5 Top WordPress Themes for Architects and Designers
by Margaret Penney | March 19, 2017
Architects and designers work in aesthetic fields, but their work is not solely aesthetic; they are ‘math’ people too and wear the engineer hat from time to time.
So, it’s important for architects and designers to have websites that reflect their roles as creative and math-minded people. Portfolio websites for architects and designers often are clean, minimal, well-organized, modern, and grid-based. Finding the right portfolio design to strike this visual balance is key. Here are five excellent WordPress themes created for architects and designers.
Infinite is a multi-purpose theme with a robust portfolio designed so that people with no coding experience can quickly assemble a site that has all the features they need. One of their latest Demos is an incredibly slick and modern design created for Architects.
The customization options with Infinite are, well, infinite. They offer 15+ demo templates, a drag-and-drop page builder and a host of different plugins. The portfolio section is exceptional and the grid display is so notably clean, each individual page offers a full-screen header with an elegant design as you scroll. Nine premade portfolio layouts are included with the theme too.
It’s simple to customize fonts, either by choosing from hundreds of Google fonts or by easily adding your own fonts, which is a big plus. Simply put, the versatile functionality combined with the design potential of the theme makes it definitely one of the best solutions out there.
For creative people, spending little is sometimes a priority. Architekt offers such option in an XHTML free version of their theme, that is also high-quality. It’s a good starting place and has a clean, image-focused and grid-based design. The responsive version of the site can be purchased for only $39, which is affordable and less expensive than most standard WordPress themes.
The theme has a full-screen slider on the homepage, which provides a good introduction to projects. One can use the well-known Slider Revolution plug-in or opt for the developers custom slideshow which has a number of useful features.
The transition animations on the site are easy-going, smooth and refined. The layout of the portfolio itself is fixed but if one uses the build-in-drag-and-drop page builders, almost unlimited design options are possible. While the design is simple and clean, it is quite aesthetically appealing, and a good choice for architects and designers.
The Arctic theme has a modern, smooth and clear design. Arctic is a responsive theme, which ensures that your projects will look amazing on any device. The theme is also compatible with the latest WooCommerce options so one could have a store at the site too.
The design has both light and dark skins options. Spacious, full-width images and video can also be added ensuring each project looks impressive and like a work of art.
Grand Portfolio is quite grand with nine different portfolio designs for different kinds of creatives, including architects.
The site design has many layout options including favorites like grid masonry, OS X-style Cover Flow, and a split screen design. These features are not often found in other WordPress themes, making Grand Portfolio one the best in its niche as a portfolio WordPress theme.
The Modernist theme is fashioned after mid-century modern design both in layout and visual style. The bright orange and bold blocky sans serif type are so Bauhaus. The vertical content tabs are a super layout option that makes the theme appear like it’s a custom design and not a template.
Six different templates are available, both in light or dark version. The Modernist theme is also optimized for SEO and social media and will run on any device.
Margaret Penney is the Managing Editor of Notes on Design. Margaret is a teacher, designer, writer and new media artist and founder of Hello Creative Co.