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Architecture in Perspective 35
International Architectural Illustration Competition



EXTENDED!! Professional competition deadline is FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020 at 11:59pm ET.
EXTENDED!! Student Competition Deadline: FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2020 at 11:59pm ET.

About the competition

Each year the American Society of Architectural Illustrators invites professional and student illustrators from around the globe to take part in the Architecture in Perspective competition. This international juried competition recognizes the world’s best architectural illustrations. 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 — is considered one of the highest professional honors for an architectural illustrator.

Competition winners are invited to a special awards ceremony and gallery exhibition during the annual conference October 14-17, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. In addition, award-winning entries and honorable mentions will be published online and in a commemorative Architecture in Perspective catalog.

EXTENDED!! Professional competition deadline is FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020 at 11:59pm ET.
Student competition deadline is April 3, 2019 at 11:59pm ET.

*Banner image is by Corey Harper, TILTPIXEL {Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize Winner for Architecture in Perspective 34}


See 2019 Winners

Eligibility

The Architecture in Perspective 35 professional competition is open to current 2020 professional 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 www.asai.org.


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Competition categories

The Architecture in Perspective Professional Competition features two sections: Rendering and Observational. The Rendering section includes Formal and Informal categories.

A separate competition is held for Students.

Rendering: Formal category

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

Rendering: Informal category

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

Observational section

The Observational section of 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.

Rendering: Formal category

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

Rendering: Informal category

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

Observational section

The Observational section of 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 selects the finest architectural illustrations from a wide range of media, rendering styles and architectural subject matter for the exhibition and inclusion in the catalog.


Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize

For the professional illustration unanimously selected by the jury as the Best in Show.

  • Free 1 year ASAI membership
  • Commemorative framed artwork and medallion
  • Catalog cover image
Best Formal Rendering

For the most outstanding formal illustration.

  • Free 1 year ASAI membership
  • Commemorative award certificate
  • Featured in exhibition and catalog
Best Informal Rendering

For the most outstanding informal illustration or sketch.

  • Free 1 year ASAI membership
  • Commemorative award certificate
  • Featured in exhibition and catalog
Best Observational Illustration

For the most outstanding observational illustration or sketch.

  • Free 1 year ASAI membership
  • Commemorative award certificate
  • Featured in exhibition and catalog
Members’ Choice Award

For the most outstanding architectural illustration as voted by ASAI members.

  • Free 1 year ASAI membership
  • Commemorative award certificate
  • Featured in exhibition and catalog
Juror Award

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

  • Commemorative award certificate
  • Featured in exhibition and catalog
Award of Excellence

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

Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize

For the professional illustration unanimously selected by the jury as the Best in Show.

  • Free 1 year ASAI membership
  • Commemorative framed artwork and medallion
  • Catalog cover image
Best Formal Rendering

For the most outstanding formal illustration.

  • Free 1 year ASAI membership
  • Commemorative award certificate
  • Featured in exhibition and catalog
Best Informal Rendering

For the most outstanding informal illustration or sketch.

  • Free 1 year ASAI membership
  • Commemorative award certificate
  • Featured in exhibition and catalog
Best Observational Illustration

For the most outstanding observational illustration or sketch.

  • Free 1 year ASAI membership
  • Commemorative award certificate
  • Featured in exhibition and catalog
Members’ Choice Award

For the most outstanding architectural illustration as voted by ASAI members.

  • Free 1 year ASAI membership
  • Commemorative award certificate
  • Featured in exhibition and catalog
Juror Award

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

  • Commemorative award certificate
  • Featured in exhibition and catalog
Award 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.

  • 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.

  • Juror’s Certificate of Merit
  • Featured in exhibition and catalog

Jury — Professional competition

Uli Hanisch

Uli Hanisch was born in Nuremberg.
Studying graphic arts in Düsseldorf, he began his collaboration with Christoph Schlingensief
on experimental films as The German Chainsaw Massacre and designed movies of Germany’s exceptional comedian Helge Schneider. Working in several European art departments for films of Enki Bilal or Peter Greenaway, he designed various German feature films for Leander Haußmann,
or Sönke Wortmann.

He collaborated many times with Tom Tykwer and has been awarded with various Film awards for best production design for The Perfume and Cloud Atlas. As his latest work he designed the series Babylon Berlin.

Hanisch is lecturing at filmschools all over Europe. Since 2018 he is professor for production design at the International Film School (ifs) in Cologne.

