Architect Cover Letter
The writer used the AIDA style of business writing for persuasive sales letters, where Attention, Interest, Desire, and Action paragraphs sell the product-in this instance, the candidate.
Sample Architect Cover Letter
November 15, 2010
Oak land, Mchingham
121 New areas, near Business Mark tower
Dear Mr. Jones:
Each architect holds his/her own unique paradigm. It has always been my dream to be an architect. As an elementary student, I remember drawing projects from my own perspective-viewing the world through different eyes than those of my classmates. Because I enjoy my work and know that success and fulfillment stem directly from working in one's passion, I submit my résumé and portfolio to you for consideration.
My résumé clearly shows that I have a variety of qualifying skills and abilities. Briefly, they are as follows:
- a Bachelor of Arts School of Architecture degree from Miami University with a respectable GPA achieved through hard work and attention to detail,
- a very strong background in computer-oriented design as evidenced by keen realistic imaging and detail-oriented visualization to provide innovative, practical design solutions while utilizing a consistent application of the fundamentals, and
- a sincere desire to apply these artistic and technical skills in a creative, fulfilling position in a firm such as yours.
I recently saw on the cover of Buildings magazine that WTW Architects was awarded "Best New Construction" for the Hetzel Union Building/Paul Robeson Cultural Center at Pennsylvania State University. The article caught my attention because I visited Penn State with my cousin in the spring and saw the "HUB." The building's oval interior commands a unique presence through the use of natural light and open spaces-a concept developed and perfected by Frank Lloyd Wright. One of your senior principals, Paul Williams, stated in the article, "The circle is symbolic of mankind-a symbol of civilization, a symbol of the town, the village, and the individual." The influence of Frank Lloyd Wright's design and expression is clearly evident through your firm's architecture-the same design and expression woven throughout my portfolio.
As you can see from my portfolio, I take pride in my work, too. It would be an honor to be a contributing member of your team and to work hard toward achieving WTW's goals and objectives. Because "proven skills" are best explained in person, I welcome the opportunity to introduce myself in an interview to discuss the value I offer WTW Architects. I will follow up with a phone call the week of July 21. Thank you for reviewing my portfolio, and I look forward to our meeting.