Motivation letter sample for a Master in Architecture

As a result of many inquiries coming from our visitors we have prepared a motivation letter sample for University application, e.g. Master degree program in Architecture.
Feel free to use the example provided below in writing your motivation letter for University admission.

University of Berlin
School of Architecture
Admission office

Subject: Motivation letter

With this letter I hereby wish to state my interest and apply for Master degree programme in Architecture. I always had an interest and passion for Architecture, and therefore it is not surprising that I have finished my Bachelor studies in Architecture in just three years instead of four.

I have developed this strong passion towards Architecture thanks to my father who is a civil engineer. Furthermore as I had an interest and talent for arts, my father guided me toward this field and I started to make models at the age of 9. Now I have an impressive collection of model houses and buildings. I have continued with this craft even during my bachelor studies and some of my works were awarded on the national competitions.

The study of fundamental architectural courses, such as architectural structure, mechanics and materials science, made me to realize that architecture does not focuses only on a visual, but also emphasizes on the more essential functional and practical aspects of an object. Thanks to the new skills and knowledge gained on the University I realized that architecture is not only an art, but technology. Studies have provided me a deeper comprehension of science and its cultural influences.

Joint influence of my artistic skills and knowledge helped me to visualize the spaces in their totality, although, at first these spaces were confined to sharp rectangular spaces which were later extruded to their third dimension with lessons from my Basic and Architectural Design classes. These spaces were more often clustered into a larger space to give a magnified appearance. My emphasis remained on the built-form that represented the theme of the subject and the required spaces were closely knitted into this form. Since then my professional motto is “unless you put a function to your creation – it’s not architecture, it’s just visual art”.

As one of the main professional achievements I would like to point out my involvement in the design of sport complex in my municipality. I have been involved in this project in 2011 just after I have graduated. Thanks to this experience I have gained practical skills in designing and work scope framing, project planning scheduling, etc. After working on this I realized that in order to build higher skill and to learn new technologies in this field, higher studies in the field of Architectural Project Management in reputed International Institution is very essential.

Now I feel that I have had a fair amount of exposure in this field. This exposure has given me a solid platform through almost one and half year’s of experience in a leading consulting house where I am working now. I feel that I have not satisfied my urge to learn, especially when there is so much still to learn. I do not perceive a Graduate Degree as an end. I have strong desire to push a head, and I plan to invest a lot in my education to build my career. To fully utilize my time spent in graduate school, I now require a program that can provide me with the best resources, and educational tools available. Your University can rightly provide me those and I hope that I will be given an opportunity to not only study at your University, but also to become fully absorbed in your planning community.

I am applying after carefully reviewing the course curriculum. Since the research focus and facilities available in your department complement my research interests and requirements, I believe that being a student in your department would not only empower my career development, but would give me the framework my utilize my full potentials. Moreover I feel that as a Masters student at your University, I can benefit from the numerous challenging career opportunities.

Name and Surname of the Applicant