Prof. Katrin Günther

Katrin was born in Elsterwerda, Germany. She lives and works in Berlin and Constance. Katrin studied architecture at Brandenburg Technical University of Cottbus in Germany and at the Polytechnic University of Milan. She was an Assistant Professor at Brandenburg Technical University of Cottbus in the disciplines of Drawing and Painting and Three-dimensional and sculptural creation. In 2005, she began working as a freelance visual artist. She has been giving lecturships at Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences, University of Applied Sciences for Media, Communication und Business Berlin, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Wadi-German-Syrian University (SYR), Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin, University of Applied Sciences since 2007.In 2018 she was given the VBKW Art Award Baden-Württemberg (Germany). Karin has been the Professor for Art and Design at the University of Applied Sciences Constance (Germany) since 2013. In 2018/2019 she has worked with Robert Patz at the University of Art Berlin (UdK) on a research project – Drawing and Design in Virtual Space.

Katrin has had solo exhibitions at the following venues: Foundation Ludwig Cuba/CUB, Museum of Contemoprary Art Dieselkraftwerk Cottbus, Museum of Contemoprary Art  Singen, Kunsthalle Konstanz, Kunstverein Konstanz, German-French Institut Ramallah/PSE, Kunstverein Konstanz, Architekturmuseum TU Berlin, Artspace GASAG Kunstraum Berlin, Kunstverein Eislingen, Wichtendahl Galerie Berlin, Museum of Contemoprary Art Till Richter Museum Schloss Buggenhagen, Galerie Robert Drees Hannover.

Christoph Sattler

geboren am 24. Dezember 1938 in München
1957-1963: Architekturstudium an der TU München bei Franz Hart, Johannes
Ludwig, Joseph Wiedemann und Gustav Hassenpflug
1963-1965: Masterstudium am Illinois Institute of Technology bei Ludwig
Hilbersheimer, Myron Goldsmith. Büroarbeit bei Ludwig Mies von der Rohe
1974: mit Heinz Hilmer Gründung des Büros Hilmer & Sattler München/Berlin seit 1986 Ordentliches Mitglied der Bayerischen Akademie der Schönen Künste
Werke
1970-1972: Haus Habermas
1969-1980: Altstadt-Sanierung Karlsruhe
1979-1982: Wohnhäuser für die documenta urbana Kassel
1987-1998: Gemäldegalerie Berlin
1991-1994: Masterplan Potsdamer/Leipziger Platz
2013-2017: Museum Barberini Potsdam
1979: Weinbrenner-Preis
1981, 1988, 1991: Preis für Stadtbildpflege der Stadt München
1990: Kritikerpreis für Architektur
2003: Architekturpreis der Stadt München
Internetseite: www.h-s-a.de

Uli Hanisch

Uli Hanisch was born in Nuremberg.
Studying graphic arts in Düsseldorf, he began his collaboration with Christoph Schlingensief
on experimental films as The German Chainsaw Massacre and designed movies of Germany’s exceptional comedian Helge Schneider. Working in several European art departments for films of Enki Bilal or Peter Greenaway, he designed various German feature films for Leander Haußmann,
or Sönke Wortmann.

He collaborated many times with Tom Tykwer and has been awarded with various Film awards for best production design for The Perfume and Cloud Atlas. As his latest work he designed the series Babylon Berlin.

Hanisch is lecturing at filmschools all over Europe. Since 2018 he is professor for production design at the International Film School (ifs) in Cologne.

Prof. Katrin Günther

Katrin was born in Elsterwerda, Germany. She lives and works in Berlin and Constance. Katrin studied architecture at Brandenburg Technical University of Cottbus in Germany and at the Polytechnic University of Milan. She was an Assistant Professor at Brandenburg Technical University of Cottbus in the disciplines of Drawing and Painting and Three-dimensional and sculptural creation. In 2005, she began working as a freelance visual artist. She has been giving lecturships at Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences, University of Applied Sciences for Media, Communication und Business Berlin, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Wadi-German-Syrian University (SYR), Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin, University of Applied Sciences since 2007.In 2018 she was given the VBKW Art Award Baden-Württemberg (Germany). Karin has been the Professor for Art and Design at the University of Applied Sciences Constance (Germany) since 2013. In 2018/2019 she has worked with Robert Patz at the University of Art Berlin (UdK) on a research project – Drawing and Design in Virtual Space.

Katrin has had solo exhibitions at the following venues: Foundation Ludwig Cuba/CUB, Museum of Contemoprary Art Dieselkraftwerk Cottbus, Museum of Contemoprary Art  Singen, Kunsthalle Konstanz, Kunstverein Konstanz, German-French Institut Ramallah/PSE, Kunstverein Konstanz, Architekturmuseum TU Berlin, Artspace GASAG Kunstraum Berlin, Kunstverein Eislingen, Wichtendahl Galerie Berlin, Museum of Contemoprary Art Till Richter Museum Schloss Buggenhagen, Galerie Robert Drees Hannover.

