Welcome to DCA_20|21 Virtual Drawing Exhibit


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.

Observational Drawing Category

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.

Design Drawing/Image Category

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.


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