Great architectural illustrations have the power of innovation and seduction. They present new alternatives for unbuilt spaces, allow us to dream of a better way of living and they jumpstart conversations about the future without the need for a single word.
Throughout history, Architectural illustrations and the imagery of new environments have been the perfect medium to test unique ideas and present questions that challenge the establishment and shake established norms. From Boulleé and Ledoux’ Utopian drawings of the XVII century, to the future of cities presented by Le
Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, to the Techno Utopias from Archigram and Archizoom, and the futuristic cities imagined in film by Syd Mead; Architectural imagery has allowed us to understand and feel a new reality, question how we can leave the Earth in a better place and tell the story of a
space that is only present in our imagination as an extension of the static image presented.
After an unprecedented year that has challenged the very essence of urban living and social interaction, we’ve been presented with a series of questions that make us wonder about the future of our habitat and the need for new kinds of home, office, retail, institutional and event spaces, as well as the general future of
For this reason this year, ASAI would like to invite all professional and student illustrators and designers to dream big about the future, translate these ideas into a single visual and take part in the thematic portion of the Architecture in Perspective competition.
As Hugh Ferriss once remarked “there is a difference between a correct drawing and an authentic one”… ASAI’s international jury will be looking at drawings that showcase a higher level of authenticity in its conception, execution and storytelling.
We invite you to enter the competition with your vision of the future re-imagined. Deadline is
July 30, 2021.
If you are familiar with the typical schedule for the Architecture in Perspective Professional and Student Competitions and annual international conference, then you may be wondering what is going on?! We are switching the schedule up a little. Here are the highlights.
January - Membership renewals due (Don't worry, you can still join or renew!)
May - Professional and Student competitions start
September - Announce selected artists
October - online conference and announce TOP winners of Professional and Student competitions.
Architecture in Perspective Catalogs Available
Architecture in Perspective, an annual international competition, exhibition and catalogue which has included work by many of the most accomplished contemporary architectural illustrators from around the world. Each year approximately sixty pieces are chosen for exhibition by a jury of respected professionals in the fields of
architecture, illustration, photography, fine art, or design education. The artwork deemed to be the year’s most outstanding work is accorded the organization’s highest award, The Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize. By providing not only award recognition, but also a forum for the practitioners of this art form, the American Society of Architectural Illustrators has focused attention on an increasingly diverse, yet refined level of work. With a large international membership, the work of the Society’s
members has become the touchstone for many of the most eloquent voices and hands in the field. Image Credit: Dennis Allain "Alone" Architecture in Perspective 35 Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize