Welcome to DCA_20|21 Virtual Drawing Exhibit
TRULY INSPIRING DRAWINGS
This exhibition features works by practitioners and educators involved with design visualization and graphics using a variety of media, from quick sketches to elaborate presentations, celebrating design communication and its relationship with design. These visual works should stimulate formal and informal discussions highlighting explorations of problems and potentials in the evolving dynamic context of design communication. This includes architects, interior designers, landscape architects, graphic designers, and media designers.
The primary content of observational drawings must be in existence at the time the image was created. Drawings may be in any media and format. Examples include travel sketches, measured drawings, building portraits, visual notes or detail studies.
The primary content of design images must be unbuilt at the time the image was created. Image may be any media or format, and may include animations or interactive media. Image examples include design sketches, manual/computer-generated renderings, presentations or diagrams.
The work was divided into four classifications for to the competition, Foundation Undergraduate (1st & 2nd years), Undergraduate students, Graduate students and Faculty & Professionals
he call for entries was issued spring of 2020. We collected submissions for the conference drawing competition and exhibit. Even with the pandemic, the response to the competition brief was very successful, receiving roughly 344 submissions over the two categories of Design Drawing and Observational Drawing. Over the summer and that fall, the jury convened virtually and over a series of sessions created a shortlist and finally selecting the 151 drawings are exhibited. The jury awarded ten awards, including the Best of Category, Juror’s Awards, and the top award from all entries, the William Kirby Lockard Prize. Awards will be announce during the closing awards session and made available on the website shortly thereafter.
Gilbert Gorski has maintained a duel career as an architect and artist. He received his BA and MA in architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He has also studied painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he concentrated on classical and traditional techniques. A licensed architect, he is the designer for numerous projects, including the World Headquarters for the McDonald’s Corporation in Oak Brook, Illinois and the Oceanarium, a major addition the John Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. He has also taught design studios and visualization techniques at the Illinois Institute of Technology, The School of the Art Institute in Chicago, and at the University of Notre Dame, where he held the James A. and Louise F. Nolen Chair in Architecture. Mr. Gorski was designated the Burnham Fellow by the Chicago Architectural Club and received a fellowship to the American Academy in Rome. The American Society of Architectural Illustrators twice awarded Gorski the nation’s highest singular honor in architectural illustration, the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize. He is author of Hybrid Drawing Techniques, Routledge Press 2015, and co-author of The Roman Forum, Cambridge University Press, 2015. Mr. Gorski’s work has been acquired for the permanent collections of The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum for Architectural Drawing, Berlin, Germany and The Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Gil now lives in a semi-rural area of western Pennsylvania where he paints landscapes.
For as long as she can remember, Diana has loved art. Greatly influenced and guided by her industrial designer father, who introduced her to German, Italian, and Japanese design, she decide to be an architect, graduated with a bachelor of architecture from the University of Architecture and Construction in the Soviet Union. In addition to the classical architectural curriculum, her studies included watercolor, sketching, and drawing presentation. Following graduation, she practiced architecture in the workshop of a prominent Armenian architect, Arthur Tarkhanyan in Yerevan. Upon immigrating to the United States, she began her career as a freelance illustrator, and in 1996 joined the team at ESa (Earl Swensson Associates,) the largest architectural firm in Tennessee. As an architectural illustrator, she brings design visions to life for clients across the country. A member of ASAI since 1999, Diana is a recipient of several ASAI Awards of Excellence, a finalist of the Chimelong International Icon Design Competition and a runner-up of Architectural Record’s Cocktail Napkin Sketch Contest.”
Don Hanlon is an emeritus professor in the School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Since 1984, he taught architectural design, history and theory, receiving the Alumni and Regents Awards for Teaching Excellence from the University of Wisconsin. In the late 1980’s, two grants from the United Nations Development Program funded his documentation of the vernacular architecture (prior to its destruction) of the Uighur culture in Turpan, Xinjiang Province, PRC. His book, Compositions in Architecture, is a studio reference text of architectural precedent graphic analyses. His extensive travels have taken him to Latin America, North Africa, Central and Southeast Asia, and Europe.