This is my motivation letter required to enter for a master program in the architectural field.
Hopeful for comments, tips and corrections.
*Note that is only allowed one page, A4 format. So, I tried to summarize the informations as much as I could
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am applying for the Master "Integrative technologies and architectural design research (ITECH) starting in October, 2014, and I would like to express my interest for the program. My goal is to become a professional able and prepared to deal with complex buildings, advanced building technologies and environmental performance, in order to improve the quality of buildings and cities. I want to be a professional engaged to these factors, promoting quality and social respect to architectural and urban planning products.
I am graduated in Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Vila Velha, in Espírito Santo, Brazil in earlier 2013. During my studies, I awoke special interest in disciplines dealing with energy performance and environmental quality, what made me also interesting to investigate more about the development of new constructions technologies, and tools in order to facilitate and enable the technological advancement of the design and building performance, this interest was also a result of my thesis, where I developed a research center, involving the concepts of innovation, performance and building technology. During my academic journey, I joined the "Core of studies and practices of Architecture and Urban Plans, Civil Engineering and product design", where I had the chance to research about construction technologies, integrating the architectural design with economic and environmental issues and structural concept process in research projects. I was able to investigate about structural systems and design possibilities, and approach my leadership and team work skills. Also, I joined other extracurricular activities, such as workshops, researches and professional internships aiming to approach my knowledge, gain experience and get involved in academic activities.
My academic background, my experiences with research and special interest for innovation, building performance and advanced building technologies are the main reasons that I am applying to this program. I believe that technological advancements are the base for innovation, capable to attend the market transformations, environmental and economic exigencies, enabling multidisciplinary interaction to reach better results and quality for the architectural and urban products. The outstanding educational system and the interaction between the research and practice (that is essential for technological advancement) is an opportunity to improve my skills and to achieve my professional goals. The master program will provide knowledge in advanced technologies, computational tools and make me prepared to deal with the environmental, aesthetic and economic challenges. Also, the opportunity to develop myself in an international environment will provide me multicultural interaction and allows me to switch experiences and acquaintance. To investigate about the multiple potentials of the architecture design, structures and building technologies convinces me that I will gain necessary theoretical and practical knowledge.
Furthermore, I strongly believe that my academic background, where I was always engaged with researches, my motivation of getting experience and knowledge, my skills developed during my academic journey and my high interest for innovation and technological advancement will bring benefit, enrich the program, fellow students and professors.
Thank you for considering my application, I am looking forward to enter the program.