Sunday, February 17, 2013

MArch Portfolio

I am a bachelor degree student currently in the 3rd year in civil engineering. I am struggling hard to change to an architecture degree after graduation.
And I know there would be a portfolio requirement when applying. I searched online but most of the information seem to be quite professional done by those architecture major students.
If I want to put my drawings into the portfolio, like sketches or art drawings, will that be acceptable? Or do you have any suggestions on that?

Your first source should be the graduate programs to which you are applying. For example, below is what one graduate program in architecture posts about their portfolio requirements. 

Portfolio of creative work will be accepted on-line (preferred) or in print format. As part of the application, all applicants to the professional and post-professional master of architecture degree programs are required to submit a portfolio which should represent the applicant's best work and consist mainly of reproductions of 20 to 30 pieces of creative drawings, two-or-three dimensional work, and models.

If any project, drawing or model has been produced by several designers or if the design was produced in a professional setting, each drawing must be labeled, clearly stating the number of designers, which drawings were produced by the applicant, and a list of the names of all members of the group project. If the project was produced in an office, an office setting, or as an assistant to an author, then the office name, supervisor, and all members of the team must be identified.

As your background is in a discipline outside architecture, you may certainly submit sketches and/or art. You are trying to demonstrate your creative talents, not your architectural skills.

Another source is -- -- a website that parallels the book by the same title - Portfolio Design by Harold Linton.

You may also search portfolios on -- --


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