Image by RNDRD, Morphosis. GA Houses. 9 1981, 158 The most significant component of architecture school, the studio component, is broken down into two main factions. The first is the work you do (project content), and the second is how that work is made legible to other people (the portfolio). This is a slightly reductive … Continue reading The architecture school application portfolio
Probably one of the most significant things applicants freak out about is the application portfolio. You’ve been asked to, in a way, do the undoable. They don’t teach architecture in school; your physics teachers seem to think you should be focusing on learning about structural engineering and your art teachers are perhaps a bit … Continue reading Before you begin your architecture school portfolio
Intellectual pontification is bad. This is one of the biggest traps you may fall into. This post may help you work around this classic pitfall. Intellectual pontification is bad because of one, singular reason. My old tutor used to endlessly repeat this reason. I’d credit him, but I’m not sure who said it … Continue reading How to communicate your work effectively
This post deals with the basic components. For the individual components to be explained in more detail, such as the portfolio, interview, or personal statement/essay keep an eye on application resources. Part 1: Ultimately, your application depends entirely on which school / application system you're using. Part 2: However, each school follows a similar … Continue reading What goes into an architecture school application?
Architecture is vocational, and this has made each of its schools vary in certain respects. Aside from geographical and financial differences, schools differ in course structure, course focus, collaboration vs non-collaboration, written heavy, design heavy...etc. Many applicants panic when choosing a school because they worry that traits from each school may force their own … Continue reading Architecture school selection
Image by AA School of Architecture You may be in the early stages of your architecture school application and happen to find yourself looking through all sorts of architecture school rankings. There's nothing wrong with school rankings, as long as they're valid. Many of them should be taken with a pinch of salt. Here are … Continue reading Architecture school rankings