A wide shot of a ceramics studio, featuring students working with pottery wheels and other tools.

SAIC Alum Shifts Traditional Trajectory of Architecture Licensure

SAIC alum and National President of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) Charlie Klecha (MArch 2014) took all seven divisions of the Architect Registration Exam (ARE) in seven days, and he successfully passed each of them. Typically, the exams are completed over a span of several years and are seen as a daunting task to many. Klecha's efforts were part of a campaign of the AIAS to promote a new scholarship encouraging early licensure among its recently graduated members. Klecha considers his education at SAIC a key component to his preparedness for the rigorous series of examinations.