Kelly M.’s Answer
If you are working, study codes and regulations. Knowing where to find code details in a pinch will help move your project along very fast.
If you are still in school, familiarize yourself with different Architects and their design theories. See what you like and don't like about what they produced. Use that to help guide your personal design style.
Learn computer drafting programs. BIM (Building Information Management) is becoming very popluar. If you know how to use that program, you will get hired by companies faster than others.
If you are looking to take the Architect Registration Exams (ARE) there are tons of free online study guides available online. Search for "Jenny's Notes ARE" or "Carolines Notes ARE" for some good resources.
The best source for exam info is real life experience.
Kelly M. recommends the following next steps:
- Go to NCARB.org and read up on how to become licensed.