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Waterloo Architecture Interview Preparation

A photo of dinosaurbones dinosaurbones
The other WA thread seemed to be getting cluttered with questions about other schools so I hope you guys don't mind that I made a new one.

Anyways, does anyone know how we should prepare for the interview? I've been told that they will ask about books we read and places/architects that inspire us. What other questions will be asked about ourselves or our portfolio works?

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A photo of zegirl zegirl
Anybody? lol
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Hey, when's everyone's interview? :)

Mine's on the 20th,
so its next Wednesday!!!

Since I have done my OCAD illustration interview,
my Ryerson architecture 'interview'
and mailed in my Carleton portfolio
I guess I am sort of prepared for Waterloo's.

The only thing I am worrying is
that my sketchbook,
being one of the greatest representation of my creativity and process,
contains ALOT of figure drawings
instead of architecture/buildings etc.

So what does everyone's portfolio contain? :D


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A photo of juicetan juicetan
Hey, :),
I'm going on Monday the 18th.

I don't think having architecture/buildings in our portfolios is really that important.

At the open house, I talked to someone going to Waterloo whose portfolio was also focused figures drawings - it was on display. He had what 100 figures drawings, loose and different sizes, it was really good. With that, if I remember correctly, we talked about how his approach was to show that he can really draw well and is capable of expressing emotions, atmosphere, whatever, which can be applied to design.

A lot of my portfolio is my sketchbook which is a collection of ideas, I suppose. Not many figures, I'm not a superb draftsman. Some photography, landscapes with oil pastels, projects from here and there.
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Wow that's pretty early :O

True... nice info btw, thanks :)

And I guess I can say I am good at observation and so on
It's always good to have strong ideas
cause that technically what Architecture is about
without its technical part :)
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A photo of zegirl zegirl
I dont mean to sound blunt, but what are figure drawings?
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Yea, figure drawings can definately show technical skills, but not so much on the creative side.

zegirl: figure drawings are pretty much sketches of the human figure, usually in nude to show the features of the body, such as the muscles, veins, skin, the pose/movement , etc.

Also, my interview is on monday april 18 at 11:30 and my precis is at 12:30
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A photo of juicetan juicetan
I think figure drawings can be very creative and expressive.
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A photo of Roygbiver Roygbiver
A cool figure drawing website if anyone's interested
http://www.posemaniacs.com/?pagename=thirtysecond
but don't visit unless you have absolutely nothing better to do. It can lead to some serious procrastination
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A photo of dinosaurbones dinosaurbones

@juicetan wrote
I think figure drawings can be very creative and expressive.




I agree! I think good figure drawings require creative interpretation to convey a figure's essence.
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A photo of Shahida Shahida
My interview's april 18th, 5 pm
I have no clue how to organize my large canvases, etc. since they asked to see originals....does it have to be in a nice large portfolio? or can i just bring them all in?? Its also hard to make urself look organized when you have sculptures, canvases, portfolio, sketchbook, USB stick . . . =/ any suggestions??
And where do i start off? or is that their choice what they wish to see first?
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@dinosaurbones wrote

@juicetan wrote
I think figure drawings can be very creative and expressive.




I agree! I think good figure drawings require creative interpretation to convey a figure's essence.



Yea I agree as well, if it's drawn by imagination. Not so much if its just copied, like most people do, when they are learning about human anatomy.
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A photo of zegirl zegirl
do you think it would be really pretentious if I showed them drawings with buildings in it? The buildings are not the focal point though, its a person that is the focal point.
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yea....I actually have "architecture" classes at my school, so i have like drawings of flor plans, elevations, site plans etc. But, i don't know if i should show them all that or hide it? The rest of my portfolio has a pretty good variety
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A photo of zegirl zegirl
can anyone drop a few more tips before he head for our interviews?

merci!
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A photo of davispolk davispolk

@juicetan wrote
I think figure drawings can be very creative and expressive.




Yes, I agree with you, Figure drawing should be more attractive and likely to expressive...
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