The Architecture of Light

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Jul 102012

For any professional, taking continuing education workshops can be a hard thing to justify. From my experience, it can also be an amazing experience that is both instantly rewarding and brings long time benefits to your professional experience. One way to justify the time is to combine business with pleasure and take the workshop at a beautiful location.

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Now is your chance to watch and paint with architectural artist Tom Schaller in some amazing locations. To get to see Tom paint is truly worth the trip, to give yourself a week to paint is amazing, add in Tom’s insights and invaluable teaching style puts the experience over the top. The above gallery is from Tom’s recent European workshop.

Architectural artist Tom Schaller has long been considered one of the foremost architectural artists in the world. In the field, he has won every major award for his artwork – including being a two-time recipient of the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize. He has authored two books ; the best-selling, and AIA award of merit winner, Architecture in Watercolor, and The Art of Architectural Drawing. He is increasingly in demand internationally to conduct his watercolor workshop series, “The Architecture of Light“. His artwork is collected and exhibited around the world.

Tom’s work can be seen as a ‘featured professional’ on Presenting Architecture and at his own illustration and fine art sites:

Jul 102012

RIBA photography competition
Overall winner announced and postcard set of 10 now on sale

The RIBA launched its first photography competition in May, “Celebrating Architecture 2012”, looking for images that captured different interpretations of architecture in 2012 – the inspiring, the beautiful, the intriguing or even the bizarre!

Over 90 entries were received and judged by a panel that included Morley von Sternberg, professional photographer and Angela Brady, RIBA President and Jonathan Makepeace, RIBApix.

Ten images were selected as winners and the overall winner was announced by Angela Brady, at the RIBA Education Fundraising Dinner on the 28 June.

A photo of Thomas Heatherwick Studios project, The UK Pavilion, Shanghai World Expo 2010 photographed by Jeremy Chun Yin Yu

All ten images have been printed as postcards and are available to purchase in the RIBA Bookshop or online at for £4.99 for the complete set or 0.49p each.

All proceeds from the sale of the cards will go directly to our RIBA Education Fund, a registered charity that makes grants to students of architecture in the UK experiencing financial hardship.

The ten photos and their authors, in alphabetical order are:


  • 16thC Dovecote in Bruton, Somerset by Colin Powell
  • Hallgrímskirkja Church, Iceland by Paul Ashton
  • Hugo Boss, Barcelona by Rob Boltman
  • King’s Cross Concourse, London by John Malaiperuman
  • Neues Museum, Berlin by Antonia Infanger
  • Science Museum, Barcelona by Jasmine Gokmen
  • The Atomium, Brussels by Fiona Vigar
  • The Shard, London by John Harding
  • The Tulip Staircase, Queen’s House, London by Mark Lakomcsik
  • The UK Pavilion, Shanghai World Expo 2010 by Jeremy Chun Yin Yu (Overall winner)All ten images can be viewed in the Flickr gallery at

Architectural 3D 2012 Awards

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Jul 052012

CGarchitect announced its 2012 Architectural 3D Awards

This is the 9th annual time for these awards and judging from the quality of the winners as well as Nominees and Honorable Mentions this annual competition will be here for many years to come!  The winners were announced at the  Mundos Digitales Conference 2012 in La Coruna, Spain and over $56,000 in prizes awarded by generous competition sponsors. The competition was open to everyone in the Architectural Visualization industry to highlight the best imagery, animations and real-time projects done in 2011/2012.

From the submitted entries a panel of expert judges  selected the top five nominees in each category. The winner of each category was awarded the exclusive 3D AWARDS trophy during the Mundos Digitales Conference.

Architectural Film/Animation (Commissioned)
Best Overall Architectural Film/Animation
Ryan Lintott
United Kingdom
Credits: Squint/Opera

Architectural Film/Animation (Non-Commissioned)
Best Overall Architectural Film/Animation
Jonathan Gales, United Kingdom

Architectural Image (Commissioned)
Best Overall Architectural.
Best Architectural Image.
Eric de Broche des Combes

Architectural Image (Non-Commissioned)
Best Architectural Image.
United Kingdom

Real-Time Presentation
Best Overall Real-Time Presentation.
Ryan Lintott
United Kingdom

CG Architect Salary & Employment Survey

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Jul 032012

Why should I take this survey? If your first reaction was that question then you should remember that even if you are a sole practitioner or view yourself as high competitive, knowledge is important.  The more people that accurately take professional surveys the more reliable the findings will be.  By filling out the answers (which takes not even 15 minutes), you will remind yourself to look at your own business practices which we all should do but never do enough of. Do not become a ‘lone wolf’, be a part of your profession!