Student work

Third Year Application - Architecture

I. Deadline Dates:

THIS SITE IS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS FOR 3RD YEAR.

ONLY UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TAKING 2ND YEAR COURSES IN THE PRE-ARCHITECTURE PROGRAM AT UNL/UNO SHOULD USE THIS SITE TO APPLY FOR THE 3RD YEAR.

Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. CST - February 3, 2014
Portfolio Deadline: 9:00 a.m. CST - May 16, 2014

Students will be notified of terms of acceptance between May and August 2014.

II. Contacts:

 

III. General Requirements:

Completion of the first two years of core study in the Pre Architecture program with a cummulative GPA of 2.60 or higher.

IV. Portfolio Requirements:

Each student submits a portfolio of 10 pages of work (8 1/2 X 11 inches, one-side only). The portfolio should offer sufficient evidence for the following items to be evaluated.

1. Skills Development

a. Freehand observational drawing: The drawing demonstrates strong observational skills and is well proportioned; line and shade are highly descriptive and expressive; drawing shows the volumetric and structural qualities of the object; drawing demonstrates outstanding ability to translate a three-dimensional object into two dimensions.

b. Composition (two-dimensional and three-dimensional): Elements are arranged so that the viewer's eye moves through the composition consistent with the student's intentions; the basics of formal expression are effectively used; the hierarchy of parts is effective; no extraneous components; expressive ability in both two and three dimensions.

c. Architectural delineation by computer: Describes the spacial characteristics of an object in plan, section, elevation, and through perspective, views are selected for their expressive potential; demonstrates a superior ability to use the computer in the analysis of form and effectively communicate each variable; representations have a scalar consistency; forms are well constructed and joints are matched.

d. Architecture drawing conventions: Drawings demonstrating facility in the use of the conventions of architectural drawings in either digital or hand drafted form, issues including excellent line weight, graphic composition, and corresponding accuracy between drawings should be displayed.

e. Craft: The assembled object is consistent and creates a self-sufficient world for the piece; the method of construction supports the designer's intentions; the nature of the materials used for the construction are exploited to reinforce the intention.

f. Representation of light, materials, and color: Demonstrates superior ability to depict space through the representation of light and material presence (weight, texture, reflectiveness, etc.); accomplishment in the application of color theory and its application; hue, value, shading, and intensity are used to communicate a sense of depth that is logical.

2. Design process

Student is in command of the design process as a rational process; clear problem statement; superior performance of analysis and the use of this information to inform decision making; exploration of alternatives as evidence of inquiry; decision making grounded in research; development and enhancement of selected alternative.

3. Portfolio Design

a. Page design and layout: Consistent format; excellent composition; extends the information from page-to-page; easy to read; achieves balance with visual information and relaxation; eye is directed to information; effectively communicates the design and its intent with transparency and accuracy; excellent craft.

b. Content: The portfolio contains ten, one-sided pages; the work contained within the portfolio permits an adequate evaluation.

V. Application:

Architecture Application for Third Year of Study