Portfolio Policy

Students are required to prepare and maintain a physical portfolio of their work throughout their time at the School of Architecture. There are several required portfolio-related events each year. The academic portfolio must contain work from all design studios and other courses where creative work is produced per guidelines below.

The following classes must be included in student portfolios

  • All design studios
  • All Media + Modeling classes
  • Construction Technology 1 & 2
  • Structures 1 & 2
  • All electives where creative work is produced, e.g. fabrication, collage, drawing, etc.
  • Professional work or any work done outside of school should not be included

Printing and Binding Criteria

  • Must be bound. Stay away from binding that causes portfolios to fall apart.
  • Paper matters. Stay away from low-quality bond paper.
  • Size is up to you, but we recommend no smaller than 8.5x11
  • Must include a current resume

Scanning Sketches

  • Dropbox App for large images
    • Click on + and scan the document using your phone’s camera. Dropbox will adjust the photo as needed and make black and white
  • Hinman Scanner: located under the hammock stairs. Login to the adjacent computer to retrieve scans
  • Photographing Models:
    • Tripp’s shop has a large photography setup with lights and background. You must ask an assistant for a key.
    • Tripp’s shop also has a photo booth for smaller models that are located under the breezeway near the metal shop, no key needed
    • Hinman laser room: TBD


  • On-campus: OIT Printing & Copying Services. Various binding and paper options
  • Accent Graphics (agprintco.com)
  • ARC Document Solutions
  • Creative Approach
    • Address: 1080 West Peachtree Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30309
    • Website: https://mycreativeapproach.com/
    • Hours: M-F 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    • Number: (404) 480-8222
    • Notes: Offers same day printing + binding, Bring compiled PDF on USB
  • Lulu.com
    • Online printing service that will ship your prints to you

Digital Portfolio

  • Issuu Website (https://issuu.com/)
    • With a free account you can upload up to 100 mb documents for public or specific shared viewing
  • Adobe Portfolio
    • Free service if you are paying for Adobe subscription


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