Architecture in Perspective 33

International Architectural Illustration Competition

Submission deadline: March 16, 2018

© Jeff Stikeman

About the competition


The American Society of Architectural Illustrators is pleased to invite professional and student illustrators from around the globe to take part in the 33rd annual Architecture in Perspective competition. This international juried competition recognizes the world’s best architectural illustrations with over 10 awards in four categories. Submitted artworks may be created in any medium including drawings, paintings, renderings, and digital imagery.

The competition’s top award — the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize — carries a cash prize of $5000 USD and is considered one of the highest professional honors for an architectural illustrator.

Competition winners will be invited to a special awards ceremony and gallery exhibition October 12, 2018 at the Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles. In addition, award-winning entries and honorable mentions will be published online and in a commemorative Architecture in Perspective catalog.

See below for more information on entering the competition including deadlines, eligibility and submission guidelines.


EXTENDED Student Submission deadline: Friday, April 27, 2018
CLOSED Professional Submission deadline: Friday, March 16, 2018

Winners notified: May 2018
Awards ceremony: October 12, 2018

© Al Forster — AIP 32 Hugh Ferriss Award

Eligibility


The Architecture in Perspective competition is open to current 2018 members of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators. ASAI is an international nonprofit organization open to anyone engaged in the serious pursuit of architectural illustration.

To become a member, or to renew your membership, please visit asai.org.

Learn more about ASAI

Competition categories


The Architecture in Perspective Professional Competition features two sections: Rendering (including a Formal and an Informal Category) and Observational.

A separate competition is held for Students.

Winners of both competitions appear in the annual Architecture in Perspective Catalog.

Rendering Section
Formal Category

The Formal category in the professional competition includes formal presentation renderings, drawings, paintings and digital imagery of unbuilt and imaginary architectural works.

Rendering Section
Informal Category

The Informal category in the professional competition includes sketches and informal drawings, paintings and digital imagery of unbuilt and imaginary architectural works.

Observational
Section

The Observational section in the professional competition includes field sketches, plein air drawings, and depictions of existing architectural subjects.

Student
Competition

The Student Competition is open to non-professional students, and includes formal and informal renderings, drawings, sketches, paintings and digital imagery of unbuilt and imaginary architectural works.

Awards & prizes — Professional competition


The jury will select the finest architectural illustrations from a wide range of media, rendering styles and architectural subject matter. Approximately 75-85 entries in total will be selected for exhibition and inclusion in the catalog.

Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize
For the professional illustration unanimously selected by the jury as the Best in Show.

  • $5,000 USD cash prize
  • Free 2019 ASAI membership
  • Commemorative framed artwork and medallion
  • Catalog cover image

Formal Category Award
For the most outstanding formal illustration.

  • $250 USD cash prize
  • Free 2019 ASAI membership
  • Commemorative award certificate
  • Featured in exhibition and catalog

Informal Category Award
For the most outstanding informal illustration or sketch.

  • $250 USD cash prize
  • Free 2019 ASAI membership
  • Commemorative award certificate
  • Featured in exhibition and catalog

Observational Category Award
For the most outstanding observational illustration or sketch.

  • $250 USD cash prize
  • Free 2019 ASAI membership
  • Commemorative award certificate
  • Featured in exhibition and catalog

Members’ Choice Award
For the most outstanding architectural illustration as voted by ASAI members.

  • $250 USD cash prize
  • Free 2019 ASAI membership
  • Commemorative award certificate
  • Featured in exhibition and catalog

Juror’s Awards
For the most outstanding illustrations as selected by each of the three professional competition jury members.

  • Commemorative award certificate
  • Featured in exhibition and catalog

Awards of Excellence
Outstanding entries selected for exhibition and inclusion in the catalog will receive an Award of Excellence certificate.


Awards & prizes — Student competition


Student Award of Excellence
For the most outstanding student illustration.

  • $1000 USD cash prize
  • Free 2018 Architecture in Perspective Conference registration
  • Certificate of Excellence
  • Featured in exhibition and catalog

Student Awards of Merit
For the most outstanding illustrations as selected by each of the three student competition jury members.