Christoph Sattler

geboren am 24. Dezember 1938 in München
1957-1963: Architekturstudium an der TU München bei Franz Hart, Johannes
Ludwig, Joseph Wiedemann und Gustav Hassenpflug
1963-1965: Masterstudium am Illinois Institute of Technology bei Ludwig
Hilbersheimer, Myron Goldsmith. Büroarbeit bei Ludwig Mies von der Rohe
1974: mit Heinz Hilmer Gründung des Büros Hilmer & Sattler München/Berlin seit 1986 Ordentliches Mitglied der Bayerischen Akademie der Schönen Künste
Werke
1970-1972: Haus Habermas
1969-1980: Altstadt-Sanierung Karlsruhe
1979-1982: Wohnhäuser für die documenta urbana Kassel
1987-1998: Gemäldegalerie Berlin
1991-1994: Masterplan Potsdamer/Leipziger Platz
2013-2017: Museum Barberini Potsdam
1979: Weinbrenner-Preis
1981, 1988, 1991: Preis für Stadtbildpflege der Stadt München
1990: Kritikerpreis für Architektur
2003: Architekturpreis der Stadt München
Internetseite: www.h-s-a.de

Jury — Student competition

Manfred Ortner

Born 1943 in Austria, studied painting and art education in Vienna and founded the group Haus Rucker Co. in 1967, consisting of artists and architects. The resulting collaboration between Manfred and Laurids Ortner and Zamp Kelp resulted in projects between free art and architecture until 1987, in which the developments and influenced currents sustainably. With the founding of the Ortner & Ortner Baukunst office in 1987, he concentrated his work on architecture and brought the office to international recognition without losing sight of art. In 2010, among other things, his works were shown in an exhibition at the Düsseldorf Art Academy. He ended a professorship at the Potsdam Faculty of Architecture in 2011 after 15 years.

Christoph Langhof

After studying architecture, Professor Christoph Langhof founded the LANGHOF® Studio for Architecture – Design in Berlin. Since then he has been developing and designing numerous construction projects, his heart is beating especially for skyscrapers. He rejects mainstream, and he only takes part in competitions by invitation – perseverance and distinctive, independent designs are his trademark.

For Professor Christoph Langhof, buildings are projection screens for dreams, to satisfy the longing for identification and feeling. With aesthetically high-quality buildings – especially skyscraper – that set the new standards for sustainable high-rise construction. In the sense of the people, for whom this buildings are created. In the sense of economic growth and sustainability.

Christoph Langhof has taught as a professor in London (Architectural Association), Frankfurt ( University of Fine Arts) and Innsbruck (Technical University Innsbruck). His office has already been invited twice to the Architecture Biennale in Venice. Christoph Langhof was awarded the first Berlin Architecture Prize for the Horst Korber Center at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. His most important buildings include: The Upper West, right next to the Berlin Memorial Church, the headquarters of Berliner Wasserbetriebe, the Classicon at Leipziger Platz, the construction of the south jetty at the Mainz customs port and the “Hardenberg” at the Zoo station that is currently being planned. He recently introduced another type of skyscraper on the Spree, the EPSILON.

Sergei Tchoban

Sergei Tchoban, born in Saint Petersburg in 1962, is a Russian-German architect. After his studies at the Russian Academy of Arts, Saint Petersburg, he worked as a freelance architect in Russia until in 1992 he started working at the architectural office NPS Nietz – Prasch – Sigl in Hamburg. In 1995 he became managing partner of this company, which since 2017 trades as TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten. In 2006 Sergei Tchoban founded the architectural office SPEECH in Moscow together with Sergey Kuznetsov. 2009 the Tchoban Foundation started, growing 2013 into the Museum for Architectural Drawing in Berlin.

Between 2009 and 2011 Sergei Tchoban has been member of the urban advisory board of the city of Linz and will resume this activity from 2018 on. Since 2013 he is member of the urban advisory board of the city of Moscow. Moreover Tchoban has been teaching at the Moscow Graduate School of Architecture MARCH during 2013 and 2014. He was jury member of the Iakov Chernikhov International Prize for Young Architects in 2014 and a jury member of the World Architecture Festival WAF in 2016 and 2017. He chairs the jury of the international drawing competition ArchiGrafik since 2013. In 2017 he founded the first Biennale for young architects in Russia, with the aim of encouraging and supporting their professional development.

