News & Events


2015 Vice President: Carlos Cristerna, Neoscape

January 2, 2015

Please take a moment to congratulate and welcome our newest Vice President.. Carlos Cristerna | Director of Visualization | Associate Principal With Neoscape since 2005, Carlos leads the studio’s 3D visualization teams. His background in architecture, balanced with an established artistic expertise, is reflected in all aspects of his work, each piece deftly choreographed for […]

An Architect Who Got Side-Tracked

November 12, 2014

ASAI’s co-founder, Steve Oles is the new avatar for SketchUp 2015. From SketchUp: Paul Stevenson (Steve) Oles, FAIA, is an architect and co-founder of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators. He is also the author of “Architectural Illustration: The Value Delineation Process” and a former winner of the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize. Steve takes pleasure […]

Is Drawing Dead? An Inquiry

October 27, 2014

“Drawing” – The word conjures images from our early grade school days, of simple crayon and chalk drawings. It was an activity we all shared, and yet experienced individually, creating simple drawings to accompany our own stories and illustrate our personal ideas and experiences. Drawing, and its sibling “Sketching” are still magical words to ASAI […]

Sketching in Digital Watercolors with Studio JDK

October 27, 2014

   Brought to ASAI members through Collaboration with VRAY and Chaos Group StudioJDK Jeremy Kay One Architectural Designer’s Quest to Bring Warmth Back to Rendering It can’t be said that the designs that come out of studioJDK are old fashioned. On the contrary, they are groundbreaking in their ability to combine artistry and technology, finding […]

Understanding the Kirby Case: ASAI joins Amicus Brief for Kirby v. Marvel Comics, Disney

June 26, 2014

by Cynthia Turner and Dena Matthews The ASAI has joined an amicus brief filed in support of famous comic book artist Jack Kirby. Kirby’s heirs have appealed to the Supreme Court to intervene and correct a lower court decision to deny Kirby his termination rights through the spreading use of a controversial test that was […]

Webinar: V-ray Pass Techniques

February 4, 2014

Welcome to ASAI’s member webinar with Ben Althoff. Ben is working full time for HMC, Inc also freelancing through his company Polycount Studios. Ben Althoff is an award winning architectural illustrator with a fine art background. He has been cgarchitects visualization pro of the week and featured in publications such as Expose 7 and 3D […]

AIP 29 -Professional Competition Closed

January 14, 2014

Thank you to all the artists who participated in Architecture in Perspective 29. Judging for AIP 29 will be held on Saturday, January 25th, 2014 in Dallas, TX. See more about the jurors chosen for AIP 29 here: https://asaihq.wpengine.com/AIP29CompetitionJury The student competition is still open and will be accepting submissions until midnight of Monday, February […]

2014 New Board Members

January 1, 2014

Jon Soules Architect B.E.S; B. Arch; OAA; MRAIC; Member of ASAI I have been a member of the Society since 2006. I am an architect first and an illustrator second in terms of my livelihood and practice in Toronto, Canada. Constructing perspectives has been an interest of mine since public school. What interests me now […]

Dont Forget to Vote!

December 30, 2013

Don’t forget to vote for the American Society of Architectural Illustrators 2014 board members.

From the Expo Floor – Thursday

June 20, 2013

At any given time during the day this is the traffic of Architects that have been walking by the ASAI Gallery at the AIA Convention in Denver. That’s a lot of people! And ASAI members are getting exposure to this massive group of people. Today I walked the Expo floor looking for opportunities for ASAI […]

ASAI in Denver at AIA Convention

June 15, 2013

ASAI is very excited to be representing its members at the AIA Convention in Denver. We have created a gallery displaying 15 previous Architecture in Perspective covers as well as a digital display featuring AIP 27 selected artists. The convention’s expo is June 21-23. ASAI’s Executive Director, Tina Bryant, will be canvassing the expo floor […]

ASAI at Sandcastle Event in Dallas, TX

June 1, 2013

On Saturday, June 1, 2013, the ASAI competed as a rookie entry in the 27th annual AIA Sand Castle Competition among more than 60 teams located on Galveston Beach in Texas. For more than two decades, teams of architects, designers and engineers have taken their tools to East Beach in Galveston for one of the […]