ARE Prep Class: PPD11 + PDD11 Building Systems, Materials & Assemblies …

This program is CLOSED for registration and will open as the event date draws nearer.

This “Water Supply and Building Systems: Drainage Systems & Fire Safety (Kaplan – Chapter 2)” course is taught by Lingyan Gorsuch, PE and Geza Szakats, 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 and view and register for upcoming classes here.

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


Pricing + Registration

  • ARE Pact + AIASF Student Members: Free
  •  AIA Members: $5 with pre-registration
  • General: $10

Everyone is welcome to attend our programs. If you have any difficulties registering for an event, please contact the AIASF reception at

NOTE: we cannot guarantee that registrants will be able to receive class outlines if they register less than two business days before class time.

*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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