Architecture Portfolio Workshop

An Online Workshop To Help You Build a Winning Architecture Portfolio




Live | Google meet





How it works?

4 steps to save your time and stay ahead of the competition

Step 1: learn

Day 1

16th May 2021

Learn and follow all the necessary crafts needed to design your portfolio.

Step 2: apply

6 days

6 days to prepare your architecture portfolio

Prepare your portfolio based on the instructions given by the mentor and share it with us. Prepare a list of questions or doubts and get them answered by the mentor.

Step 3: review

Day 2

23rd May 2021

Get expert comments on your portfolio by getting it reviewed by Valentino Gareri.

Step 4: job/internship

Apply for Job or Higher Education

Improve your portfolio and make it relevant to your career goals and stay ahead of the competition

Workshop overview

With so many skills and competencies, what is it that employers look for? What will make us stand out in the heaps of applications received for a job advert? How can we tackle various challenges when seeking employment or our choice of experience?

If you are also looking for answers to all these questions, you have come to the right place. This workshop is specially curated to help you find answers to all such questions and improve your chances to land a job in the firm or organization of your choice.

This workshop series will help you gain, develop and hone the essential skills needed to help you stand out in the workforce and advance in today’s dynamic job market by enhancing your employability. 

Come join Architect Valentino Gareri to learn the art of crafting a winning architectural portfolio and re-imagining your architecture or design career.

Completing this workshop will help you

  • Identify the true purpose of a resume, cover letter and portfolio.
  • Learn about the most common mistakes when applying to top firms.
  • Learn to communicate and present yourself effectively and enhance your employability.
  • Learn the techniques to craft a winning design portfolio.

Workshop modules

  • Introduction
  • Skills Required By Top Architectural Firms
  • Crafting a Winning Resume.
  • Writing a Winning Cover Letter.
  • Do’s and don’ts of portfolio & cover letter.
  • Why do you need an effective portfolio?
  • Preparing materials and assets.
  • Order of a portfolio(materials, assets, projects etc)
  • What to include in your portfolio?
  • How to select the right architecture firm for internship or job
  • When and where to pursue a masters in architecture
  • Typography – fonts selection.
  • Types of pages/spreads.
  • Delivery types and how to plan for them.
  • Portfolio length(number of pages).
  • Number of projects you should include.
  • Drawing/images vs explanation text count/limit.


  • Architecture students
  • Recent graduates who are interested in getting a job/internship in top architecture firms as well as getting international exposure.
  • Professionals who want to upgrade their job profile and are looking for feedback on their portfolio or cover letter.

Live Sessions Timings


04:00 pm - 05:00 pM


06:30 am - 07:30 am


12:30 pm -01:30 Pm


08:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Pick your learning experience

Basic Plan

₹ 3200 | $43 | €35

Regular Plan
INR 6800 USD 91 EUR 75

₹ 4500 | $60 | €50

You save: INR 2300 | USD 31 | EUR 25
Advance Plan
214 USD | 176 EUR

₹ 15800 | $218 | €185

workshop mentor

Valentino Gareri

Valentino Gareri is an Italian architect with a senior experience in the industry known for his ability to successfully integrate ideas from a great variety of fields into his work. 
He is a prominent and distinguished architectural designer who is highly regarded among experts in the field.
Valentino has worked on numerous distinguished design projects throughout the world (Italy, Australia and United States) and these projects have been widely covered in architectural publications and the wider international press.

Born in Italy, Valentino graduated with honors in 2010 at IUAV – University of Venice, studying Sustainable Architecture, and became registered Architect in 2011.His thesis degree has been published in the Fassa Bortolo Award 2012 edited by University of Architecture of Ferrara. For his studies on sustainable design, he received several international awards, such as the Sustainable Architecture Award – Fassa Bortolo 2012 and the SAIE Selection 2011 Award.

In the 2019 the European Commission awarded him with the European Sustainable Award as part of the team Workshop Reconstruction – MCA. Valentino Gareri has been Assistant Professor of Architectural Design in 2012 and 2013 at the University of Parma, Italy. Today based in New York, during his career he had the opportunity to work with prestigious international practices, such as Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Mario Cucinella Architects and BIG – Bjarke Ingles Group.

