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CG Architect Salary & Employment Survey

2012/07/03, by , under Business

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 take / Read More

Panel Discussion Wrap Up

2012/05/23, by , under AIA, blog, drawing, Events, Exhibits, marketing, models, seminar, visualization

The Presenting Architecture Exhibition and Seminar Series hosted by the San Francisco Chapter of the American Institute of Architect's office wrapped up last month and over the next few blog posts I will show some of the related material including images from the exhibition, comments and some insights from the seminars. The last event was / Read More

Your Presentation Lives Forever!

2012/05/05, by , under AIA, blog, Events, marketing, models, photography, promotion, seminar, visualization

Below is a reprint of an article I wrote for A/E Marketing Journal a great newsletter just published from www.psmj.com. How did I get to write this article is an interesting story in itself and a great example of of why all professionals should attend seminars and go to social events sponsored by professional organizations. While attendin / Read More

CGarchitect Architectural 3D Awards 2012

2012/04/28, by , under blog, Competition, Events, Exhibits, marketing, promotion, visualization

Welcome to the Premier Arch Viz Awards CGarchitect.com is hosting the 9th annual Architectural 3D Awards. The winners will be awarded at the exclusive awards trophy at Mundos Digitales Conference 2012 in La Coruna, Spain and be given over $50,000 in prizes by our generouscompetition sponsors. The competition is open to everyon / Read More

Cocktail Napkin Sketch Contest 2012

2012/04/28, by , under blog, Competition, drawing, Events, Exhibits, visualization

For the third year, Architectural Record is holding this great contest! Cocktail Napkin Sketch Contest 2012 [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Zeljko Toncic, Antonio Gaudi’s Casa Milà"][/caption] If you are a licensed architect or related professional who practices in the United States, you can enter this rema / Read More

San Francisco AIA Seminar Series

2012/03/07, by , under blog, drawing, Events, Exhibits, models, seminar, visualization

In conjunction with the Presenting Architecture Exhibition, the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter and the Center for Architecture + Design is also hosting Presenting Architecture's first seminar series.  This series will give attendees a great insight to the world of how architecture gets presented from some of the / Read More

Watercolor Workshops with Michael Reardon AWS, NWS

2012/01/30, by , under blog, Events, seminar

Michael Reardon is an award-winning watercolorist based in Oakland, California. An avid traveller, he is inspired to create by landscapes and architecture from around the world. Using his extensive background in architecture and illustration he composes convincing and evocative watercolors, both in plein air and studio painting. He i / Read More

Presenting Architecture @ AIASF & Center for Architecture + Design

2012/01/25, by , under AIA, blog, drawing, Events, Exhibits, marketing, models, photography, promotion, seminar, visualization

[caption id="attachment_938" align="alignleft" width="176" caption="Hallidie photo Keith Baker"][/caption] Presenting Architecture announces it's first exhibition and seminar series!  Hosted by the American Institute of Architects San Francisco Chapter and The Center for Architecture + Design and curated by Robert Becker this event / Read More

Thomas W Schaller – The Architecture of Light

2012/01/23, by , under blog, Events, seminar

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 / Read More

Architectural Drawing: How to Sketch Like an Architect (Part 2)

2012/01/20, by , under blog, drawing, seminar, visualization

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="Sketching Architecture with Joel Berman"][/caption] Check out this Chicago Architectural Foundation continuing education class. Architectural Drawing: How to Sketch Like an Architect (Part 2) Wednesdays, February 1 – March 7 (six class sessions), 6–8:15pm Chicago arguably has th / Read More

Architecture in Perspective 27

2012/01/11, by , under blog, Competition, drawing, Events, Exhibits, marketing, submital, visualization

The American Society of Architectural Illustrators announces the Call For Entries for Architecture in Perspective 27.   This exhibit which in my opinion was responsible for the advancement of architectural illustration (now visualization). Before the internet, this annual juried international exhibit and accompanying catalogue was the o / Read More

