Drawing 2016 Awards

To recognize excellence in architectural drawing.

 

Jurors

AIA Connecticut Design Commission Members:
Jack Franzen, FAIA
Kevin Herrick, AIA
Leonard Wyeth, AIA

 

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Digital Drawing  – Honor Award


 

Mitchell Hein

Mitchell Hein

Mitchell Hein
Pickard Chilton, New Haven, CT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jury comments: There is excellent use of perspective and composition in this digital drawing. It conveys the idea of space with what seems to be a clever combination of digital and hand drawing. The question of which parts are which is provocative and enhances the drawing’s interest.

 

 


Hand Drawing – Honor Awards


 

Mark Markiewicz, AIA

Mark Markiewicz, AIA

Mark Markiewicz, AIA
Mark Markiewicz, AIA, New Canaan, CT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jury comments: The drawing has a great sense of light, space, and texture. It captures a moment in the day, a moment in time, a moment of calm.

 

 


 

Patrick L. Pinnell FAIA

Patrick L. Pinnell FAIA

Patrick Pinnell, FAIA
Patrick Pinnell Architecture & Town Planning, Higganum, CT

 

 

 

 

 

Jury comments: These are meticulous, beautiful pencil sketches with a historic context and a sense of delight and humor. There is a great deal of information conveyed with minimal gestures.

 

 


 

Brian Varano

Brian Varano, AIA

Brian Varano
Silver Petrucelli Architects, Hamden, CT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jury comments: There is a heartfelt quality to this drawing whose strong color and exaggerated perspective draws the eye in. These are qualities that help express the artist’s attitude toward the building under study.

 

 


Water Color – Honor Award


 

Anthony Markese, AIA

Anthony Markese, AIA

Anthony Markese, AIA
Pickard Chilton, New Haven, CT

 

 

 

Jury comments: The watercolor is so spontaneous, so light, that it seems as if it were done in a few moments. Its beautiful, quick impressions convey color, light, scale and space.

 

 


3D Collage – Honor Award


 

Rob Metzgar

Robert D. Metzgar

Robert D. Metzgar
Neil Hauck Architects, LLC, Darien, CT

 

 

 

 

Jury comments: This 3D collage is unexpectedly successful, with an imaginative composition and a wonderful choice of materials and surfaces. With all of its pieces it is a Joseph Cornell type of construction. We have been waiting for the first of this medium in the Drawing Award program.