Valentino is the promoter of the mindset approach ‘DREAMING IS MORE’, encouraging artists and architects to inspire people to dream for a better world.

‘Dreaming is more’ is an encouragement to every person to find their inner talent, to feed it, and use it to change the world.

Architects have the responsibility to give a big contribution to make our planet a better place where we can live in today, and the best home for the new generations tomorrow.
– (Valentino Gareri)

What other participants are saying...

It was indeed an enriching experience! 
First of all, I want to thank the ArchitectureChat Team, for their cooperation, readiness to reply or help with any question and support for the portfolio workshop! I appreciate it a lot!!

And regarding the Portfolio workshop: I would like to mention how lucky I am to find this workshop mentored by Valentino. His work has influenced me in the best of ways. While making the decision to participate in this workshop, I was looking for motivation and similar inspiration from a professional such as Valentino. I chose the workshop to review my portfolio, which has been a huge motivation for me. When preparing the portfolio before the workshop, I knew how to do it, but Valentino helped me to focus on things which are more relevant and valuable to create structure and strategy for the steps we take in developing our portfolio. His lecture and experience helped me obtain clarity in thoughts  and actions. Before portfolio making felt as a tremendous abstract work, however, after the workshop it has become an easy step-to-step task. I am extremely thankful for the insight and therefore, highly recommend this course for such guidance! After a long time of stagnation with the portfolio, with recommendation and review from the worskshop, I got confidence and direction for my portfolio. I must point as well, that the mentor Valentino is a positive person. His words were inspiring and motivating. The live sessions were also very responsive and interactive. We could ask all the questions we were worried about and Valentino addressed all fully and carefully! Thank you for the workshop, it was indeed 100% helpful to me!

Alena Dolzhikova

Recent graduate, Hungary

Thanks a lot for the workshop. It was really cool to attend the workshop. Some small detailing like how to make the portfolios short and crisp are very useful.

Azad R K

Recent graduate, India

It’s been great for my classmates and me! We’ve learned a lot and we’re glad we joined the workshop.

Reem Taju

Architecture student, saudi arabia

It was really useful to decide on what to add in portfolio and how to represent things in a portfolio. I personally felt the workshop was interesting.

Sugathi Reddy

Recent graduate, India

Thanking ArchitectureChat to be participant and getting once in a life time opportunity to get my portfolio reviewed and answered on various scales in the field of architecture under Valentino Gareri.

Siddharth Bhandari

Recent graduate, Polimi, Italy

I just graduated with my bachelor and during my internship, the whole portfolio-making process is like a serious catastrophic event because I had no clue what to do. But seeing other people who have done their portfolio and learn about the process I am going to do a better job this time.


Recent graduate, india

For me it was very useful I am a bachelor’s student and I have never done a portfolio before so I attended this workshop to see how to build a portfolio and for me this workshop was very useful. Also, seeing other participant’s portfolios was helpful.

Gloria Marelli

Architecture student, Italy

For me, this was the first experience of knowing how a portfolio should be designed, and the basics of an architecture portfolio also dos and don’t of a portfolio.


Architecture student, India

Workshop FAQs:

Can i get a refund if i am unable to attend the workshop?

You can request a refund before 30th April 2021.

You can contact us by sending an email to [email protected] indicating the email you use for course registration, the order ID and the reason for the refund.Please note we are unable to reimburse for any currency conversion fees charged by your bank.

What should I do if I am late for a session? Or I can’t attend the live session. Will the session be repeated? Is there any way to watch it later?​

You have the option to replay the recorded sessions. All google meet sessions are recorded and shared on the ArchitectureChat website and can be accessed at any time by registered participants.

Do I need any prior knowledge to succeed with this workshop?​

Absolutely not! To succeed in this workshop all you need is the willingness to learn & take action, a curious mind and the desire to succeed.

Will I get an opportunity to connect with other participants?​

Virtual and interactive workshop: The virtual experience allows participants to feel comfortable and provides a conducive environment for productive learning at home.

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