TSA Portfolio & Resume Clinic

Registration for the Portfolio & Resume Clinic is now closed and the waitlist is full. While a rush line will be available the day of the event, please note we cannot guarantee that your portfolio will be reviewed. We recommend arriving early to the session for your best chance to secure a spot from the rush line.  Thank you for your interest and understanding.


Looking for a job—particularly your first one in the industry or in a new city—is never easy, and it is particularly challenging in the architecture and design industry where not only do you need a top-notch resume and cover letter, but also a compelling design portfolio that conveys your skills and potential. Whether you’re creating your first portfolio or updating an existing one, putting together this document can often feel like a daunting task riddled with questions: What should you add and what should you cut? What are employers really looking for? Is this too much text? But don’t worry – we’re here to help! 

Join us on Saturday, May 4 for the TSA’s first ever Portfolio and Resume Review Clinic, as we bring together an amazing roster of guest reviewers to give you feedback on these important documents and share their insights on what makes a candidate stand out. Our portfolio reviewers represent a wide variety of practices within the industry, including architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design, and all have experience in the hiring process.

No matter what stage of your career you find yourself in, this will be an excellent opportunity to better understand how to showcase your architectural education, experience and unique professional journey on your portfolio and resume to help you meet your career goals.


How Can I Book A Portfolio Review?

We will have a number of limited spots available with our Guest Reviewers on Saturday, May 4. Each session will be 20-25 minutes long and requires prior registration. Please register by April 16, 2024. Visit our Eventbrite ticketing platform to register for the event, and there will be some short questions that will help determine the best and most relevant reviewers for you. You can learn more about the Guest Reviewers below. 

Please note, while we will do our best to pair attendees to reviewers relevant to their experience and goals, we cannot guarantee any specific reviewer or speciality.


What About My Resume and Cover Letter?

Just because you have a beautiful portfolio doesn’t mean you don’t need a great resume! Throughout the day and in the same space, we also will have a drop-in support table with experienced recruitment and career professionals who can help you with your questions regarding resumes, cover letters, interviews, and more. While our drop-in resume support table does not require pre-registration, all participants are welcome to stop by with their questions before or after their portfolio review session.

If you have any questions, please see our FAQ on our Eventbrite page or contact us at tsa@torontosocietyofarchitects.ca.

Above photograph by Shiraz Ali | www.shirazali.ca.




Early access to register for this event is available for TSA Members. Did you know the TSA offers free membership to students enrolled in architecture and related programs, giving you access to dozens of events throughout the year? Become a TSA Member and be part of our community.

Register Here

When Saturday, May 4, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Sessions will be scheduled throughout the day)

Registration Opens for TSA Members:
Tuesday, March 26

Registration Opens to Non-Members:
Tuesday, April 9

Registration Deadline:
Tuesday, April 16

Where Arcadis Smart City Sandbox (4th floor, 55 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON, M4V 1N5)

Duration 20-minute sessions

Cost Free

Guest Reviewers

We have a diverse lineup of Guest Reviewers joining us for this year’s Portfolio & Resume Clinic and attendees will be matched with portfolio reviewers based on identified interests and goals. Click on the profiles below to learn more about each guest.

More Guest Reviewers will be added as they are confirmed.

Andrew Geldard
Senior Associate, BDP Quadrangle
Portfolio Reviewer
Andrew Lee
Senior Designer, Canada Practice Leader, SOM
Portfolio Reviewer
Bruno Weber
Partner, KPMB Architects
Portfolio Reviewer
Farah Al Amin
Associate, DIALOG
Portfolio Reviewer
Haley Zhou
Senior Associate, Diamond Schmitt Architects
Portfolio Reviewer
Jill Taylor
Founding Partner, Taylor Hazell Architects
Portfolio Reviewer
Jodi Batay-Csorba
Principal, Batay-Csorba Architects
Portfolio Reviewer
John McKenna
Associate Principal, gh3*
Portfolio Reviewer
Karine Ying-Martin
Architect, Gensler
Portfolio Reviewer
Liana Bresler
Principal, SvN
Portfolio Reviewer
Natasha Lebel
Principal, Lebel & Bouliane
Portfolio Reviewer
Olivia Keung
Associate, Moriyama Teshima Architects
Portfolio Reviewer
Raymond Chow
Principal, gh3*
Portfolio Reviewer
Ria Al-Ameen
Associate, Giaimo
Portfolio Reviewer
Sara Jordao
Associate, RevelHouse
Portfolio Reviewer
Stanley Sun
Co-Founder/Creative Director, Mason Studio
Portfolio Reviewer
Suleman Khan
Intern Architect, RAW Design
Portfolio Reviewer
Vanessa Fong
Principal, VFA Architecture + Design
Portfolio Reviewer
Vaughn Miller
Principal, BNKC Architects
Portfolio Reviewer
Welland Sin
Associate Principal, Arcadis
Portfolio Reviewer
Will Elsworthy
Principal, Superkül
Portfolio Reviewer
Adam Vilk
Technical Recruiter, Axis Recruitment
Resume Reviewer
Ashleigh Lyons
Lead Consultant, Vered Klein Recruitment
Resume Reviewer
Jon Bray
Career Educator, University of Toronto
Resume Reviewer
Shay Gautam
Senior Recruiter, Axis Recruitment
Resume Reviewer
Vered Klein
Principal Consultant, Vered Klein Recruitment
Resume Reviewer

Space for this event has been generously provided by Arcadis.