Mariana from Zaha Hadid Architects reviews Portfolios

Portfolio Review Episode 6 with Mariana Cabugueira from Zaha Hadid Architects.

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MARIANA CABUGUEIRA is an Architect and Urban Designer from Portugal, recently working as a Senior Architectural Designer at Zaha Hadid Architects; teaching at the Architectural Association DRL in London and doing Live workshops, Talks and webinars with students from all around the World. Graduated from the School of Architecture in Lisbon and the Politecnico di Milano, she moved to London to explore design and technology through the Postgraduate course: Design Research Laboratory (DRL) at the Architectural Association School (AA).

Her research interests gravitate around Parametric Design; Generative Design; Digital Design and Robotic Fabrication. Her final project proposes a cluster of towers, radically different but biologically similar, in the centre of London. Mariana joined Zaha Hadid Architects after graduating from the AA School in 2017. She is part of the Competition Cluster ever since, responsible for developing the High-End Design projects of the Office.

She was part of the Design Team of winning projects such as: Navi Mumbai Airport; Western Sydney Airport; Chongqing Terminal 3b; Exhibition Centre in Beijing; and most recently the Tower C in Shenzhen.

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00:00 – Coming up in this episode
00:36 – Intro
01:06 – Introduction with Mariana
02:44 – The truth about getting a job
04:35 – Portfolios vs Interviews
06:56 – Portfolio 1
12:22 – Cover Pages are not important
20:04 – When someone almost got a job from this series
32:22 – Advice for the first Portfolio
34:12 – Time management for Architects
39:00 – Portfolio 2
39:07 – Never send an issuu link
42:28 – Should you put your picture in your portfolio
01:04:33 – Using old academic projects for portfolios
01:09:49 – Choosing what projects to put in the portfolio
01:10:31 – Student Portfolio vs Architect Portfolio
01:13:44 – Portfolio 3
01:43:30 – Advice for Portfolio 3
01:46:45 – How to Survive Architecture school in Portugal

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