One of the biggest obstacles with the architectural profession is the disconnection between academia and reality. I feel as if architectural students are not prepared to reach their full potential early on. One of the key skills that emerging professionals are lacking in this trade is mechanical drafting; not in an artistic view, but more in a practical matter.
If you are afraid of failing the Architect Registration Exam (ARE) or you have already failed it, this is for you to read. There’s one thing that most people in my position don’t talk about openly. It’s a reality that so many recent graduates face, and a challenge that is difficult to relate to until you live it yourself.