Are you an aspiring architect?
Portico is the place for you - whatever stage you're at in your journey.
High school students, university students, recent graduates,
and those a little further down the track.
Portico is here to help you define your own unique path in architecture - whatever stage you're at.
Are you thinking about studying architecture at university?
Wondering what being an architect is like, and what you need to do to get there?
So you've already taken the leap and are studying architecture. How can you get the most out of your degree, take your projects to the next level, and develop your design values?
Architecture is the art, practice, and science of designing and constructing buildings and spaces. It is the spaces which leave you awestruck, the immense monuments to the history of civilisation, but also the day-to-day of how you live and navigate through the world.
Architecture is part of our everyday understanding of and sense of being the world - whether consciously or subconsciously, it affects every one of us.
As we grapple with climate change, population increases, housing crises and the potential of life on Mars, architectural thinking is increasingly valuable.
The limits and methods of architecture are constantly changing and extending. We need architecture to deal with new scenarios: new materials and construction methods, desire for small, efficient & inspiring homes, digital drawing methods, robot-led construction processes and the need for immediate shelter able to be constructed by locals after major disasters.
Studying architecture is more than learning how a traditional house goes together, it's discovering and developing a series of skills and tools which enable you to engage - critically, creatively and practically - with these new, exciting, and important issues as they arise.
Whatever your path in architecture, it's sure to be full of challenges, and rewards.
the more you're prepared to give, the more you'll get back.
At Portico, we believe not just in architects, but in future leaders - architects or otherwise.
Architecture is a journey, and Portico's mission is to empower you as you navigate from high school, through university, and onwards.
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Find out about my journey, why I believe architecture and young people, and my vision for portico.
Want the support and critique to confidently take your project to the next level? Looking for external feedback, or a new direction? Or are you keen to share your skills and journey with others?
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Resources & courses
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