Guidance For Architecture Applicants
Architecture Prep is an online admissions consultancy.
We help you develop:
— Architecture application portfolios
— Personal statements / essays
— Interview practice
For undergraduate and graduate architecture school programs, all over the world.
Some of the schools our clients have been admitted to.
“I had a great experience with Architecture Prep! The feedback, input and guidance I got were very valuable. They were always super quick to reply to any questions I had in between sessions. Highly recommend!”
A.T. – BArch
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— Develop your portfolios
— Written materials
— Interview practice, and more
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— Example portfolios
— Undergraduate applicants
— Unlimited email support
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— Constructive feedback
— Sent within a week
Co-Founder, and one of Architecture Prep’s Tutors
Sebastian graduated with first-class honours in BSc Architecture from the Bartlett UCL, and completed his MPhil in Architecture and Urban Design at Cambridge (ARB/RIBA Part 2).
As a student at the Bartlett Sebastian served as Senior Mentor to first year students, and at Cambridge he taught the University’s annual summer school to high school architecture applicants.
He has worked for UK and US-based architects and artists under scholarships in addition to his own design practice. He has also consulted for two separate admissions agencies before launching Architecture Prep in 2018.
Sebastian has experience tutoring applicants to top schools such as Cornell AAP, SCI-Arc, the Bartlett UCL, the AA, and many more. In his own applications to undergrad and postgrad programs he was admitted to The Cooper Union, Cornell, SCI-Arc, the Bartlett UCL, the AA, Edinburgh, Glasgow School of Art, Cambridge and the Royal College of Art.
Architecture Prep is made up of further admissions consultants, all of whom graduated from top architecture schools globally and now work in the most competitive positions within the field.
They tutor on a freelance basis, and so their availability is flexible.
If it is clear that a client would benefit from working with one tutor over an other (due to program application types, geography, or general interests) then all efforts will be made to facilitate a match. Some of these tutors include graduates from Harvard GSD, the AA and the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, as well as employees at Zaha Hadid Architects and Foster + Partners.
How to prepare for undergraduate architecture school interviews.
How to jump that last hurdle in architecture school admissions. What are they This post is geared towards undergraduate interviews, since there is generally such little information about these. Interviews are a structured chat. Don’t…
Accepted Architecture School Portfolio to Pratt, USC, Carnegie Mellon and Northeastern (BArch, BS)
This portfolio from one of our clients was accepted to Pratt, USC, Carnegie Mellon and Northeastern for BArch and BS programs for 2023 entry. She applied as a high school senior from California. We spent…
Harvard GSD Student Reviews Her Accepted Architecture School Portfolio (MArch)
We chat with Emily Majors, a Harvard GSD student in her final year of the MArch I program about the portfolio she used to apply to the GSD. Emily applied from Texas A&M with a…
MIT Student Reviews Accepted Architecture School Portfolio (MArch)
We chat with Aleks Dojnow, an MIT student in his final year of the MArch I program. Aleks runs us through the portfolio he used in his own applications. Aleks applied from the Bartlett School…
HKU Student Reviews Accepted Architecture Portfolio to Cambridge, HKU and the RCA (MPhil, MArch, MA)
Maria, an HKU student in her last year of the MArch program, talks to us about her applications to architecture school. She runs us through the portfolio she used to apply, which was also accepted…
Example of an Accepted Cooper Union Studio Test (BArch)
If you’re applying to the Cooper Union for their BArch program, they will send you their famous Studio Test around February of your entry year. The Cooper Union doesn’t require a portfolio – everything rides…
Example of an Accepted Portfolio to the AA, Bartlett, Cornell, SCI-Arc and More… (BSc, BArch)
This portfolio from one of our clients was accepted to Cornell, the Bartlett UCL, the AA, SCI-Arc, Glasgow School of Art and Edinburgh University for BArch and BSc architecture programs. He was also accepted to…
Writing your best architecture school personal statement.
How to write about a subject not taught in school. As part of your architecture school application you will be required to make a written personal statement pertaining to your interests, achievements and goals. There…
How to make a top architecture school portfolio for university.
Get ahead on the most important application requirement. Perhaps you’re wondering, do I need a portfolio for architecture school? How long should an architecture portfolio be? How do I make a portfolio with no experience?…
How to communicate your work effectively.
Say a lot, with not a lot. A tutor at the Bartlett used to use this pudding line a lot. This essentially means that you can talk and write about your visual work as much…
What goes into an architecture school application?
Start on your materials early to avoid the panic. This post deals with the basic components of what goes into an architecture school application. Part 1: Ultimately, your application depends entirely on which school /…
What matters when selecting an architecture school?
Put your priorities first. Selecting the right architecture school is a big decision. With a myriad of options available, it’s essential to consider various factors beyond rankings. In this blog post, we will explore key…
Problems with architecture school rankings.
Be careful out there. Choosing the right architecture school is a tough decision, and relying solely on rankings can be misleading. In this blog post, we’ll explore the limitations of architecture school rankings, highlighting why…