Architecture portfolio

Information about the School of the Built Environment and Architecture portfolio process

If you’ve successfully applied for one of our Architecture Courses mentioned below, you’ll be asked to submit a portfolio.

Submitting your portfolio

Once your application has gone through our pre-screening process, you will be contacted by our Admissions Team to submit a portfolio using You will need to create an account and choose the template ‘Portfolio & CV’. Once you have populated the template with your designs, please publish your portfolio and send the URL link to our admissions team. They will then pass this to the relevant staff member to review. You will have 4 weeks to complete this process, the sooner you do, the quicker we can process your application.

What we are looking for

Your portfolio should contain a maximum of 10 photos that represent your creative and technical ability. It should be presented in a clear and coherent format and should be ordered according to types and styles of work. We look for a balance between vocational and academic representation within your work. Kindly demonstrate a broad range of examples in your skills and talents, preferably focusing on the understanding of three dimensional form and use of mixed media. Please select work that represents your strongest skills and avoid repeating examples of techniques and styles, we require skills that demonstrate your ability to observe, think and create.

An analysis of colour form and space is a plus, as well as demonstration of conceptual and creative thinking, which represents the understanding of architecture and particular areas of interest in the field.

As a guide you may consider the following:

  • Sketches & Drawings
  • Freehand
  • Animations
  • Paintings
  • Montages
  • Graphic Designs
  • Orthographic Drawings
  • Physical Models
  • Sculptures
  • Photography
  • Project Work
  • Analysis
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry/Stories
  • Preparatory Work

In order for us to be able to offer you a place to study at LSBU, you must submit a portfolio for review  by one of our course tutors. Our typical turn around time is 2-4 weeks however, during peak application periods this may take longer.

BA (Hons) Architectural Assistant Apprenticeship – Architecture

BA (Hons) Architecture

MArch Architect Apprenticeship – Architecture

MArch Architecture