University of Ljubljana
Faculty of architecture

10. Do I have to be good at drawing?

As Juhani Pallasmaa wrote in “The Thinking Hand” (which you will have likely read by the end of the first year): in a way, every architect thinks with their hands. All lines drawn, all colours painted, sometimes even simple scratchings on sketch paper, will help you bring your ideas to life. It is far more important to know how to express your thoughts visually than to have artistic skills. Drawings, models, collages, etc., are some of the many ways to achieve this, and through their studies every student will find their own method.