AHPP Chapters



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    Laura Follis (Edited )

    AHPP was crucial to my understanding of some of the material, but I skimmed over topics that I understood particularly well from Ballast.  AHPP elaborates in a way that is much easier to retain because they include case studies.  I think it's worth spending some time, but not exhaustively.

    The Hanahan lectures were also critical to retaining the information loosely explained by Ballast. Listen specifically to lectures on the B101 and A201 (https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/professionals/michael-j-hanahan.html )

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    Yitzchok Shine


    Yes, I second Laura's comment. The Contract lectures are exhausting to listen to but I did mine at 1.5x speed on my commute daily. It took about 4-5 days.

    AHPP is helpful. I did not consult the AHPP and still passed, but it required 4 or 5 different materials from other places (AEP, Ballast, Designer Hacks, Hyperfine etc.). I found AHPP's wording to be too boring, which made me think I was studying for the BAR exam, instead of a career path fueled by creativity and passion. 


    I would use this resource to tell which chapters to skim over and which to study word for word- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ac5jMgkZxWr0D3F6Y7A-Kd7ydB8M2OM9/view

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    Rebekka O'Melia

    You should read the entire Part 2 of AHPP on 'Practice'.  The chapters discuss Organizing and Starting a Practice, Marketing and Strategic Planning, and Running a Practice. The 15th ed student version is fine, and cheap pdf versions are available online.

    Hopefully you already passed PjM, if not, I'd bounce over to studying for that instead.  That's AHPP Part 3, The Project, chapters 5-10.

    Part 4 on the AIA contracts applies to both exams too.

    Hope this helps!

    Rebekka O'Melia, Registered Architect, NCARB, B. Arch, M. Ed, Step UP,  Step UP ARE 5.0 Courses

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