Marc Teer, FAIA, is the founder and CEO of Black Spectacles, an award-winning architect formerly at Gensler, Assistant Adjunct Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and Chair of AIA Chicago’s Young Architects Forum.
Marc founded Black Spectacles in 2010 to advance the creative potential of architecture and design through online learning and career advancement. In 2020, Marc was elevated to the College of Fellows of the AIA and received the AIA Chicago Distinguished Service Award, for achieving a standard of excellence in the profession and making a significant contribution to architecture and society.
Black Spectacles is the first and only NCARB-approved test prep provider for all six divisions of the ARE® 5.0 exam. The subscription-based software has established Black Spectacles as a preeminent figure in sophisticated online learning, generating subscriptions from 75% of the top 50 architecture firms. Additionally, the company was recognized by Inc. Magazine as the 11th fastest growing education company in the United States and was named among the top 30 Best Workplaces in Chicago in 2020.
This week at EntreArchitect Podcast, Black Spectacles with Mark Teer.
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