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AIP 28 entry

Above image credit: J. R. Miller & T. L. Pflueger, Architects, Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Co. Building,1924 / charcoal and graphite on paper;
32 1/2 in. x 20 in. (82.55 cm x 50.8 cm); / San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Purchase through a gift of Robin Gates;

To read Competition details in full, scroll to the bottom of the page.


Architecture in Perspective 28

DEADLINE Friday, February 1, 2013

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 is the fourth year since we introduced the Student Award of Excellence and student members are encouraged to enter.

For a full description of the competition and entry requirements scroll to the bottom of this page and download an abbreviated version, along with the entry form (below).
If you need additional information or would like instructions for entering and/or an entry form to be sent to you, please contact ASAI headquarters on 760-453-2544 or

Student Award of Excellence

DEADLINE Friday, February 1, 2013

In 2009, the American Society of Architectural Illustrators introduced a student member category to "Architecture in Perspective." The category is open to members who are primarily students, not those who already have established a professional career in this field (design and illustration) and are undertaking only part-time study. 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. Entries will be judged by a separately convened jury, which will include senior ASAI members. 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 jury, at their discretion, may also award Student Awards of Merit accompanied by a Certificate of Merit. All winning images will be published in the AIP catalogue and on the ASAI website.

For a full description of the competition and entry requirements scroll to the bottom of this page and download an abbreviated version, along with 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 760-453-2544 or


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Jury for Professional Awards

Nataly Gattegno
Nataly Gattegno is a founding design partner of Future Cities Lab [], an interdisciplinary design and research collaborative that has developed a range of award-winning projects exploring the intersections of design with advanced fabrication technologies, responsive building systems and urban space. FCL’s work has been widely published and exhibited, most recently at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the San Jose Art + Technology Biennial. FCL was awarded the 2011 Architectural League of New York NY Prize and in 2009 the Van Alen NY Prize in Systems and Ecology.

Nataly was born and raised in Athens, Greece. She received an M.A. from Cambridge University, St. John’s College, UK. and an M.Arch. from Princeton University, where she received the AIA Medal and the Suzanne Kolarik Underwood Thesis Prize for design research. Nataly has taught at UC Berkeley, the University of Michigan and the University of Virginia. She was the Muschenheim Fellow at the University of Michigan in 2008-2009 and is currently an Associate Professor of Architecture at the California College of the Arts.

Rod Henmi FAIA
Mr. Henmi has been Director of Design at HKIT Architects in Oakland, California, since 2009, after serving in the same role for fourteen years with Michael Willis Architects, where he was a principal and lead designer. His work has been recognized with numerous design awards. He has taught at the University of California at Berkeley and at Washington University in St. Louis, where, with Iain Fraser, he co-authored Architecture: An Analysis of Drawing and published a variety of other articles on the relationship between drawing and design. He is currently an adjunct associate professor at California College of the Arts.

Mr. Henmi is extensively involved in mentoring and advancing opportunities for minority professionals through NOMA (National Organization of Minority Architects), in which he serves as a national board member past president of the San Francisco chapter. Rod Henmi received a Master of Architecture and Urban Design degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor of Architecture with high distinction from the University of Minnesota. His drawings have been published in numerous books and journals and have been exhibited in museums and galleries.

Michael Reardon
After receiving his BA in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and a brief tenure at the architecture firm of HKS Associates, Michael Reardon launched an illustration career that has been thriving for over 30 years. Known for his deft use of watercolor, he has been commissioned by clients around the world.

In 1984 he received ASAI’s Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize. In 1985 he was awarded the Gabriel Prize from the Western European Architecture Foundation, spending three months painting the public fountains of Paris. In addition to his illustration career, he is also an award-winning fine artist, recognized with signature status by many watercolor societies, including the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society. A sought-after watercolor instructor, he leads workshops around the country.

Jury for Student Awards

Aleksander Novak-Zemplinski
Aleksander Novak-Zemplinski is a graduate of the UCLA Department of Architecture & Urban Design. In 2005 he founded an illustration and design company bioLINIA.
The illustrations produced by bioLINIA have won many prestigious awards including the 2012 Hugh Ferris Memorial Prize, Krob 2008
Best in Category - Professional Digital/Mixed, First Prize in the 2008 Dwell Wacom Live Ecodesign Challenge, and have contributed imagery to winning projects in high-profile architectural competitions.

