ALA Path2Arch has been established to provide assistance to those who are navigating AXP (Architecture Experience Program, formerly IDP) and ARE (Architecture Registration Exam). Assistance might include simple clarification of procedures or one-on-one group study sessions lead by an ALA member and focusing on clarifying specific ARE content. The group will feature industry expert speakers as needed.

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Meetings are held at the ALA office in Palatine. For those out of the area a conference link to attend the meeting is provided.
For more information or to register for a meeting, contact Joanne Sullivan at or call the ALA office at 847-382-0630.

Benefits of Path
2Arch :
  • Meet peers in the area
  • Path2Arch meetings
  • Resources
  • AXP learning hours from events
  • Opportunity to meet architects and firms for networking and professional opportunities
  • AXP mentoring
  • Build expertise through professional education ; grow your technical knowledge base
  • Acquire savvy business skills .. learn from our members
  • Volunteer….contribute ideas, join Path2Arch
  Meet Robert Judge Jr. ALA's Path2Arch Head Coordinator

Robert Judge Jr., ALA, LEED AP BD+C
Robert Judge Jr. is an architect with The Hezner Corporation. Robert’s responsibilities range from preliminary project analysis, planning, design development, construction document creation, engineering coordination and construction process administration. Robert is involved in multiple projects at any given time and is continually monitoring the quality control of each project to ensure that all of the design elements required by the owner and the local jurisdiction are met. Robert’s awareness of sustainable design principals has sparked a passion for his continual research of sustainable building systems and applications.
Experience:15 Years
:UIC, Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies 
Active Registration: Architect 2015,  LEED AP BD+C
Active Association
: ALA – Illinois Board Member