At the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2010 and 2012 Sergei Tchoban was curator of the Russian Pavilion. In 2015 he was the architect of the Russian Pavilion for the EXPO Milan. Further he was responsible for the exhibit design of several international exhibitions, the latest in the Vatican Museum in Rome. Since 1992 Sergei Tchoban is member of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators ASAI. His drawings have been displayed in several museums and galleries and several are part of the collections of the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Architectural Archive of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin.

2018 Sergei Tchoban received the European Prize for Architecture by Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design.

Manfred Ortner

Born 1943 in Austria, studied painting and art education in Vienna and founded the group Haus Rucker Co. in 1967, consisting of artists and architects. The resulting collaboration between Manfred and Laurids Ortner and Zamp Kelp resulted in projects between free art and architecture until 1987, in which the developments and influenced currents sustainably. With the founding of the Ortner & Ortner Baukunst office in 1987, he concentrated his work on architecture and brought the office to international recognition without losing sight of art. In 2010, among other things, his works were shown in an exhibition at the Düsseldorf Art Academy. He ended a professorship at the Potsdam Faculty of Architecture in 2011 after 15 years.

Christoph Langhof

After studying architecture, Professor Christoph Langhof founded the LANGHOF® Studio for Architecture – Design in Berlin. Since then he has been developing and designing numerous construction projects, his heart is beating especially for skyscrapers. He rejects mainstream, and he only takes part in competitions by invitation – perseverance and distinctive, independent designs are his trademark.

For Professor Christoph Langhof, buildings are projection screens for dreams, to satisfy the longing for identification and feeling. With aesthetically high-quality buildings – especially skyscraper – that set the new standards for sustainable high-rise construction. In the sense of the people, for whom this buildings are created. In the sense of economic growth and sustainability.

Christoph Langhof has taught as a professor in London (Architectural Association), Frankfurt ( University of Fine Arts) and Innsbruck (Technical University Innsbruck). His office has already been invited twice to the Architecture Biennale in Venice. Christoph Langhof was awarded the first Berlin Architecture Prize for the Horst Korber Center at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. His most important buildings include: The Upper West, right next to the Berlin Memorial Church, the headquarters of Berliner Wasserbetriebe, the Classicon at Leipziger Platz, the construction of the south jetty at the Mainz customs port and the “Hardenberg” at the Zoo station that is currently being planned. He recently introduced another type of skyscraper on the Spree, the EPSILON.

Sergei Tchoban

Sergei Tchoban, born in Saint Petersburg in 1962, is a Russian-German architect. After his studies at the Russian Academy of Arts, Saint Petersburg, he worked as a freelance architect in Russia until in 1992 he started working at the architectural office NPS Nietz – Prasch – Sigl in Hamburg. In 1995 he became managing partner of this company, which since 2017 trades as TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten. In 2006 Sergei Tchoban founded the architectural office SPEECH in Moscow together with Sergey Kuznetsov. 2009 the Tchoban Foundation started, growing 2013 into the Museum for Architectural Drawing in Berlin.

Between 2009 and 2011 Sergei Tchoban has been member of the urban advisory board of the city of Linz and will resume this activity from 2018 on. Since 2013 he is member of the urban advisory board of the city of Moscow. Moreover Tchoban has been teaching at the Moscow Graduate School of Architecture MARCH during 2013 and 2014. He was jury member of the Iakov Chernikhov International Prize for Young Architects in 2014 and a jury member of the World Architecture Festival WAF in 2016 and 2017. He chairs the jury of the international drawing competition ArchiGrafik since 2013. In 2017 he founded the first Biennale for young architects in Russia, with the aim of encouraging and supporting their professional development.

At the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2010 and 2012 Sergei Tchoban was curator of the Russian Pavilion. In 2015 he was the architect of the Russian Pavilion for the EXPO Milan. Further he was responsible for the exhibit design of several international exhibitions, the latest in the Vatican Museum in Rome. Since 1992 Sergei Tchoban is member of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators ASAI. His drawings have been displayed in several museums and galleries and several are part of the collections of the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Architectural Archive of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin.

2018 Sergei Tchoban received the European Prize for Architecture by Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design.

Entry fees

Professionals

Individual and Corporate memberships include 1 entry into the competition. Additional entries up to a maximum of 10 entries are available at a discounted rate for members.



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Students

The entry fee for students is free up to a maximum of 5 entries. Students MUST currently be enrolled in school and provide a current Student ID card at the time of entry.


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 www.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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