Celebrating 40 years, the annual Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition is the longest running architectural drawing competition in the world. Organized by the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects since 1974, the Ken Roberts Competition awards prizes to original works that best represent the artistic qualities of architecturally inspired drawings, produced by hand, digital CG or a combination of both.
Hosted by the AIA Dallas Chapter at their offices in Dallas and sponsored by Doghouse Computer Systems, the competition culminates in an award ceremony and event night with refreshments and conversation with the jury panel. This year the jury consists of Frank Ching, considered one of the greatest architectural illustrators of our time and author of multiple books that have become essential to young architects-in-training. Thomas Series owner of Laptop – Rendering, an incredible visualization firm who work with leading architects worldwide, and Cliff Welch, architect and owner of Welch Architects, a renowned contemporary architect in Dallas, Texas.
Having received 385 entries from over 25 countries in the last year, KRob’s visibility continues to grow, with its website receiving over 33,000 visitors each year.
Professionals and students from all over the world are encouraged to enter this exciting competition for an opportunity to win great prizes, gain recognition across the industry and open up new opportunities with the publication of their ‘Award Winning’ work!
More information can be found at www.krobarch.com
The above poster features Chris Cornelius's winner last year in the professional digital/mixed category. Below are some of my favorites from previous years.
[J. Arthur Liu, 2007 juror citation professional hand category]
[Matthew Sander, 2008 best in student hand category]
[Nathan Freise, 2009 best in show, best in professional/mixed category]
[Brad Silva, 2010 best in physical submission category]
[Dustin Wheat, 2011 best in physical submission category]
[Chris Cornelius, 2012 best in physical submission category]