With the Amber Book video series he’s created (see a sample here), Michael Ermann, AIA, has helped 12,000 emerging professionals study for the ARE. He was the first person in the nation to pass all six ARE 5.0 divisions, and has taught intensive three-day courses at AIA New York, AIA Miami, AIA Dallas, AIA Houston, AIA Raleigh, AIA Northern Virginia, AIA New Orleans, AIA New Mexico, AIA Alaska, and AIA Washington DC.
The small portion of the course he’s posted on YouTube has more than 6 million views and more than 30,000 subscribers. In 2019 AIA Virginia gave him its Award for Distinguished Achievement for his live’s work as an educator. It also recognized his book, Architectural Acoustics Illustrated (Wiley, 2015) with its Prize for Design Research (it was the second time he won this research award). Michael is a full tenured professor at Virginia Tech where he’s taught design studio, building systems, materials & methods of construction, and advanced architectural acoustics for 20 years (including many of you in the Richmond area). He’s pretty sure he knows more about this test and how people study for it than anyone in the world.