Gil Gorski
Gilbert Gorski is a licensed architect, renowned painter, illustrator, and co-author of the forthcoming book, The Roman Forum in the Age of the Emperors---an all-encompassing treatise on the Forum as it existed at the end of the Imperial Age. Gorski’s expertise is evident in the book’s reconstructions which he and co-author James Packer produced utilizing digital techniques to bring together years of archaeological and architectural research; facilitating a new approach to understanding the nature of the Forum as an ensemble.

Shane Thompson
Shane Thompson is a prominent Australian architect and Principal of Shane Thompson Architects, a studio he established after 24 years as a Principal of major national practice, BVN Architecture.
Shane’s work from small houses to major urban development is well known for its’ sensitivity to place and a particular interest in materiality and tectonics. He is a twice winner of the Queensland University of Technology Outstanding Alumni Award, and the recipient of over 100 national and international awards. In addition to extensive international publication, a monograph on his work “Making a Sub-tropical Architecture” was published by L’Arca Edizioni in 2003. Shane was recently awarded the 2012 Queensland Smart Design Fellowship.
Shane has also been appointed to a number of important environment, industry and arts boards and is the current President of the RAIA QLD Chapter. Shane is also an exhibiting artist. His drawings and paintings based on landscape experience are held in numerous private and public collections.

Competition Details

Professional Entries (Rendering & Observational) - Friday, February 1, 2013.
Student Entries - Friday, February 1, 2013.

With this call for entries, ASAI announces San Francisco, California USA as its conference venue October 2-6, 2013.

The American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of the art, science and profession of architectural illustration. Through communication, education and advocacy, the Society strives to refine and emphasize the role of illustration in the practice and appreciation of architecture. ASAI membership is open to all illustrators, architects, designers, student and others engaged in the serious pursuit of architectural drawing as a design or presentation tool.

Architecture in Perspective (AIP), ASAI’s annual international competition and exhibition further the society’s objectives by selecting its members’ most outstanding work and presenting it in major venues worldwide over the course of the year. Selected artwork also appears in the AIP catalogue and on the website at

The competition is open to paid-up ASAI members. Any existing, lapsed and new members may pay their membership fees when they submit their entries. Jurors and other participants in the adjudication process may not submit work for the competition.

The competition consists of three Sections:

1. Rendering Section - The traditional ASAI competition that is now in its 28th year. Illustrations must depict subjects that do not wholly exist at the time of illustration. Renderings may be entered in either of two categories: Formal illustration and Informal (sketch) illustration.

2. Observational Illustration Section - A new Section, introduced in 2011. Illustrations consist of field sketches, plein air drawings and topographical illustration - subjects that exist entirely at the time of illustration.

3. Student Illustration Section - Now in its fifth year. Submissions by registered full-time students must depict subjects that do not wholly exist at the time of illustration and may consist of renderings, fantasy compositions or assigned projects.

Entries must constitute original work, representing an architectural environment (interior, exterior, planning, or landscape architecture) and may be in any 2D medium, including digital imagery.

Individual members may submit a maximum of 10 entries, total in the Rendering and Observational Sections. Student members may submit a maximum of 5 entries.

Illustrations must be submitted in digital form only, as highest quality RGB-mode JPG files, no larger than 2000 x 1300 pixels. (NOTE: a larger image should be retained for publication purposes - see below: "How Do I Submit?")

1. Preferred Method (especially for international submissions): Upload to the ASAI web site at You must complete the online entry form and submit electronic payment, which will allow you to upload your images.

2. Send via email to You must complete the downloadable entry form and include credit card information for payment.

3. Mail or courier a CD or DVD containing the images. Include entry payment and appropriate entry forms for each submitted image, to:

1022 Tait Street
Oceanside, CA 92054

NOTE: If submitting via mail or courier, overseas entrants should mark each package: "Materials for Contest Only - No Commercial Value." No provision will be made by ASAI for US Customs or airport pickup.

At a later date, selected artists will be required to submit larger image files; see "Selected Exhibitors," below.

Please photocopy and submit a separate entry form (available at for each image, or submit electronically at The information on your form should be written clearly or typed. This information will be used during the judging process, exhibition and catalogue preparation, mailing, awards ceremonies, and will be publicity associated with the winning entries, so be precise.

Entry Fees:

For the Rendering and Observational Sections, the entry fee is US$65 for the first submitted image, and US$30 per image thereafter, with a maximum of 10 images. Non-ASAI members may join at the time of submission.
For the Student Section, the entry fee will be US$15 for the first image and US$5 per image thereafter, with a maximum of 5 images.

