Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Portfolio Questions

I am currently a senior in high school. After my senior year, I was thinking of pursuing a career in architecture and was wondering what I should include in my portfolio.
I have heard from some friends that I could include photography, 3D-sculptures and graphic designs, but not sure what kind of photography or graphic designs to put in. So I was just wondering if you had any advises.
Your best source as to what to include is the architecture program(s) to which you are applying.  Contact each program to learn what they are seeking in the submitted portfolios.  Some programs will outline what they want on their website.

In most cases, programs want to see your creative endeavors and they do not need or expect to architectural related work.  For example, the website listed above states to include -- free-hand drawing, sketching, painting, ceramics, graphic design, photography, and furniture design are some examples of what could be included.

Another source is -- and the book, Portfolio Design by Harold Linton.

Best advice is to contact the programs to which you are applying.  Thanks!
Dr. Architecture

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