  • $250 USD cash prize
  • Juror’s Certificate of Merit
  • Featured in exhibition and catalog
© Sarah Ives — AIP 32 Student Award of Merit

Jury — Professional competition


Thomas W. Schaller is an award-winning artist, architect and author based in Los Angeles. He  is a two-time winner of the ASAI’s Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize and recipient of a Graham Foundation grant. He has authored three books including the best-selling, and AIA award-winning Architecture in Watercolor, The Art of Architectural Drawing, and Thomas W. Schaller, Architecture of Light: Watercolor Paintings from a Master. Tom is a founding member of North American Watercolor Artists and is president emeritus of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators. He is in demand worldwide as speaker, author, instructor and juror.

Craig Shimahara is a filmmaker and architectural illustrator. His company, Shimahara Illustration, produces digital illustration, film, animation, and virtual reality with studios in Los Angeles and New York. Prior to starting Shimahara Illustration he worked as a designer at Gensler and Morphosis Architects where he gained experience on a variety of projects including the Salt Lake City International Airport, ArcLight Cinerama Dome, the Long Beach International Elementary School, and Diamond Ranch High School.

Gene Watanabe is a Regional Design Leader for Gensler and a principal of the firm’s Los Angeles practice. In his 36-year career he has been responsible for some of Southern California’s most important new buildings. Projects like the new Hyundai Motor America Headquarters and the multi-award-winning 2000 Avenue of the Stars in Century City have been instrumental to the redevelopment and repositioning of their surrounding communities. His striking design vision for the Creative Artists Agency headquarters has been praised in publications worldwide, including Fortune, W, Interior Design, and the Los Angeles Times.

Jury — Student competition


Keely Colcleugh is the Director and Founder of Kilograph, a visual communications and emerging VR/AR technology studio based in Los Angeles. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from McGill University in Montreal Canada and a Master of Design in New Media degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCIArc). Drawing on 20 years of experience in the fields of architecture, feature film visual effects, and communications design, she has worked at Bruce Mau Design, OMA and AMO, and as a visualization artist at Atelier Jean Nouvel in Paris.

Patti Poundstone has been practicing architecture and design in the Los Angeles area since graduating with a Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Arizona in 1982. In 2009 she started an illustration business, specializing in hand-rendered illustrations, to meet the early design-phase presentation needs of architects, interior designers and landscape architects. She has taught sketch drawing classes in the Los Angeles area for various design firms, and several workshops through the ICAA (Institute of Classical Architecture and Arts, Southern California Chapter), including the ICAA New Heights program to bring classical arts to 6th grade public school students.

Lon Grohs is an award-winning artist and visualization futurist. He oversees customer strategy as Chaos Group CCO and is founder of Chaos Group Labs — a collaborative research and development hub based in Los Angeles, exploring next generation computer graphics technology and virtual reality. Previously, Lon was Principal and Creative Director at the renowned architectural visualization studio Neoscape, where he led major projects with top architecture firms Foster+Partners, Zaha Hadid Architects, SOM, Gensler, Perkins + Will, HOK and KPF.


Entry fees


Professionals
The entry fee for professionals is $65 USD for the first submitted artwork and $30 USD per additional artwork, up to a maximum of 10.

Students
The entry fee for students is $10 USD for the first submitted artwork and $5 USD per additional artwork, up to a maximum of 5.

2018 ASAI membership dues are paid separately.

Join or renew your 2018 ASAI membership today

Submission guidelines


Artwork guidelines

  • Hand-done and digital architectural illustrations in any medium
  • Client-commissioned, self-commisioned, and imaginary works
  • Perspective and orthographic views

 

Submission requirements

  • Register at asai.org
  • Upload digital images
    • Maximum 4MB file size (Larger images may be requested for publication)
    • Images may be any pixel dimensions
    • High quality JPG, PNG or TIF formats saved in RGB color mode
    • Please name images as lastname-firstname-01, lastname-firstname-02, etc
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© Teek Eaton-Koch — AIP 32 Award of Excellence