As we enter the final few weeks of our AIP 32 Professional Competition, ASAI jurors are looking ahead to early March, when they will congregate in the TILTPIXEL offices of ASAI President, Corey Harper. There, they will cull through hundreds of entries, deliberate for many hours, and finally assign cash prizes and award recognition to the best of the best. Who among us is up to the task? This year, Corey will welcome three esteemed artists to lead the charge of jury deliberation.

Scott DeWoDeWoody_Scott_460x345ody serves as the Director of Visualization for Gensler in Houston, as well as the company’s Firmwide Creative Media Manager. Scott began drawing and sketching at an early age, and he knew by middle school, when his love for video games took shape, that his passion for art would lead to a career in computer animation. He taught himself 3D modeling in high school and attended the Art Institute of Houston for college, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in media arts and animation. Upon graduation in 2007, he joined Gensler as an Illustrator. From there, he has risen to oversee his firm’s rendering technology with the addition to VR, AR, and interactive media. He has worked for numerous clients, including NVIDIA Corporation, ExxonMobil, Shell Oil Company, BP, City Center Las Vegas, and many more. Scott continuously studies color theory and composition, while maintaining an intense focus on image quality and workflow. His leadership at Gensler enables the firm to explore new possibilities of architecture in the interactive space.

Vince vincent-hunterHunter is a Principal of Design at WDG Architects in Dallas. Vince joined WDG over 22 years ago, shortly after earning a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University. More recently, his responsibilities have grown to include the management of WDG’s planning and building design practice in the firm’s Dallas office. Vince has spearheaded numerous multifamily, urban master planning and commercial projects in North Texas, in addition to mixed use, hospitality, retail and senior living. Much of Vince’s success can be attributed to his team leadership, working with the client, Design Architect and consultants to ensure quality design from concept through completion. He focuses on both aesthetic excellence and innovation in technology and building efficiency. Outside of work, Vince is an avid cyclist and a board member of the Texas Irish Foundation, which is a non-profit that raises funds for a variety of charitable organizations.

Jorge TiscaJorgeTiscarenoreño currently serves as a Senior Project Designer at PBK and has worked in the architectural industry for over 20 years. His portfolio reaches beyond Texas and encompasses a diverse array of corporate, educational and athletic facilities. He has received numerous design awards, as well as national recognition, and is a frequent speaker at conferences such as Autodesk University. As a fixture in the architectural visualization community, Jorge served as a judge for the 2010 CGArchitect Architectural 3D Awards. Prior to PBK, Jorge worked as a Senior Designer at SHW Group, as well as a Design Visualization Firmwide Manager for Gensler. Jorge’s colleagues tout his leadership and creativity, and his expertise in digital design, modeling and rendering tools. His role at PBK involves every phase of the design process, from architectural programming to design conception and development. He maintains a client-focused perspective and a keen attention to expectations as he tackles architectural challenges.

ASAI is grateful for the contributions of Scott, Vince and Jorge as they make plans to meet as a Jury in Houston.

Don’t forget to submit your digital or traditional renderings and sketches today! The deadline for the AIP 32 Professional Competition is February 3rd, 2017, and the deadline for the Student Competition is March 10th, 2017. Click here to enter!