Our first deadline for Architecture in Perspective (AIP) 32 has come and gone with the final deadline for the Professional Competition, which closed at the beginning of the month. However, students can still submit their renderings and sketches through March 10th, 2017. As members of ASAI and participants in the AIP 32 Competition and Conference, students from around the world join leaders in architectural illustration and gain visibility for their artwork.

This year, three esteemed jurors will discuss, debate and ultimately judge student submissions for AIP 32. The very best will win the coveted Student Award of Excellence, which includes a Certificate of Excellence, a $1,000 (USD) Cash Prize, complimentary 2018 membership and complimentary conference registration. The winning image will be included in the AIP exhibition that travels the United States and international venues. Additional Student Awards of Merit may be granted by the jury at their discretion, and all winning images will be published in the AIP catalog and on the ASAI website.

The 2017 Student Competition Jurors are an accomplished group of industry professionals and ASAI members.

MMatthew-Brehmatthew Brehm

A Professor at the University of Idaho, Matthew Brehm is also an author, a founding board member of the Urban Sketchers non-profit organization, an award-winning artist and an expert in observational drawing. After receiving his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame, Matthew worked for design firms in Washington D.C. before attending the University of Oregon to earn his Master of Architecture. Today, as a professor at the University of Idaho, Matthew’s focus revolves around design communication, design process, architectural graphics and representational sketching. He initiated, and still runs, an eight-week study abroad program for Idaho architecture students to work and study in Rome. As a founding member of Urban Sketchers, Matthew is a frequent speaker at the group’s international events. He has authored and illustrated three books on drawing from observation. He describes one of his passions as “observing and understanding the world through sketching with various media, such as pencil, pen, charcoal and watercolor.”1 When asked of his other pursuits, he states, “I used to play music and do a lot of vegetable gardening, but teaching, and especially the Rome Program, has meant that I no longer have much time for hobbies. Sketching used to be a hobby, but now it’s more tied to my work, and I like it that way.” 2

Gil_GorskiGilbert Gorski

A licensed architect and renowned illustrator, Gil Gorski has twice been awarded the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize, the nation’s top honor in the field of architectural illustration. As an architect, Gil has led the design of major projects, including the world headquarters for the McDonald’s Corporation in Oak Brook, Illinois, and the Oceanarium, a large-scale addition to the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. He was designated the Burnham Fellow by the Chicago Architectural Club and was awarded a three-month associate fellowship to the American Academy in Rome. He was also granted the National Collaborative Achievement Award from the American Institute of Architects, and he held the James A. and Louise F. Nolen Chair in Architecture as a professor at the University of Notre Dame. Gil has authored several books, and his artwork has been met with international acclaim. Today, he resides in western Pennsylvania, where he primarily paints landscapes. “Painting’s relevance has been diminished by other art forms, yet I remain attracted to it for a number of reasons,” Gil says. “First, I like working with my hands. Second, painting for me reaffirms the power of handmade objects—oil paintings in particular must be seen in person, they defy being captured with photography. Finally, I am interested in the poetry of common things; painting allows me to express the extraordinary I see in the ordinary.” 3

Corey_BW_scaledCorey Harper

As the founder of TILTPIXEL, a premiere architectural visualization studio in Houston, Corey draws from fifteen years of industry experience to lead a team of digital artists in the production of high impact imagery and short films. As an artist, Corey’s renderings and animations have been utilized by architects, developers, brokers and Fortune 500 companies all over the world. Corey most recently received the ASAI Award of Excellence in 2015 for his speakeasy penthouse design and rendering. His work has also been published in Architectural Record magazine. Corey graduated with a Bachelor of Environmental Design, Emphasis on Visualization, from Texas A&M University before starting his career at PDR Corporation, a Texas-based creative design firm. Five years later, he refined his skillset as a Principal for Neoscape in Boston. At the end of 2009 he relocated to Houston where he founded TILTPIXEL. Today, Corey focuses on expanding TILTPIXEL’s footprint in the industry by pushing the boundaries of artistic vision, and by providing quality deliverables with a rigorous attention to customer service. Corey currently serves as the 2017 President of ASAI. As President, he strives to broaden ASAI’s visibility amongst the architectural community, while preserving the mission of the organization and the intentions of its founders.

We encourage students from around the world to join ASAI and submit their formal presentation renderings, informal sketches, study projects, drawings, paintings and computer imagery to AIP 32 before the deadline of March 10th. On October 19th – 21st, 2017, we look forward to welcoming students to Houston for the ASAI international Conference, where they will learn from industry greats, engage in dynamic conversation, and gain top-notch education on a wide array of topics in architectural illustration.


1 http://brehmsketch.blogspot.com/

2 http://lis2011.urbansketchers.org/blog/meet-instructor-matthew-brehm-idaho-usa/

3 https://architecture.nd.edu/news-and-events/news/36816-digital-and-traditional/