Creating a Concept Board Account

Concept Board



Building a studio culture in a virtual class room requires additional effort, empathy, time, and most importantly, a “shared space.” Concept Board is a virtual shared space that facilitates desk crits. The drawing and commenting tools in Concept Board, whether used alone asynchronously or synchronously during Zoom calls, approximate the in-person desk crit sessions of faculty and student drawing together on the same drawing.

The School of Architecture has a paid subscription to Concept Board. There is no additional cost to faculty and students. It is a  web-based service (no apps to download or update) with sketching tools, text-based commenting functions, and the ability to send notifications to specific students. Guest critics can join reviews without registering.

Please contact Eric Lum to register under the ARH Concept Board account.

Concept Board Instructions PDF

*Note: If you are having trouble registering, please note that you can still use Conceptboard as a guest as long as you have a link. Please ask your faculty to share the link to the class Conceptboard while you troubleshoot registration issues.



Signing up for Concept Board


The signing up requires TWO steps. Students must first register and then verify their email addresses. Please avoid signing up for a trial account which expires in 3 months.


Step 1: Go to


Step 2: Click on “STUDENT REGISTRATION” below the black “Sign in” button.


Step 3. Enter the registration code “aauarchitecture”


Step 4: Enter your name, email address, and create a password.


Step 5: Click”Confirm Joining”


Step 6: Verify your email address to activate your account


Step 7: Look for an email in your inbox to ACTIVATE your account


Step 8: You must activate your account by verifying your email address. If you do not verify your email address, the faculty will not be able to invite you to the class board.


Step 9: Once ACTIVATION is complete, please alert your faculty so that they can invite you to the board being used for the class.


If you have any questions:

Undergraduate students, please contact Karen Seong

Graduate students, please contact Eric Lum