Drawings of Architecture Battle It Out

KEN ROBERTS MEMORIAL DELINEATION COMPETITION tom leytham

KEN ROBERTS MEMORIAL DELINEATION COMPETITION Simon David

KEN ROBERTS MEMORIAL DELINEATION COMPETITION Brad Sliva

Next week, the Ken Roberts Memorial Architectural Delineation Competition (KRob) will announce this year’s winners of their annual competition. The competition judges architectural drawings and renderings– dividing entries into professional and student categories and further dividing each of these into work made using either hands or made using hands and computer parts. Since we looked at drawings by the late Lebbeus Woods on Monday, I thought we might continue by sharing just a few of the drawings that have been recognized by the competition over the past several years.

KRob is the oldest architecture drawing competition still around and is run by AIA Dallas. This year judges will decide the 38th batch of awards, but the first awards were given out only a year after the Architectural League of New York quit handing out their own annual award for architecture drawings. That competition was known as the Birch Burdette Long Memorial Prize, and was awarded annually for 45 years before a lack of intrest in architectural drawings prompted the league to axe the awards. Results for this year’s KRob competition are expected next Tuesday.

Alex Dent

November 7, 2012 / By

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