Portfolio Review Tips
We are interested in understanding your creativity in all its facets – composition, creation and invention. As a result, we encourage you to submit a variety of creative works that demonstrate your inquisitive nature, innovative ideas, spatial reasoning, visual thinking and your desire to make and build things. Your portfolio is intended to expose your ability to analyze, problem-solve, think critically and synthesize.
We are also interested in determining your commitment and motivation to study architecture. We advise that you consider the process of assembling and submitting your creative/inventive work as a design project:
- How can you best present your abilities, interests and passions through your creative work?
- Arrange your work to tell a good story about yourself.
- Select projects that show a range of media and subject matter while still emphasizing your strongest work.
- Submit final and completed works for review, not works in progress.
Please keep in mind that the architecture admission committee that will be reviewing your portfolio are more interested in understanding your creative intent and design process that your mastery of specific skills or techniques. For this reason, you should avoid submitting drafting work as part of your portfolio of creative work.