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AIP 24 entry

Featured image by Hugh Ferriss for the 1960's project "Interama". Image and poster design courtesy of Spiller Candela DMJM.

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Architecture in Perspective 24

DEADLINE Friday, January 16, 2009

The American Society of Architectural Illustrators' annual international competition and exhibition further the Society's objectives by selecting its members' extraordinary work and presenting it in major venues worldwide over the course of a year. Selected artwork is also reproduced in a companion catalogue that is sold through bookstores and ASAI.

The competition is open only to ASAI individual and corporate members in good standing and newly subscribed members (with entries). This year we are introducing the Student Award of Excellence and student members are encouraged to enter.

For a full description of the competition and entry requirements download the poster (below left) and the entry form (below).
If you need additional information or would like a poster and entry form to be sent to you, please contact ASAI headquarters on 623-433-8782 or

NEW Student Award of Excellence

The DEADLINE for student entries has been extended to Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The American Society of Architectural Illustrators is introducing a student member category to "Architecture in Perspective 24". Student members are invited to enter a maximum of 5 images which can include formal presentation renderings, informal sketches, study projects, drawings, paintings and computer imagery. The Student Award of Excellence winner will receive a Certificate of Excellence and the winning image will be included in the AIP exhibition which travels the United States and international venues. The winning image will also be published in the AIP catalogue and on the ASAI website. The jury, at their discretion, may also award Student Awards of Merit accompanied by a Certificate of Merit. Student entries will be judged by a separately convened jury which will include senior ASAI members.

For a full description of the competition and entry requirements download the poster (left) and the Student Entry form (below).
If you need additional information or would like a poster and entry form to be sent to you, please contact ASAI headquarters on 623-433-8782 or

You can join and pay your membership online which will also allow you to upload your entry form and images online. Click here to join or renew your membership. If you are a new member you will be issued with a username and password - please allow one working day for this.
When your membership payment has been processed, log into the Members Area page and go to AIP24 Competition where you will be able to purchase your entries.
You can upload your entry images and forms by scrolling to the bottom of your "Edit My User Details & Member Gallery Page" and following directions.

Processing your competition entry purchase and data may take a few minutes. Logging on or off during this period will not effect the process and you can return at any time.

Alternately, you can download your entry form and send as per directions to ASAI, 3301 North Garden Lane, Avondale, AZ/85392 USA.
Fax 623 444 7420
Email <>

To download entry form click here
To download STUDENT entry form click here
Jury for Student Awards

Steve Oles
Steve Oles is a practicing architect, teacher and architectural visualist. A graduate of Texas Tech and Yale Universities, he has taught at RISD, Yale, MIT, and Harvard, where he was a Loeb Fellow in 1982. The following year he received an AIA Institute Honor for his work in design illustration. He is co-founder of the Architectural Society of Architectural Illustrators, and the author of two major books on drawing. In 1989 he was advanced to the AIA College of Fellows, which cited him as the "Dean of architectural illustrators in America".
In addition to his work in illustration, he has been since 1971 the principal of his own architectural firm, Interface Architects, which has been responsible for the design and construction of projects in the fields of housing for the elderly, energy-efficient residential design and bridge design - all were commissions won in regional competitions. His most recently constructed project is a residence for his wife and himself located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, completed in 2007.

Henry Sorenson
Henry Sorenson is a Professor of Architecture at Montana State University. His primary professional responsibilities focus around developing and leading a freehand observation and design drawing curriculum for architectural students. 

Leading through example, Henry has maintained a professional practice in architectural illustration for more than 30 years.
In addition Henry is an avid architectural photographer and believes that his photography has been instrumental in developing a personal sense of dynamic composition. His photographs, drawings and watercolours have been recognized with awards from American Institute of Architects Photography Competition (2008), Albert Fuller Award, American Institute of Architects Photography Competition, (2007) and ASAI Architecture in Perspective Awards of Excellence (AIP22, AIP13, AIP12). His work has been published in a variety of books and journals and exhibited in Montana and Indiana. In 2001, Henry served as President of ASAI and has strongly promoted the inclusion of a student competition in the Architecture in Perspective Awards.

Mark Nelson
Mark Nelson is Associate Professor in the Design Studies Department at University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he teaches courses in traditional sketching and rendering, advanced design studios and digital visualization. Mark began his career as a professional pen and ink illustrator over twenty years ago, became a licensed architect and architectural firm president, as well as principal of a consulting firm providing digital illustration and conceptual design services. His conceptual design images have been published internationally in books and periodicals, have appeared in numerous solo gallery shows and have consistently received awards that include 7 Awards of Merit and 1 Juror Award in the AIP competition. His academic research includes numerous publications, papers and presentations, addressing theories about drawing and its place in design culture while rethinking traditional drawing traditions as they migrate to the digital realm. Mark is currently serving as ASAI Vice President.
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