THE 38th ANNUAL KEN ROBERTS MEMORIAL DELINEATION COMPETITION

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Aug 312012
 

Best in Show 2011 Kevin Scott

The Ken Roberts the most senior architectural drawing competition currently in operation anywhere in the world. Although this statement would hint on old and tired, just a look at last years winners and the list of this years jurors shows that this competition is going strong and worth entering. This competition with its strong student participation may make it one the the biggest influencers over today’s architectural visualization world. And if that were not enough, the prizes are really terrific!

The competyition is open to all architecture students, professionals and architectural illustrators throughout the world. Prizes at both the student and professional level are awarded to works done by hand as well as by digital methods.

Entry Deadline: Friday, October 26, 2012 5pm CST
Winners will be announced Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 7pm CST

Jury

  • Jeff Mottle, Founder, CGarchitect Digital Media Corporation
  • Carlo Aiello, Editor-in-Chief & Creative Director, eVolo Magazine
  • Michael Malone, AIA, Founder, Michael Malone Architects

Awards

  • The Award for Excellence in Hand Delineation

One Wacom Inklin and one licensed copy each of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6Corel Painter 12, and CorelCAD is awarded to the best student and professional entries that embodies and celebrates the art of architecture as a tool for communication through hand delineations, sketches and renderings. Professional submissions should be the result of commissioned projects, while student entries need not be based in reality, but must be hand drawn for consideration in this category.

  • The Award for Excellence in Digital/Hybrid Media

One Doghouse Laptop Computer and one licensed copy each of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6Corel Painter 12Corel PaintShop Pro X4 Ultimate, and Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite X5 is awarded to the best student and professional entries that demonstrate excellence through an innovative use of media. Submissions may be digital, or hybrid mixed media with preference given to those that push the envelope of architectural representation.

  • The Richard B. Ferrier Prize for Best Physical Delineation

In response to the large majority of entries being submitted electronically, this prize has been created to highlight and honor the unique properties inherent to physical drawings. KRob has traditionally been an event that honored physical submissions, and this prize is intended to maintain this practice. To be considered for this prize, the entry must be submitted physically to the AIA Dallas office. Please carefully follow the instructions for physical submissions above. For entrants registered with a U.S. mailing address only. The winner of this category will be awarded one licensed copy of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 and one licensed copy of Corel Painter 12.

  • The Kevin Sloan Prize for Best Travel Sketch

This award acknowledged individuals interested in the time honored activity of drawing architecture and places to learn and understand. In lieu of drawings made to “interpret” drawings submitted for this category are made to observe, analyze and record in a sketchbook. A Wacom Inkling will be awarded to the best travel sketch entry.

  • Jurors Citation

$100 cash is awarded by each of the jurors. These citations allow the jurors to independently select any student or professional piece that they personally wish to see recognized.

Why Scale Architectural Models Work (still)

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Aug 272012
 

The architecture scale model is not dead and still has more value than money can buy! The technological advances in studying and presenting architecture should be taken advantage of whenever possible and those words just came from a visualizer who works in watercolor. Computer graphics (CG) are many and dominate most conversations on this topic and for good reason. CG visualization has gotten to the point that anyone with a free copy of Trimble SketchUp (formerly Google) can produce a walk through animation of even highly complex projects. Truth be told, in house sketch up work has taken a huge amount of work from independent artists as firms loose sight of using great imagery and in place use what is easy if not as visually pleasing or memorable.

Mark Zuckerburg and Frank Gehry study a model of proposed FaceBook campus.
Frank Gehry/Gehry Partners via Bloomberg

How does all this technology have an effect on model makers? A picture is worth more than a thousand words…here is Mark Zuckerburg studying a physical model of Gehry’s new design for the FaceBook Menlo Park Campus. How could Gehry’s office otherwise have presented and discussed their design with a client? The possibilities are endless. Gehry’s office has its own spin off called Gehry Technologies and one of their products is Digital Project Designer a 3d design program! “His office is a giant warehouse overflowing with handmade, wooden models juxtaposed with state-of-the-art architecture software (some of which is designed by Frank’s in-house team)” says Everett Katigbak, Facebook’s Environmental Design Manager.

