Lately, I’ve been giving my brother tips on what he should do to prepare himself for architecture school. Since there are quite a lot of high school students that follow this blog, I thought I should dedicate a post to those who are still in high school with the same tips.
Since I live in the USA, some of these things probably won’t be relevant to those in other countries- maybe, maybe not.
There are AP classes I recommend taking before entering college in general. If you take AP classes in high school, most of the time you won’t have to take it in college since you will be getting college credit for those classes. With these classes out of the way, you can start taking electives and/or required humanities courses. It will also get you ahead of the game where you can take classes you will be required to take in your coming years at architecture school. By the time you’re a senior, you’ll have less and less classes since you’ve taken them early on.
Here are the AP classes you should take in high school: AP Physics, AP Calculus and AP English. Also think about taking any humanities classes to get those out of the way too!
Also it’s a good idea to get familiar with the arts so taking an art class- painting, sketching or drawing. Also some school offer architecture classes in high school too, so take those if you have to opportunity.
Check out this post for the list of recommended books. Get a head start!
Grab a moleskin and put in things that inspire you. You can have cut-out images pasted in, small doodles during class, collage of things, anything that keeps your creativity flowing. Doesn’t have to be architectural!
(more to come)