Gensler Organizing BIPOC Portfolio Collaboration with DesignTO Festival

There is a notable disproportionate representation of Black, Indigenous and Persons of Colour within the architecture and design professions. Gensler is committed to developing mentorship and community engagements to further enrich the design professions with a variety of cultural views and practices.

Join Gensler, along with other leading Canadian architects and designers, for a collaborative review of resumes and portfolios to assist this generation with the next steps in their careers. Students will be granted a half hour review session with two professionals within the fields of architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, architectural technology, and new this year: experiential design (signage & wayfinding and environmental graphic design). This will be an opportunity for students to engage in conversations with members of the design community while refining their interview skills. Strategies and advice will be shared by all participants to gear students towards design excellence and enrichment within their future careers.

We’re very excited to have added the Experiential Design and Environmental Graphic Design fields to the event and would like to invite SEGD members to join us in reviewing student portfolios. This is a great opportunity to meet our up-and-coming professionals, as well as network with the design community.

Student registration link:
2023 BIPOC Portfolio Collaboration Tickets, Fri, 27 Jan 2023 | Eventbrite

Reviewer registration link:

Design TO event:
BIPOC Portfolio Collaboration – Free Design Workshop Event in Toronto (

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