So why then a scale model? The reason is simple, despite being able to show off a project with the most advanced tools possible nothing compares to actually looking over the physical model. Being larger than a subject helps the mind and body be able to grasp mentally and physically in a way that no other medium can do. Money, talent and resources being no constraint, a physical scale model can still be the best tool!

Frank Gehry/Gehry Partners via Bloomberg

LACDA 2012 International Juried Competition

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Aug 232012
 

LACDA 2012 INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION

The winner of this competition will exhibit at the new 4,000 square foot location!

Jurors:
Peter Frank , Riverside Art Museum 
Rex Bruce, 
L.A. Center for Digital Art

The selected winner receives 10 prints up to 44×60 inches on canvas or museum quality paper (approximately a $2,500-$3,000 value) to be shown in a solo exhibition in the LACDA main gallery from September 8-30, 2011. The show will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artist.

Second place prizes: Ten second place winners will receive one print of their work up to 24×36 inches ($150-$200 in value) to be included in upcoming group exhibits. The ten second place winners will be scheduled into a group shows within twelve months of announcement of winners. Consideration is given to placing these works in shows appropriate to their style, genre and/or content. These shows will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artists.

Special consideration will be given to all entrants for inclusion in future shows at LACDA. 

Deadline for entries: September 24, 2012
Winners Announced: October 1, 2012
Exhibit Dates: October 11-November 3, 2012

Artist’s Reception: October 11, 7-9pm

The artist’s reception will be in conjunction with the Downtown Art Walk attended by up to 20,000 gallery goers.

Register here:

http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=232178

Online registration only.

For questions email [email protected].

     

           

Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards

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Aug 232012
 

Acaid Images

The overall winner will be crowned WORLD ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2012 and the winners and their images will be featured in the Architectural Review.

The Awards are being held in conjunction with THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW and the WORLD ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL,
3-5th October in Singapore, where there will be an exhibition of all of the images and where the winners will be announced.

The judging panel includes: Will Alsop (All Design), Eva Jiricna (Eva Jiricna Architects), Kim Neilsen (3XN), Catherine Slessor
(The Architectural Review), Kate Goodwin (Royal Academy), Wong Chiu Man (WOW Architects) and James Russell (Bloomberg)

The award categories are:

  • Exterior – Images should be of the exterior of a building communicating the nature of that building.
  • Interior – Images should be of a building interior effectively communicating the space.
  • Sense of Place – Images should show buildings or spaces in their wider context and environment.
  • Buildings in Use – Images should show buildings in use by people.

Entries close 7th September.

Competition page: http://arcaidphotography.com/award/

Contact Arcaid Images directly on +44 (0)20 8546 4352 or email  [email protected]

AROUND DOWNTOWN ‐ PROVIDENCE, R.I.

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Aug 202012
 

Vizcaya Venetian Barge, Miami
Frank Costantino

While I have been posting and commenting on some of the more exotic destinations to do some continuing education work there are some events in some beautiful cities that might be easier to travel to (at least for the USA members).  First, new Presenting Architecture member, but longtime illustrator Frank Costantino has a great  program called Around Downtown-Providence RI just listed for September 14, 15 & 16, 2012 in the Events Calendar. This workshop can be split up into single day(s) or a full three consecutive day program.

Second is Sketching on Location, September 14 & 15 at Balboa Park in San Diego with Richard Scott aka Graphics Teacher. This event is being organized by Brandon Reed, a moderator and super promoter of the great web site Land8Lounge. For more information please see the official event page: http://land8.com/events/event/show?id=2025679%3AEvent%3A527038&xg_source=msg_invite_event

Either of these two events will keep your skills tight and be a fun, creative outlet as well.

Interested in using the Presenting Architecture network to help tell the architecture world about your event? Just contact [email protected] 925.254.4234 pst. Presenting Architecture uses FaceBook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Youtube and its own extensive database to spread the word!