Mar 172 min read

Most important design tips for every Architectural Portfolio!

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Team Kaarwan

Architecture presentation might not be the core of the project, but it surely influences the viewer– i.e., the jurors, who will not spend more than half an hour reviewing a student’s work with often no knowledge of their process throughout the semester.

Presentations can also be considered as an indicator of your visualization skills and aesthetic sense as a designer, which gives the reviewer an impression at first glance.

Visual communication and presentation are necessary skills for every architect. Here are some tips to improve your portfolio & sheet presentations!

1. Spend time on branding

Branding is important to market yourself as an architect! Make sure you’re spending time on things that may seem arbitrary, like your logo, and various other collaterals.

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2. Focus on formatting

It’s important to maintain goodformatting, to ensure that your sheets look professional. Such sheets always give off a good impression and automatically help you level up.

3. Create modular sheets

Don’t have a lot of time to spend composing your sheets? Go modular! Maintain a grid layout, which will help you quickly create professional and clean-looking sheets.

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4. Follow a theme throughout

A good theme helps make your portfolio curation easier. Whether it’s a color theme or a layout theme, it will make your portfolio cohesive and reflect attention to detail.

5. Curate a Professional portfolio

Understand what your employer is looking for, and curate your portfolio accordingly. Present relevant projects at the start to instantly grab the attention of the viewer and keep them interested.

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Team Kaarwan

Team Kaarwan

Since we graduated from IIT Roorkee, we have been on a mission to democratize education through affordable online and offline workshops on industry-relevant skills, that help students gain better employability across the Indian subcontinent!