Nov 212012
 
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The Ken Roberts competition is the most senior architectural drawing competition currently in operation anywhere in the world. This years winners and finalists are worth looking at and the competion is something that should be on every visualization artists yearly todo list. The competition 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.

Check out the official site page for the winners and finalists.

Best in Category – Travel Sketch
Stephanie Bower
STEPHANIE BOWER, ARCHITECTURAL ILLUSTRATION
PROFESSIONAL TRAVEL SKETCH

Best in Category – Physical Submission
Chris Cornelius
STUDIO:INDIGENOUS
PHYSICAL SUBMISSION | PROFESSIONAL

Best in Category – Student Hand
Andres Jaime
SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
STUDENT HAND

Best in Category – Student Digital/Mixed
Ross Jordan, MEng
UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
STUDENT DIGITAL/MIXED

Best in Category – Professional Hand
gary schuberth, AIA, ASAI, NCARB, LEED AP
GARY SCHUBERTH AIA
PROFESSIONAL HAND

 

Sep 242012
 

3DCAMP Houston 2012 Registration is now open!

The goal of 3DCAMP Houston 2012 is to encourage and educate individuals about the use of 3D in various disciplines; therefore 3DCAMP 2012 is returning with STEAM, an educational initiative that supports 3DCAMP Houston’s educational goal of incorporating and encouraging the blending and education of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM).

“The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Houston is pleased to help further the community’s appreciation and knowledge of the many aspects of 3D applications in our modern world. The rapid evolution in visualization technology is playing a critical role in advancing many important areas, from medical and surgical techniques to new methods of energy realization and information transmission,“ said Mark A. Smith, dean of the college. “With the university playing a critical role nationwide in these developments, it is satisfying as well as natural to help bring this understanding to our community through 3DCAMP 2012.”

Sculptor Bridgette Mongeon uses 3D technology in presentations and armature building

Rex Koontz, director of the university’s School of Art added, “Technology, art and design are converging into a significant force on our cultural and economic landscape. The School of Art welcomes the opportunity to work with the cast of 3DCAMP to further the goal of creating synergies between art and technology.”

3DCAMP Houston is an all-day event and is open to the public.  It features lectures and presentations from professionals in the arts, architecture, engineering, science and much more.Online registration will open in July atwww.3dcamphouston.com

Vendors will be on hand to demonstrate the possibilities and uses of some of the most interesting and mind-blowing 3D technology.  ”The Third Dimension,” an art exhibition comprised of 3D art, will be open to the public on Saturday, September 29 from 6-9pm.

For more information concerning 3DCAMP Houston 2012, the art exhibition, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities please visit www.3dcamphouston.com.

Media Contact:
Bridgette Mongeon 

Sep 142012
 

Bromo Seltzer Tower

The American Society of Architectural Illustrators is hosting their annual conference in Baltimore, October 17 – 21, 2012.  This conference is one of the few visualization conferences and always a great one to attend. Allowing attendees to be able to view in person the current Architecture In Perspective Exhibit, meet and spend time with others in the profession and attend a fantastic group of seminars is a special opportunity and should be seriously considered by any one in the business.

Here is a look at the schedule and you are welcome to sign up ‘a la carte’ or at a discount for everything.

Day 1  - Wednesday, October 17

Welcome Reception at Design Collective Office

Day 2 - Thursday, October 18

Trip to Washington, DC
While in DC, with tours of the National Building Museum & The Library of Congress

Boat Tour – Watermark’s The Raven

Dennis Allain & Gilbert Gorski will be presenting

Day 3 - Friday, October 19

Trolley Tour

Tim Phelps – The Art of Medical Illustration at Johns Hopkins

AIP 27 Exhibition Opening & Reception at Top of the World

Day 4 - Saturday, October 20

Baltimore Sketch Tour
Mount Vernon, Federal Hill, Fells Point & Patterson Park

AIP 27 Awards Banquet & Silent Auction

Day 5 - Sunday, October 21

Members Breakfast

Retreat commences

Have you been to an ASAI conference? Share your experiences in the comments section below.

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.

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