Natural Systems / Emergent Forms

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Sep 262012

A model by Mulvanny G2 Architecture of Panjin Plaza in Panjin, China
Courtesy Seattle Architecture Foundation


This free exhibit will run from Sept.14th – Oct.7th and highlight a range of architectural models, physical and digital, from firms in the greater Seattle area. Each model will exemplify how professionals at the forefront of architecture and design are considering how ecological systems can connect to technological advances in order to produce our future built environment.

ASAI Baltimore Conference 2012

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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.


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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:

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!

CI Masters Series with Jeffrey Jacobs

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Aug 092012

I recently posted about the benefits of taking workshops and how it is great when they are located in beautiful places enabling you to combine work and pleasure.  Here is another one being given by Presenting Architecture member Jeffrey Jacobs. Location: GLACIER NATIONAL PARK!, do I need to say more to get you to look into this amazing opportunity? Here are the details and also note I placed this on the Presenting Architecture Event Calendar where many other terrific events get posted.

Architectural Photography Workshop

Glacier National Park: October 4-7, 2012

In this 2-day in-depth workshop, internationally acclaimed architectural photographer Jeffrey Jacobs will share extensive details of how he lights and captures the architectural images that have garnered recognition worldwide. The workshop will be a mix of classroom and location settings with Jeffrey teaching his process on an actual shoot. The classroom session will cover the equipment used, technical training, and information on job planning. Then workshop attendees will light two productions – one interior and/or one exterior on the estate with Jeffrey. Plan on getting your hands dirty as you work with the crew in the process of creating an image. You will be a part of the creation from beginning to end in these two information packed days. Jeffrey enjoys collaboration, so you’ll be involved in post-production as well. This workshop should not be missed. Best for professionals or serious amateurs.

Jeffrey Jacobs – Spanning more than 29 years, Jeffrey Jacobs’ career has focused exclusively on high-end architecture, architectural product and hospitality/resort photography. From large-scale projects to small intimate spaces, Jacobs’ artfully detailed and masterfully crafted three-dimensional lighting techniques are recognized nationally and internationally. Jacobs’ extensive experience includes all types of image production, from “bubble gum to Mack Trucks,” including food, large studio and elaborate location productions in addition to numerous television, music video and documentary motion picture presentations. In the early to mid-1980s, his responsibilities included Lighting Director, Gaffer, Best Boy Electric and Key Grip on several regional and local television commercials.

This extensive production experience has given Jacobs a unique insight into every aspect of image production, both still and motion, and enables him to explore the full range of possibilities ultimately bringing his or his clients’ vision to reality. He consistently provides his clients with unique and often unprecedented results using lighting approaches rarely considered or attempted by other professionals. He also knows when natural light and simple are the best choice.

Jeffrey’s Presenting Architecture Page

Jeffrey’s Web Site

Workshop PDF


Sign Up

To learn more and reserve your space, please contact today:

(phone) 877.217.9870 (email) [email protected]

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: