When it comes to continuing education, few architects get a free pass. From recently licensed practitioners to Pritzker Prize–winning architects, most need to fulfill state licensing requirements by completing a minimum number of education credits. Bernard Tschumi, Deborah Berke, and Frank Gehry each filed credits through Architectural Record's continuing-education portal this year. (It's really them. We checked.)
Furiously trying to complete the requirements before the end of the year has become a proud tradition since the American Institute of Architects started the program in the mid-1990s. Record receives an avalanche of Web traffic each December, when the number of completed tests doubles.