Unbuilt Washington exhibition at the National Building Museum

2012/01/09, by , under AIA, blog, drawing, Events, Exhibits, models

This is the first of what I hope are many Presenting Architecture Blog posts whose idea and or concept was forwarded to me by a Presenting Architecture member.  A huge thanks for this goes to architectural artist and author Tom Schaller who is a great friend and early member of Presenting Architecture.  Tom's work can be seen in many pl / Read More

AIA National Photography Competition for Architects

2012/01/05, by , under AIA, blog, Competition, Exhibits, marketing, photography, promotion, submital

For all the AIA members on Presenting Architecture: AIA St. Louis hosts AIA National Photography Competition for Architects each year. The competition was founded to capture and highlight the multi-talents of the architect. Winning images from the competition are published in a succeeding year's Rizzoli Engagement Calendar, an internati / Read More

Exposure – A Competition Celebrating the Power of the Image

2011/12/14, by , under blog, Competition, Events, Exhibits, marketing, photography, promotion

  This came into my inbox and I thought I would share it with Presenting Architecture.  It does involve registering at another portfolio site but coming from someone who runs a directory site, another link to your work is a good thing. The judges seem to be a well rounded and respected group of people to get your work in front of / Read More

Triton Museum of Art Statewide Photography Competition & Exhibition

2011/12/13, by , under blog, Competition, Events, Exhibits, marketing, photography

A Call to Artists! The Triton Museum of Art is pleased to announce its first Statewide Photography Competition & Exhibition. Following on the heels of the Triton’s phenomenally popular Painting, Watercolor, and Print & Drawing Competitions, the Triton Museum of Art’s 2012 Statewide Photography Competition & Exhibition / Read More

2011 Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition awards recipients

2011/12/08, by , under blog, Competition, drawing, Events, Exhibits, visualization

Congratulations to the 2011 Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition awards recipients: Best in Show KEVIN SCOTT  |  RÖLLERHAUS PICTUREWORKS & DESIGN CO. PROFESSIONAL DIGITAL/MIXED Best in Show - Digital/Mixed  KEVIN HIRTH  |  HARVARD GSD STUDENT DIGITAL/MIXED Best in Category - Professional Hand TOM LEYTHAM | / Read More

Library of Congress Acquires Rare Architectural Image Collection

2011/11/04, by , under blog

Library of Congress Acquires Rare Architectural Image Collection By:  Kriston Capps  Launch Slideshow AIA/AAF collection includes 160,000 drawings, 30,000 photographs Play Slideshow >> The Library of Congress announced on Tuesday that it has acquired tens of thousands of architectural drawings and photographs—a rare co / Read More

The Art of the New Urbanism

2011/11/03, by , under blog, Competition, drawing, marketing, promotion, visualization

Visualization Competition! There are a number of yearly juried competition like the Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition, the CG Architect Architectural 3D Awards, the Architectural Record Cocktail Napkin Sketch Contest and the American Society of Architectural Perspectivists Architecture in Perspective competition. Here is a new / Read More

3DA proudly presents “Off the Grid” Challenge 17

2011/11/02, by , under blog, Competition, visualization

OTG Challenge 17 Assignment: 3DA proudly presents "Off the Grid" Challenge 17 in our series of rendering competitions. With well over $15,000.00 USD worth of prizes, this looks to be our biggest challenge yet! Intro: Sustainable living is a lifestyle that attempts to reduce an individual's or society's use of the Earth's natural resou / Read More

Understanding Fair Use

2011/10/25, by , under drawing, marketing, photography, seminar, visualization, webinar

Fair Use is a often misunderstood area of copyrights.  Yes your work can be used without your permission, understand how and why in a FREE one hour webinar. November 15, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm ET Click Register Now! Space is limited! This webinar can accomodate 1300 attendees. Please log on early to ensure your ability to view the e / Read More

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