Need advice for portfolio


hello everyone

This is my first attempt of doing s portfolio for a grad school, it's not done yet and i still have a time to change it so please give me a sincere feedback. Thank you!

Sep 29, 17 4:18 pm

Looks nice, the buildings are a little on the bland side. I would look at the work of Richard Meier to see how he adds depth to modern enclosures. This is something that could take quite a while to get the hang of.

Sep 29, 17 4:23 pm

Thank you very much for the feedback! what do you mean by the bland side?

lacking in articulation

Non Sequitur

Too much grey wash. Nothing stands out and I don't like the section profile along the gutter.

Sep 29, 17 4:28 pm

Yes, I know my graphic design skills are a bit weak and I am working on it. can you tell me something about the content as well?


Others may disagree, but I say get rid of the skyline on the side of each layout.  At first, I thought you had scanned a page that was ripped out of a printed portfolio.  Also the cheesy quotes from other architects is not ok.  If you used a precedent study from a specific architect, show that as an example.  Ditch the quote.

Sep 29, 17 5:31 pm

Fair enough, thank you!

Siska ArchiSnapper

A portfolio is a representation of you and your work. As for any job interview, you want to shape your presentation towards the specific focus & need of the recruiter. Always start by thinking about ‘the goal of your portfolio’ which will depend on the profile the recruiter is looking for. If you want to stand out for a particular position, first make sure you gear your work in the right direction to then determine your unique talents/qualities that will add value to the employer’s share in that specific field.

We, ArchiSnappers, recommend presenting a different portfolio every time you apply for a job. An efficient way of managing portfolios, could be to create a ‘reference portfolio’ first. Your reference portfolio would be a personal collection of all your work & projects that you can then use as a reference to choose from for other specifically targeting portfolios.

Remember to make a ‘less is more’ selection, both in visuals as in quantity. Select what is interesting to the employer and the position, not what seems exciting/artistic/beautiful/interesting to you. Although your portfolio should bring out your personality, make sure to keep in mind what the employer needs and if your profile (shown through your portfolio) can fulfill that need.

If this seems helpful, you might want to check out some more detailed architect portfolio insights on our blog:

Mar 7, 18 11:33 am
I second the skyline/torn pages comment, doesn’t add to the layout. Also, things are cramped onto the pages. Try to find a way to make the negative space of the page work with your images. And you need to explain your thought process through images. The big decisions made will be graphically represented. For example, you have text, a sketch, site plan, plan and rendering all on one page for your sports center. It’s the first page, just start off with the grand idea of the project in the simplest form. You don’t need to show the entire conception of the project on the first page. Also, put your portfolio together like you’re showing it to a client. This way, you can explain your project through images.
Mar 7, 18 3:32 pm
Oh also, you need a voice! Shows us your design emotions through your portfolio.
Mar 7, 18 3:37 pm

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