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.
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
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
Have you been to an ASAI conference? Share your experiences in the comments section below.
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
- Jeff Mottle, Founder, CGarchitect Digital Media Corporation
- Carlo Aiello, Editor-in-Chief & Creative Director, eVolo Magazine
- Michael Malone, AIA, Founder, Michael Malone Architects
- The Award for Excellence in Hand Delineation
One Wacom Inklin and one licensed copy each of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6, Corel 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 X6, Corel Painter 12, Corel 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.
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.
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