Architectural Drawing: How to Sketch Like an Architect

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Aug 292011
 

Tuesdays, August 30 – October 4, 6–8:15pm

Chicago arguably has the most beautiful skyline in North America, perhaps in the world. Learn how to rapidly document the interiors and exteriors of buildings in your own graphic vocabulary. The class will stress a formulaic approach to developing exceptional compositions using thumbnail diagrams and basic perspective. Emphasis will be placed on loose, free hand drawing techniques in lieu of technical drawing. This class is appropriate for beginners with no experience.

From the Chicago Architectural Foundation-http://caf.architecture.org/page.aspx?pid=487

CLASS MATERIALS (please purchase before start of class)

-Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards
-1 black Sharpie marker
-pencils – 4h/h/hb/b/2b/4b
-pencil sharpener
-pens
-white eraser
-9×12” spiral or loose bound sketch pad.

INSTRUCTOR Joel Berman, ALA, has his own architectural practice, Joel Berman Architecture & Design, Ltd., www.bermanarchitecture.com

COST $100 for all six sessions (CAF members); $125 for all six sessions (non-members)
AIA/CES 2 CES per session

Session 1:
Confidence building simple exercises
Class overview
Review of composition and the process of freehand sketching
Class sketches and review

Session 2:
Review thumbnails as a tool for studying composition for a full freehand sketch
Use slide jackets as tool to create thumbnails
Review contour lines and lineweights
Contour line hand exercise.
Class sketches and review

Session 3:
Create 15 second thumbnails
Discussion of foreground, subject, and background
Review negative and positive spaces
Class sketches and review

Session 4:
Quick sketch exercises
Review of contrast
Drawing entourage: plants and trees
Class sketches and review

Session 5:
Review basic one point and two point perspective
Vanishing points, picture plane, and horizon line
Class sketches and review

Session 6:
Review more entourage- cars and people
Review composition
Class sketches and review

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Autodesk Design Visualization Reel 2011 Call for Submissions

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Aug 242011
 
Directly from Autodesk-get your own promotion directly on Autodesk product information. Imagine your work being seen as the best that Autodesk products can do.  In addition to being included in the Autodesk demo-reel, you will be able to use this as your own marketing opportunity.  Deadline September 26, 2011.

Expose Your Work

Looking to show off your best assets? Be part of the Autodesk Design Show Reel 2011!

Submit your recent animations, short film, presentations, commercial, reels or episodic projects created using any of the following Autodesk software: Autodesk® Design Suite 2012,AutoCAD®Autodesk® 3ds Max® DesignAutodesk® 3ds Max®,Autodesk® Showcase®Autodesk® SketchBook® Designer,Autodesk® Civil3D®Autodesk® Maya® and Autodesk® Mudbox®,Autodesk® Revit®Autodesk® Inventor®Autodesk® Building Design SuiteAutodesk® Product Design SuiteAutodesk® Factory Design Suite, and Autodesk® Infrastructure Design Suite.

More exposure! More great opportunities!

This year, we are particularly interested in HD material. Of course, video submissions in other formats are still most welcome.

The Design Show Reel 2011 will be showcased at AUTODESK UNIVERSITY November 29th to December 1st, 2011. The Reel will be featured in all sessions and to the opening of the Main stage presentation on the Autodesk website,AREA and the Autodesk You Tube Channel as well as at events throughout the year.

We are also very interested in receiving high-resolution images – up to 300 dpi – for inclusion in our marketing material leading up to and surrounding the show. Lower resolution is also most welcome.

Obtain complete details about how to submit your work, including useful information such as our address, contact information, and procedures to follow for submission.

Don’t be late!

The deadline for imagery submission and video content is Monday September 26th, 2011.

BeLoose Graphic Workshops

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Aug 222011
 

The BeLoose Graphic Workshops are going overseas for numerous seminars in the next few months.  Presenting Architecture has numerous members in New Zealand, Australia and China andwould like for our members to help spread the word and attend if possible.

2 Day in Christchurch New ZealandAn intensive 2 day workshop that will cover drawing attitude, graphic tricks, rendering media in pencil, ink, colored pencil, marker and set up quick perspective sketches in 1 and 2 points.  Participants will walk away with loaded skills in just short 2 days.
Location: Lincoln University School of Landscape Architecture, Christchurch, New Zealand
September 2, 2011 at 8:30am to September 3, 2011 at 5:30pm
Contact: Simon Fenwick-Phone: 0274 456 255 or [email protected]
 
2 Day in Auckland New ZealandAn intensive 2 day workshop that will cover drawing attitude, graphic tricks, rendering media in pencil, ink, colored pencil, marker and set up quick perspective sketches in 1 and 2 points.  Participants will walk away with loaded skills in just short 2 days. 
Location: Unitec Department of Landscape Architecture, Auckland, New Zealand
September 9, 2011 at 8:30am to September 10, 2011 at 5:30pm
Contact: Simon Fenwick-Phone: 0274 456 255 or [email protected] 

2 Day in Brisbane, AustraliaAn intensive 2 day workshop that will cover drawing attitude, graphic tricks, rendering media in pencil, ink, colored pencil, marker and set up quick perspective sketches in 1 and 2 points.  Participants will walk away with loaded skills in just short 2 days. 
Location: Central Brisbane, Eagle Street Conference Venue (The Junction Room), Brisbane, Australia 
September 15, 2011 at 8:30am to September 16, 2011 at 5:30pm 
Contact: Phone: (07) 3040 2452, E-mail: [email protected] 

2 Day at University of HawaiiAn intensive 2 day workshop that will cover drawing attitude, graphic tricks, rendering media in pencil, ink, colored pencil, marker and set up quick perspective sketches in 1 and 2 points.  Participants will walk away with loaded skills in just short 2 days. 
Location: University of Hawaii at Manoa-School of Architecture  
October 22, 2011 at 8:30am to October 23, 2011 at 5:30pm  
Contact: Miriam Gee [email protected]
 
2 Day in Beijing, ChinaAn intensive 2 day workshop that will cover drawing attitude, graphic tricks, rendering media in pencil, ink, colored pencil, marker and set up quick perspective sketches in 1 and 2 points.  Participants will walk away with loaded skills in just short 2 days. 
Location: Beijing Forestry University
October 31, 2011 at 8:30am to November 1, 2011 at 5:30pm  
Contact: Jay Lee [email protected] 86+(010)68311153
 
2 Day in Nanjing, ChinaAn intensive 2 day workshop that will cover drawing attitude, graphic tricks, rendering media in pencil, ink, colored pencil, marker and set up quick perspective sketches in 1 and 2 points.  Participants will walk away with loaded skills in just short 2 days. 
Location: Nanjing Forestry University
November 6, 2011 at 8:30am to November 7, 2011 at 5:30pm  
Contact: Jay Lee [email protected] 86+(010)68311153
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lumion Real-Time 3D Competition / Win $10,000 Cash

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Aug 082011
 
This competition is an amazing opportunity to expand your portfolio and gain fame and recognition. Winning $10,000 US is also nice.  http://lumion3d.com/competition

The prizes

1st prize: 10.000 US Dollar and a free Lumion 2.0 Ultimate license
2nd prize: 2.000 US Dollar and a free Lumion 2.0 Ultimate license
3nd prize: 1.000 US Dollar and a free Lumion 2.0 Ultimate license

Movie requirements

  1. Create a movie using Lumion (FREE, Basic or Ultimate are all allowed)
  2. You are allowed to use editting software to enhance the output of Lumion
  3. Any subject for your movie is allowed
  4. Movie should be 720p MP4 format.

Important:

  1. By participating you give Act-3D the right to use your entry for promotional purposes.
  2. Your entry may be spread and promoted for the purpose of promoting Lumion
  3. You should have the intellectual property rights to your entry.
  4. Your movie should not contain material from third parties which could prevent us from using your movie.
  5. You accept full damages resulting from claims made by IP holders of content included in your movie.
  6. The winner will be selected by the Act-3D jury.
  7. Should you win, cash prizes will be transferred into your back account.
  8. All taxes, insurances, transfers and other expenses resulting from the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner
  9. Act-3D reserves the right to alter, amend or close the competition as necessary
  10. Act-3D has the right to disqualify your entry if we believe your entry does not comply to these rules
  11. In case of any dispute over the rules or competition results the decision of Act-3D is binding and no correspondence will be entered into.
  12. The competition and these rules are governed by Dutch law.

How to participate

  1. Send download link of your movie in 720p MP4 format to [email protected]
  2. Competition ends November 1 2011 make sure your send your email before this date.
  3. Make sure you include name/company name in your email.
  4. Make sure you have read the rules above.
  5. By sending us an email you participate in the competion, accepting the rules of this competition.

RETHINK LA

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Aug 012011
 

August 4 – September 4, 2011

What is 50 years?

Los Angeles is the personification of our suburban nation, and this archetype is both celebrated and condemned for how it has shaped our society. It is now 55 years after the Federal Highway Act changed our national landscape, and 50 years after the dismantling of Pacific Electric Railway changed our metropolis.  Once deemed the city of the future, LA is on the precipice of a new epoch.  A sea change in demographics, cultural allegiances, and lifestyles are beginning to shift our collective decisions in terms of the way we will live, work, play and travel.  Like our predecessors, what grand decisions can we make right now to construct our shared future?
RETHINK/LA presents a series of visions based on both the stark environmental realities of the present and the optimistic possibilities for the future. This exhibit explores the effects on our city by framing the questions:

What does our future look like?

Where are we going and how will we get there?

Will we choose the status quo or seek a better more sustainable Los Angeles?

Perspectives on a Future Cityfast-forwards 50 years to illustrate a new American dream.

 

A Note on the Collaborative Process

Indicative of a team-oriented design process, throughout the exhibit are examples of a partnership cultivated between the contributors and the curatorial team.  Resulting in installations ranging from visionary collages, videos on the present city, and sound installations of local decision makers.  These works represent a unification of expert voice and creative vision, both necessary viewpoints in the future city.

 

About Rethink/LA

RETHINK/LA is a collaboration of creative individuals who are intent on re-inventing Los Angeles; through partnerships with select non-profits and impassioned organizations we believe that together we will create a singular, stronger, unified voice for the future. Rethink/LA will develop annual partnerships to creatively vision important issues and objectives that will affect our cities for future generations.