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About Architect Exam Prep

david study guide picDavid Doucette, co-founder

David Doucette, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP is founder of Architect Exam Prep and and has been helping candidates successfully prepare for and pass the California Supplemental Exam (CSE) for the last four years. He also hosts a podcast dedicated to preparing for the California Supplemental Exam as well as CSE Video Tips at

David received a professional Bachelors of Architecture from the Boston Architectural College (BAC). After working in Boston for eight years, David moved to New York City where he worked for two years. In 2000, he relocated to Los Angeles and worked with Dennis Gibbens Architect, specializing in high end residential design. David established his own firm in 2002 and,  after receiving his California architect’s license in 2006, created reside architecture that included the implementation of a design/build model for 3 years in which he achieved a Silver LEED rating for a major remodel to an existing residence in West Hollywood, California.

He is a licensed architect, general contractor, and real estate broker in the State of California as well as a licensed architect in New York and Nevada. David lives on the Westside of Los Angeles with his two boys. He enjoys social media, hiking, backpacking, rockclimbing, scuba diving, sailing, and running marathons.

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eric study guideEric Corey Freed, co-founder

Eric Corey Freed, LEED AP, Hon. FIGP, is Principal of organicARCHITECT, an architecture and consulting firm in California, with 20 years of experience in green building. He is a licensed architect in California, Arizona and New Mexico.

Eric co-developed the Sustainable Design programs at the Academy of Art University and University of California Berkeley Extension. He is a founding board member and current Chair of the Coachella Valley branch of the US Green Building Council, and sits on the Sustainability Commission for the City of Palm Desert. When Eric was just 25 years old, noted architect and critic Philip Johnson described him as “one of the real brains of his generation”.

Eric is the author of four books, including “Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies“, a bestseller with over 200,000 copies in print, and “Sustainable School Architecture.” His latest, “Green$ense for your Home” won the 2011 Outstanding Book Award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors. 

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aubrey study guide bio pic1Aubrey Buracchio, co-founder

Aubrey Buracchio is a licensed architect in California and received her Bachelors of Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona in 2008. While in school, she held two internships with well known architecture firms in Orange County – KTGY Group, Inc. and Humphreys & Partners Architects. She has also worked quite extensively as a consultant for architects as well as electrical engineers, such as JVArchitecture and Q3 Inc. She currently has a position with a high-end residential design firm in Irvine, California – TCA Architects.

Aubrey began studying for and taking the ARE exams in January of 2011, completing all 7 exams in just five months. She completed and passed the California Supplemental Exam in March 2012. Through the help of a study group to pass the final exam, Aubrey discovered a passion for helping other candidates get over the obstacles of the exam process and finding success in becoming architects.

Aubrey hopes to pass her success on to others through the development of Architect Exam Prep. She lives in Orange County, California with her husband and enjoys running half marathons and 5ks as well as participating in charity events for the local community.