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Visualizing  Architectural Design Exhibition


DEADLINE Friday 4th March 2011

AAAI members have been invited to exhibit work as part of the largest ever exhibition of architectural illustration to be shown in conjunction with the International Union of Architects (UIA) Conference to be held in Tokyo later this year. The Exhibition is being organised by ASAI President, Masaaki Yamada, who has also invited SAI (UK), JARA (Japan), KAPA (Korea), PHAAR (Phillipines), Chrystal Graphics (China) to participate. AAAI can submit 15 works and we have organised an international jury to select the work. With 10,000 delegates expected, this is an opportunity not to be missed. AAAI members are also invited to the Exhibition opening and to participate in the ASAI and UIA conferences.

Who can enter
Professional AAAI members (fully paid up). Associate members are included in the one professional membership. If associate members or student members want to enter separately, they need to purchase a full membership.
No one participating in the jury process may submit work for the competition.


There are no entry fees for the selection process of this exhibition. Should your image be selected by the jury, there are expenses related to the framing and display of your image in the exhibition. Originals cannot be accepted. You have an option to send your own reproduction copy to the selected framers ( Nabis Art) or to send a high res file to the exhibition ftp site (details to follow). The cost of your framing will vary between US$176 and US$105 depending on the size of your print. More specific details will be available at a later date. An invoice will be sent to you by Nabis Art later, and the payment should be made by credit card.

Number of images

A maximum of two images per professional membership is allowed.
Submission Requirements
Entries must be submitted in digital format via email. Images entered must constitute original work in any 2D medium (including traditional and digital images) representing proposed buildings, interiors, or architectural environments. No renderings of wholly existing (at time of drawing execution) buildings, interiors or environments will be accepted.
Images entered must consist of high quality RGB-mode JPG files, no larger than 2000 x 1300 pixels. Digital files must be identified by the first four letters of the artist’s last name, followed by the artist's first initial, concluding with a two-digit number designating the image number. (Example: The file name for Andy Palladio’s second image submission would be: PALL-A-02)
Each submission will need to be accompanied by image details as described below.

Accompanying image details

Each image needs to have accompanying the following details:
  • Company name (if applicable i.e. John Smith Illustrations)
  • Contact details (street address, best phone number, email)
  • Illustrator's name (i.e Tom Smith)
  • Title of work
  • Designer/Architect (if applicable)
  • Size of work in cms (preferred printed size)
  • Media (i.e digital, watercolour etc)

Where to send entries

Please email images and accompanying image details to Tamara Horch-Prezioso at

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ASAI Executive Director
Tamara Horch-Prezioso
1925 Cassia Road
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Ph: 760-814-8444
Fax: 760-814-8448
After sending your entries, you should receive a confirmation email from Tammy. Please allow 2 working days. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please resend and/or contact Tammy directly.

DEADLINE Friday 4th March 2011

If you have any questions about the process or exhibition,

contact Jane Grealy at

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Please allow 1-2 days for a response as Jane is currently overseas.

Significant dates

  • Early April: announcement of selected entries on AAAI website
  • June: artwork delivery to Navis Art, Tokyo (details available later)
  • August: framing completed, payment due.
  • 25th September-2nd October: ASAI and UIA Conferences, Tokyo
  • 26th September: Exhibition Opening
  • October: Exhibition closing

The Jurors

Chris Grubbs 150
Kletzien 150
Follent 150

Christopher Grubbs

Jon Kletzien

Philip Follent

Christopher Grubbs' illustration career began as a student, drawing for R. Buckminster Fuller's "Old Man River" domed city project for East Saint Louis, Illinois. He has drawn for the National September 11 Memorial, New York, the Walt Disney Family Foundation Library, Crissy Field in San Francisco, master plans for historic Charleston, the Grand Canyon Village Interpretive Center, Beijing Financial District, Shanghai Riverfront, Hong Kong, Washington D.C. and the 2000 Sydney Olympics. His drawing skills have lead him to become a design consultant at Yellowstone National Park, for New Orlean's Broadmoor neighborhood, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington D.C., and major urban master plans throughout China. Extensive plein air drawing studies include the post-Katrina New Orleans urban fabric and New Zealand's agricultural shelter belts.
A Visiting Assistant Professor at Washington University in Saint Louis, he has lectured and held workshops at Colorado State University, Montana State University, Rhode Island School of Design, the University of California at Berkeley.
Recipient of 17 Awards of Excellence from ASAI, Chris earned their highest honor, the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize in 2005.
Jon Kletzien is an architectural illustrator, partner, and co-founder of studioamd (est.1992). He has been working closely with the images, clients and the full range of project types and scales that have come through the studios office from the Sochi 2014 Olympics for HOK, to private residences for Richard Meier. In addition to his role as creative director at the studio for the last 15 years Mr. Kletzien has taught architectural drawing at his alma mater, the Rhode Island School of Design, and is a frequent lecturer, including the keynote speaker for the 2007 Design Communication Association conference. Jon is a former Treasurer and President of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators, and has served on the ASAI annual jury.
Jon's excellence in his chosen field of digital illustration is evidenced by the remarkable achievement of having won ASAI's highest award the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Award twice - in 2010 and previously in 1997 with the first ever digital image to be so recognised.
Philip Follent opened his Gold Coast practice in1982, attracting the attention of State and national architectural peers who bestowed over 20 awards for buildings ranging in type from cafes to schools and residential projects. His interest in environmental wellbeing and efforts protecting of the Gold Coast’s natural assets was recognized by a Golden GECKO Award from the Gold Coast and Hinterland Environment Council in 1994.
Lecturing in Architectural Design and Theory at the Queensland University of Technology, Philip won Lecturer of the Year across all QUT campuses in 1996. Philip became the inaugural Gold Coast City Council Architect in 2003, a position that enabled him to influence the quality of private development and Council projects. The Australian Institute of Architects awarded him life Fellowship in 2007 for exceptional contribution to architecture.
In 2008, Philip was appointed the Queensland Government Architect, providing state-wide leadership to both the government and the profession in relation to better architecture and urban outcomes, while also holding the Chair of the Board for Urban Places. Philip is the Founding Head of the Soheil Abedian School of Architecture Bond University on the Gold Coast.