreement to the use of you and your guest(s) image or voice in event-related digital and print reproductions (photo/video/etc). If you do NOT agree, email

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