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American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI), is a non-profit international professional organization of architectural illustrators, whose goals are to foster communication among architectural illustrators, to raise the standards of architectural illustration and to acquaint the public with the importance of such drawing as integral to the practice of architecture.

Cesar Pelli's Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

ASAI Madison Conference and AIP 25 Exhibition
Many thanks to Mark Nelson for a very successful conference in Madison this year. The AIP 25 exhibition opened in Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center. Photos and highlights available soon.
Click here to purchase the AIP25 Publication.

The Overseas individual pricing has been lowered from $205 per year to $170 per year, the same rate as the North American membership dues.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact ASAI Headquarters by calling 760-814-8444 or by email at

Executive Director, Tamara Horch-Prezioso and the ASAI Office have moved from Avondale, Arizona to Carlsbad, California. The new contact info is:
1925 Cassia Road, #100
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Ph: 760-814-8444
Fax: 760-814-8448
The email address will remain
Thank you for your patience during this transition.

NEW - Online forum available
A new sub-forum has been established on the CGArchitect forum as a way to foster discussion among the various formal architectural illustration organizations around the world as well as the general public.
To post or respond to messages does require registration on the Cgarchitect site but it is completely free to do so.
A big thanks to Jeff Mottle for offering up the space

link to forum

American Society of Architectural Illustrators now on Facebook & Twitter
Click here to be taken to the ASAI Facebook Fan Page
Click here to be taken to the ASAI on Twitter

Members Choice Award: Dennis Allain

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DENNIS ALLAIN wins Members' Choice Award
Dennis Allain was announced as the Members' Choice winner at the 2010 conference in Madison, Wisconsin this October.
Click here to view the AIP25 Jury Selected images

AIP25 Student Award of Excellence image by Neill Scheiter, Drury University, Springfield, Missouri

Student Award of Excellence AIP26
Call for AIP26 Entries to be announced shortly
Alexander Daxbock and Neill Scheiter won AIP25 Student Awards of Excellence.
There can be little doubt that architectural illustration is a global endeavor in every respect...
To view the AIP25 winning images and Student Awards of Merit, along with the jurors' comments
click here

Digitally Embedding Copyright Notice for Photoshop Image Files
A simple method to provide added protection of all your artwork.
To find out more
click here
To download more information click here

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The Architectural Review is offering a special discount on subscriptions!

The Architectural Review is a monthly magazine providing coverage of the best in global architecture. With a 114 year history as the leading publication in its field, the AR is the authority on the most beautiful contemporary buildings in existence today. Every month the magazine provides an ultimate collection of the most outstanding new projects; each illustrated with world-class photography and clarified with in-depth plans and drawings
Subscribe now to receive these benefits:

  • Discover culturally diverse styles and techniques in the only truly global architecture magazine
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  • Stay connected with a wide architecture community and discover the books, exhibitions and products that will enrich your experience of this specialist profession.
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The Architectural Review is globally recognised as the ultimate design resource for the built environment and the one magazine in which architects aspire to have their work published.
Subscribe today to receive a 20% discount on your subscription

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CGarchitect Shop Discount for ASAI Members
CGarchitect is offering ASAI members a 10% discount and 500 bonus reward points with each order.

To take advantage of this discount the promotion code is ASAIpromo , which can be entered into the cart during the checkout process.

To visit the CGarchitect shop
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ASAI Member Benefit
Architectural Record Magazine
Because of a member request, a special deal has been worked out with McGraw Hill / Architectural Record Magazine.
Click here to go to the ASAI members' area for more information

The link has been temporarily deactivated, check back tomorrow to get the deal.

Software reviews of Piranesi and Sketchup are now available in the Members Area

ASAI Group Health Program, sponsored by:
ASAI Health Insurance Solutions
ASAI members will now receive savings up to 40% on Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Long-Term Care Insurance and More!
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Office Depot
ASAI strives to bring more value to your association membership everyday. That is why we have teamed with Office Depot to bring your business a better office supply solution.
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ASAI welcomes new sponsor
FORREC is a planning and design firm that specializes in the creation of entertainment and leisure environments world-wide. With built projects in over 20 countries, FORREC has mastered the art of making memorable experiences by building big ideas.
Click here to find out more

ASAI members in "Home" Exhibition
Four members of ASAI have been brought together by Artique Underground in Frederick Virginia for their December show, “Home”. The prestigious gallery will be displaying the fine art work of David Csont, Steve Stannard, Stewart White, and Bill Hook through the month. For more info, see their site at

Pumpkin carving at ASAI opening reception. Detail fro photo by Jason Shirriff

See what ASAI members got up to at the recent ASAI conference in Madison...
Members' Notice Board
ASAI members are invited to submit any items of interest to other members on these pages - for instance: plein air sketch groups, exhibition announcements, comments and advice, new editions and new additions! The Members Notice Board can be found in the Members Area.

Detail, Best in Category - Student Digital/Mixed
Kyung Jae Yu, 2009

Results announced shortly

The Ken Roberts Committee invited ASAI members to enter this year's KRob delineation competition. Results will be announced here soon. To find out more KRob click here

CGarchitect 2009 Industry Survey Results
CGarchitect has published the latest results of its worldwide industry survey determining the current state of the field and how the current economy has impacted businesses.
click here to read more

As promised, the results of the recent member survey is now available.

A special thanks to Tim Wells for volunteering to create, oversee and compile the results for us.

Click here for downloadable pdf

American Society of Illustrators Partnership
(ASAI is a founding member of the ASIP)
Authors Groups Meet in Oslo

OSLO, NORWAY Over 60 authors organizations met here this week to discuss strategies for defending authors' rights in the digitized world. Their call to action is reminiscent of the grassroots coalition that came together in the US last year to oppose the Orphan Works bill.
In addition to concerns over anti-copyright legislation, authors around the world, including visual artists, face threats from piracy, unauthorized usage, all-rights contracts and, in the US, the loss and/or dissipation of their reprographic royalties. To read more click here
To download the statement of Brad Holland and Cynthia Turner on behalf of the Illustrator's Partnership of America click here

To check on the status of this Bill in Congress click on the link below:

ASAI TOKYO Conference 2011 to be held in conjunction with the International Union of Architects (UIA) Conference
24th Sept - 2nd October 2011
With 10,000 people expected to attend the 2011 UIA Conference, ASAI member Masaaki Yamada has successfully negotiated for ASAI to jointly participate. A week long program will allow ASAI and UIA delegates to jointly access both programs. Included is the largest international exhibition of architectural illustration featuring AIP26 (ASAI) and exhibitions from Japan (JARA), Korea (KAPA), Australia (AAAI) and China. The retreat will be in Kyoto and the conference program with include opportunities to visit significant cultural and historical landmarks.
To find out more about the UIA program
click here

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Architectural Illustrators wanted!
Check out Job Listings on this website. For more information click here


Chris Grubbs

Sketch Tour
The Sketch Tours at each ASAI annual conference are always a popular event. The sketches are offered for auction at the Cocktail Reception preceeding the Awards Dinner and are keenly bid for...
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The American Society of Architectural Illustrators is an AIA Institute Honor Award Recipient

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