Get Your Work In Front of the 6 Architectural Drawing Experts On the Vision Awards Jury

Meet the drawing specialists whose expertise will play an important role in selecting the Vision Awards winners.

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In response to the overwhelming popularity of our One Rendering, One Drawing and One Photo Challenges, Architizer developed the Vision Awards program to recognize some of the architecture industry’s most unsung creative heroes. As with Architizer’s A+Awards, we’ve assembled a stellar, multi-disciplinary jury of architectural thought leaders from around the world, allowing entrants to get their work in front of some of the industry’s leading figures and see their work published in print.

With two different awards categories for the Best Architectural VDrawing (Hand Drawn and Computer Aided), each recognizing a Studio Winner, an Individual (independent professional) Winner and a Student Winner, there are opportunities for all career levels to receive accolades from this accomplished panel. The Vision Awards Jury will also vote on the Architect Creator of the Year. (You can read more about the Vision Awards categories here.)

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While the Vision Awards’ jury comprises influential figures in the fields of architecture, design, technology, film, and beyond, this article highlights some of the drawing specialists whose expertise will play an important role in selecting the competition winners. The following individuals are amply qualified for the task. As you scroll and read their bios, you’ll see that Architizer has invited pioneering figures who continue redefining what it means to work in architectural drawing today.

Eric Reinholdt

Founder of 30X40 Design Workshop

Eric Reinholdt is the architect and founder of the residential architecture practice, 30X40 Design Workshop. He’s the author of Architect + Entrepreneur, an innovator of progressive practice models, and the creator of the YouTube channel, 30X40 Design Workshop. From his remote island studio he makes videos about architecture, designs simple, modern homes, and shares his process online.

Hamza Shaikh

Architect at Gensler

Hamza Shaikh is a London-based architect and artist. He is prominently known for his experimental architectural drawings on social media as well as his thought-leadership in the design industry. His recent book, ‘Drawing Attention – Architecture in the Age of Social Media’ was published by RIBA and Routledge and has been described as a crucial handbook for students and professionals worldwide.

He is also the host of the Two Worlds podcast series which aims to uncover the hidden potential of architecture by speaking with extraordinary practitioners on the fringe of architecture. In 2021, he was the recipient of the Individual of the Year award by the Thornton Education Trust for ‘inspiring future generations’ in architecture. Hamza has been described as a rising star and an influencer in the profession and is seen as a mentor to young professionals and students. He is also a visiting critic at the University for the Creative Arts and the University of Westminster.

Boryana Ilieva

Founder of Floor Plan Croissant

Boryana Ilieva (aka Floor Plan Croissant) is an architect who hunts film houses and paints their depths. She believes a film floor plan forms a ghost matrix where directors place hidden messages. In 2022 she participated in the Sketch Gallery Talk at the first-of-its-kind Gathering of film production designers from around the world in Greece. She guest lectured at the Royal College of Art (UK) and the University of Toronto (Canada). The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences digital magazine has featured her work. Recent contributor as an illustrator to the MUBI print magazine, Notebook.

Dan Hogman

Architect at SmithGroup

As an architect, artist and educator, Dan has developed the capacity to blend digital and traditional media in developing architectural concepts and has exhibited with the SFMOMA, the AIA, and numerous private galleries. Apart from his multidisciplinary design practice, Dan serves as faculty at the AAU San Francisco, where he teaches design and drawing studios.

Bless Yee

Architect at Snøhetta

Bless Yee was the Non-Student Grand Prize Winner of 2020’s One Drawing Challenge, and was one of the winners of Dezeen’s 2021 Redesign the World competition. She is an architect, artist, and educator based in New York City. Currently Bless is an Project Architect at Snøhetta and is an adjunct professor at the New York City College of Technology— she has also worked at Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and Handel Architects. In her personal work she is developing methods of layering hand drawing and physical models with digital tools to depict compelling narratives of social issues.

Sabina Blasiotti

Founder of Sabi Space

Sabina Blasiotti is a London-based architectural designer with roots in Pescara, Italy, where she grew up. Sabina’s passion for design led her to London, where she graduated from the University of Westminster (BA) and Bartlett UCL (MArch). Sabina gained valuable experience working at renowned architecture firms, including BIG in London and Kengo Kuma in Tokyo, Japan, before founding her own practice, Sabi Space.

Sabina’s work is a testament to her intuition, extensive research, and passion for taking on challenging projects. Her projects have garnered international recognition, including accolades from Azure Magazine, Architizer, and UCL, and have been exhibited in prestigious venues such as the Royal Academy, Sir John Soane’s Museum, and RIBA HQ. Sabina’s commitment to design and architecture goes beyond her professional work. She is currently continuing her studies and teaches as a guest critic and lecturer, taking on the responsibility of promoting progress within the field.

To have your work seen by these influential leaders in the field of architectural representation, and see your images published in print, enter your work for the Vision Awards before July 14th, 2023:

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Top image: “Together Alone” by Bless Yee, Winner of the 2020 One Drawing Challenge

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