PORTFOLIO As shared in the last essay posted earlier this week – APPLYING, we discussed the elements of an application.  The one aspect that is probably the most worrisome is the PORTFOLIO.  Please note that this is NOT the definite resource on portfolios; additional resources on portfolios are listed at the bottom of the essay.…

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APPLYING Recently, we have discussed how to “select” a program; today, we outline the application process.  Deadlines are fast approaching. After you narrow your choices, the next step is to complete the applications by the stated deadlines.  Be cognizant of these deadlines, as many universities have set earlier and earlier deadlines within the academic calendar;…

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GRADUATE OPEN HOUSES Last month, we finished our series of articles on Selecting a Program.  Here were the topics for Selecting a Program: Selecting a Program Why Architecture? What does an Architect do? Resources for Research Rankings: Worth It? Career Days / College Fairs Criteria: Your Own Ranking But recently we were asked by the…

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SCHOLARSHIPS / FELLOWSHIPS / COMPETITIONS SCHOLARSHIPS RESOURCES One of the biggest issue for an architectural education is how to finance it.  So, one way to address the issue – SCHOLARSHIPS / FELLOWSHIPS / COMPETITIONS.  As you might guess, most scholarships are provided by the institution / college to which you apply or attend, but there…

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SELECT: CRITERIA: YOUR OWN RANKING! Thus far, our series on Selecting a Program has addressed the following topics: Selecting a Program Why Architecture? What does an Architect do? Resources for Research Rankings: Worth It? Career Days / College Fairs Recently, we offered an essay on the topic of Rankings.  Amazingly, this topic received over 700…

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SELECT: CAREER DAYS / COLLEGE FAIRS Thus far, our series on Selecting a Program has addressed these topics; select one if you have not yet had a chance to read the topioc: Selecting a Program: What to Know Why Architecture What does an Architect do? Resources Rankings: Worth It Architecture + Design Career Days /…

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SELECTING: RANKINGS – WORTH IT? Thus far, our series on Selecting a Program has addressed these topics: Selecting a Program Why Architecture? What does an Architect do? Resources RANKING OF ARCHITECTURE PROGRAMS One resource we did not discuss in the last essay on Resources was Rankings.  Many individuals and institutions will promote rankings as a…

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SELECTING: RESOURCES FOR RESEARCH Thus far, our series on Selecting a Program has addressed two topics: 1) Why Architecture and 2) What does an Architect do? On the surface, you may not think these two topics help you select an architecture program, but they do. Now, we direct our focus on the resources available to…

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SELECTING: WHAT DOES AN ARCHITECT DO? So, the last essay began our series on Selecting a Program; the first step to the process was to answer the question – Why Architecture? Now, we focus on the tasks of an architect to ensure you know the end goal – the hard part is actually defining those…

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SELECTING: WHY ARCHITECTURE? So, the last essay started a series of essays on the topic of Selecting a Program.  Well, the first step is to answer the question – Why Architecture? Why Architecture? Why do you desire to become an architect? Have you been playing (building) with Legos since you were a young child? Did…

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