Architecture Portfolio

Transfer Students


Submit your portfolio via the SlideRoom link below. A nominal fee will be charged by SlideRoom for this service. Full instructions are listed on the site. For general artwork, we recommend scanned images rather than photos for best resolution. URLs can also be submitted by uploading a PDF or document containing the link.


Transfer Applicants

All transfer applicants are required to submit a portfolio conveying the range of work completed in earlier programs. Transfer credits for Architecture coursework will be awarded based on portfolio evaluation. Submit 10-15 pieces of your best work including a range of coursework and/or personal projects.

Things to consider:

  1. Organize and label projects by course, sorted from earliest to most recent course taken.
  2. We need to see the specific work you did in each course.
  3. Don’t overemphasize hand drawing. It is not important for determining transfer placements.
  4. Clearly identify group projects and identify the work you did in these group projects.
  5. Submit your portfolio early so that you can be considered for the Woodbury Prize.
Detailed Criteria

1. Critical Thinking – The ability to build abstract relationships and understand the impact of ideas based on research and analysis of multiple cultural and theoretical contexts:

  • Writing gives access to the ideas developed in the project
  • Relationships between 2D, 3D and textual information
  • Acknowledgement of precedents where applicable

2. Design – The inventive and reflective conception, development, and production of architecture:

  • Understanding of how program affects form and space
  • Understanding of circulation systems including stairways, ramps, and elevators
  • Contextual response

3. Building – The technical aspects, systems, materials and their role in the implementation of design:

  • Evidence of a beginning of understanding of structure
  • Evidence of distinction among materials
  • Technically correct plans and sections
  • Indication of deferential wall and roof assemblies, enclosures, and openings

4. Representation –  The wide range of media used to communicate design ideas including writing, speaking, drawing, and model making:

  • Range of media includes hand drawing, computer drawing and physical and digital models (sketches/photographs). Familiarity with AutoCAD, 3DStudioMAX, Rhino or an equivalent software, and mastery of architectural drawing convention: line-weight, orthographic projection, perspective, sketching techniques, and diagramming.
  • Written descriptions are clear and grammatically correct

5. Professionalism –  The ability to act legally, ethically, and critically in society and the environment.

  • Evidence that architecture responds to human issues
  • Overall quality of portfolio as a representation of educational achievements

For further questions about your portfolio and our admissions process, contact our admissions counselor, Justin Stadel at


Uploading Your Portfolio

Portfolios can be uploaded in multiple parts. If needed, you can reformat the portfolio in PDF in sections (possibly by project with multiple images per project) and then uploading each project. You can upload up to 150MB that way, but it is recommended that you use file compression through PDF.