Portfolio Review: Architecture


Upperclassman and young professionals: How do you turn your skills into a portfolio that will get you high marks on university entrance exams and the attention of potential employers?

In June, Strelka and Look At Me invited young architects to submit portfolios to a panel of highly-respected experts.

On July 9, in the courtyard of the Strelka Institute, the panel will present their selections, analyzing the portfolios’ strengths and weaknesses and explaining what sets a great portfolio apart from an ordinary one.

The panel includes architect, artist and curator Yevgeny Asse; Alexander Brodsky, director of Alexander Brodsky Architects; Daria Paramonova, instructor at the SENSEable City Moscow studio at Strelka; Yuri Grigoryan, head of Project Meganom and educational program director at Strelka; and Sergey Skuratov, president of Sergey Skuratov Architects and a member of the Union of Architects.

Skuratov is also a member of the Board of the Union of Moscow Architects, the winner of numerous Russian and international competitions, and an honorary builder of Moscow.

Industrial designers will have the opportunity to present their portfolios in July, and portfolios by graphic designers will be accepted in August.

Architect Jezi Stankevich, a Strelka alumnus who lives and works in Denmark, will serve as moderator.

After graduating from the Vilnius Academy of Arts and the Vilnius College of Design, Jezi worked as an architect in Lithuania, Spain, Russia and Denmark. As a member of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), Jezi took part in the Fablab house project that won the people’s choice award at the Solar Decathlon Europe in 2010. Jezi has covered Lithuania for Project Baltia, an architectural journal, since 2011.