Abstract Submission

Submission Process
If your instructor has requested for you to submit directly to Abstract, please upload content via this form or contact our editorial team for an upload link.
  • Do not submit wall-sized boards, multi-page PDFs, or multiple drawings or images in a single image file.

  • Raster images (images, such as renderings, photographs, or collages) should be saved with the following specs: 8-bit TIFF files, CMYK colorspace (not RGB), and approximately 8x10” at 300 dpi, but no larger than 11x17” at 300dpi. Files should not be compressed or contain layers or alpha channels.

  • Vector images (line work, such as AutoCAD or Illustrator drawings) should be saved as .AI (Adobe Illustrator) files, in CMYK color space (not RGB).

  • Physical models should be photographed, color corrected in Photoshop, converted to CMYK, and saved in an 8-bit TIFF format (300 DPI and approximately 8"x10"). The files should be flattened and not contain layers or alpha channels.

  • Make sure that all solid “black” areas are true black (C=0%, Y=0%, M=0%, K=100%), not “rich black” (C=100%, Y=100%, M=100%, K=100%)
  • For vector files, Make sure that ALL lines are at the very least 60% black, optimally 100% black. If you want to have line hierarchy, achieve that through lineweights, not through making lines gray.
  • Please do not include any text embedded in your images
File Labeling Standard

ARCH CriticLastName StudentName1 StudentName2 FA18 ImageNumber ImageTitle.ext

Example: ARCH Ames KenBohen JamieSmith FA18 01 section.tif

Program Abbreviations:

ARCH: Architecture Studio
BST: Building Science and Technology

CCCP: Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices

HP: Historic Preservation Studio

HT: History/Theory

NYP: New York/Paris

UD: Architecture and Urban Design
UP: Urban Planning

VS: Visual Studies

Term Abbreviations:

SU: Summer

FA: Fall
SP: Spring

If the work was executed by a group, please include the names of all of the participants. Students’ names should be listed exactly how they should appear in ABSTRACT.

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