Membership Fees:

Individuals: US$170
Corporations: US$300
Students: US$25

All entrants, especially overseas entrants, are strongly encouraged to pay using the web site. But if preferred, they may also use a credit card or make a payment using an international bank draft (wire transfer)*, an international money order, or check in US funds drafted in a US bank. Each selected artist will be responsible for expenses related to publication and exhibition of their artwork.

* We do accept wire transfers, however there is a fee of $20 (US) to cover fees charged by the banks to process the transfer. Please contact our office at 760-453-2544 (9 - 5 PST) for instructions.

The Jury will select the finest work, representing a cross-section of architectural illustrations, encompassing a range of media, architectural subject matter and rendering styles, including perspectives and orthographic views. Artwork may be either black and white or color, and in any 2D medium — hand-done or digital. Images may be client-commissioned, self-commissioned, competition entries or entirely imaginary (to be indicated on the entry form). Approximately 70 entries will be selected for exhibition and inclusion in the catalogue, with no more than one selection per artist or 3 per firm (different artists) in each section.

Student entries, are judged separately from the Rendering and Observational Sections by a jury that includes senior ASAI members. Jury details will be announced on the website.

There are three sections for submission to the AIP competition:
1. RENDERING Section – the core AIP competition, largely unchanged in 28 years. There are two rendering submission categories: Formal and Informal (Sketch)
2. OBSERVATIONAL Section – juried in tandem with the Rendering Section, and by the same jury. The jury reserves the right to reassign any images that have been submitted to the wrong section or category.
3. STUDENT Section – juried on a separate day, by a separate jury panel.

For a further description, see “What can be Entered?” above.

All selected entries in the Rendering and Observational Sections will receive an Award of Excellence certificate.

Special certificates will be presented to the Formal Category Award and Informal (Sketch) Category Award – the single image in each category that that the judges deem best in that category.

Special certificates will also be presented to three images, one selected by each judge, as Juror’s Award winners.

The Members’ Choice Award, selected online by the votes of ASAI members, will also receive a special certificate. The winner of this award will not be revealed until the ASAI conference in San Francisco.

In the Student Section, one Student Award of Excellence winner will receive a Certificate of Excellence. The jury, at their discretion, may also award Student Awards of Merit accompanied by a Certificate of Merit.

The entry in the Rendering Section that has been unanimously selected by the jury as most deserving of the honor of Best in Show will be awarded the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize, a framed, specially cast medallion. The image will also appear on the cover of the exhibition catalogue and be featured in publicity surrounding the show.

The recipients and their awards will be officially announced and presented at ASAI’s annual conference and awards ceremony October 2013 in San Francisco, California.

The Jury meeting will take place in late-February, 2013. Notification of results will be made to all entrants via the website approximately one month later, pending the conclusion of the members’ choice voting. Winners will be notified of their selection for an award or inclusion in the exhibition, together with related costs for providing their artwork. Entrants whose work is selected by the jury will be expected to submit digital files in early Spring 2013 (exact date to be determined), to guarantee inclusion in the website and catalogue. A high quality reproduction of the original artwork will need to be available by Early Summer 2013 (exact date to be determined), for presentation at the opening gallery exhibition.

In a change this year, Corporate members are eligible for up to 3 selections/3 separate entrants per Corporate membership. (No one person may be selected more than one time in the competition)

The change is as follows: Modify corporate membership benefits to “include the possibility of a maximum of 3 award winners (3 separate people) from a single corporate member (firm)”.

At a later date, selected artists will be required to submit RGB-mode JPEG files measuring between 3600 and 7200 pixels on the longest side (12” to 24” at 300 dpi). Artists will be responsible for the costs of photographing, framing and shipping their artwork. These expenses will vary depending on the size and location of the artwork.

Submission of an entry acknowledges the right of ASAI to use it for exhibition, publication and ASAI promotional purposes.

Promptness and adherence to deadlines is critical for publishing schedules. All deadlines and other requirements must be met. All entries must be received at ASAI’s office in Oceanside, California by 5pm on Friday, February 1, 2013.

Please send all materials and direct all inquiries regarding the competition or ASAI
membership to:

ASAI Headquarters
1022 Tait Street
Oceanside, CA 92054
PH: 760-453-2544

To download a copy of the Competition details, click here.

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