2009 Willeke Portfolio Competition

Every year Michigan Architecture stages a portfolio competition honoring the late architect, Leonard B. Willeke. Undergraduate students currently enrolled in the architecture program are eligible for awards totaling $15,000.

Applicants’ portfolio should consist of the very best of his or her creative work. Careful consideration should be given to the design of the entire portfolio, including its content, organization, appearance, and feel.

Examples of winning portfolios from previous years are available to review. Please ask Laura Brown in room 2150 for these samples, and be prepared to review them on the spot, as they may not be removed from the office.

Guidelines for the Willeke Portfolio Competition
Eligibility: Undergraduate students enrolled in the Michigan Architecture Program

Portfolio Requirements: No larger than 11 inches x 14 inches

Submission Date: Monday March 9, 2009 by 5:00 PM

Location: Office of the Architecture Program
Attention: Laura Brown
Room 2150, Art and Architecture Building

Prizes: Awards Totaling $15,000

Identification: Please submit with the portfolio a one page identifier giving your name and your 2008 winter term design studio. This page is the only identifier permitted; the portfolio and its contents shall have no other identifying marks, names, or initials.

Attribution: Students are encouraged to include work from a variety of classroom and life experiences, but proper attribution and a clear indication of the student’s role in team projects and other collaborations is essential. Competitors are cautioned to include only work in which they can claim authorship. A significant portion of the portfolio should exhibit work done while in the Michigan Architecture Program.

Context: Images of existing conditions or landscapes are often helpful to more adequately explain a project to someone unfamiliar with the work. In all cases, graphic work not produced by the student, whether drawings or photographs, should be properly cited.

Jury: Three alumni and two faculty

Date of Jury: Friday, March 20, 2009

Announcement of Winners: Friday, March 20, 2009; time and place to be announced