Architecture – Cambridge Interview Questions

“How can I prepare when the interviewer could ask me absolutely anything about Architecture?”

By understanding how the interview works and, crucially, what it is that the interviewer is looking for. The interviewer is not looking to catch you out, but rather for you to demonstrate your curiosity, knowledge and passion for Architecture.

“How am I able to do that?”

Demonstrate your enthusiasm and personality

You might be asked general interview questions so that the interviewer can learn more about you – review our list of General Interview questions to prepare.

Show that you enjoy studying Architecture independently
The easiest way to demonstrate your enthusiasm for Architecture is to show that you are self-motivated and have studied the subject in your free-time for enjoyment – for example through online lectures and independent reading. If you don’t know where to start, review our suggested reading list below.

Demonstrate your subject knowledge about and passion for Architecture
The key to answering these questions is to always demonstrate your thought process aloud. The interviewer does not expect you to be able to answer every question immediately, but rather wants to determine that you are able to think about and work on unknown topics with confidence, intelligence and clarity – and they won’t be able to do that if you sit in silence! Use the list of questions below to prepare. Perhaps you can have a friend or relative ask you these questions so that you can develop your skills of thinking under time pressure and speaking out loud.

Reading Suggestions for Architecture

 Architecture Interview Questions

How would you explain architecture to an alien visiting earth?
How would you reduce crime through architecture?
How do you make a place peaceful?
What is your favourite building?
How does studying art link with architecture?
What is the importance of light in architecture?
What is the role of architects and museums?
If you are looking at a piece of architecture inspired by Bauhaus today, would you say it looks German?
Who is your favourite architect?