Member Resources

Nancy Opsata Tribute

May 7, 2022

On a late afternoon last week, after receiving an initial shocking call from ASAI President Emeritus Dick Sneary,and then both of us making a few more calls to her closer friends that evening, ASAI has learned that its long-time, most supportive, non-illustrator member, Nancy Opsata had passed away in early December 2021. I then did […]

The ASAI 2021 Virtual Conference Is Nearly Upon Us!

October 19, 2021

Future ReImagined The Architecture In Perspective 36 2021 Conference The value-packed ASAI 2021 Virtual Conference is nearly upon us! It’s from Nov 1st – 5th so don’t delay—the time to register would be… now! This year we’ve lined up 18 of the industry’s most accomplished artists and designers to speak. You will not want to […]

Future: Re-imagined

May 3, 2021

Architecture in Perspective Themed Category for the International Competition Great architectural illustrations have the power of innovation and seduction. They present new alternatives for unbuilt spaces, allow us to dream of a better way of living and they jumpstart conversations about the future without the need for a single word. Throughout history, Architectural illustrations and […]

Remembering Syd Mead

April 15, 2021

A LIFE REMEMBERED REMEMBERING SYD MEAD BY GORDON S. GRICE The first time I met Syd Mead was over the telephone. As ASAI (then ASAP) president, in 1993, it was my job to hunt down three willing professionals for our annual AIP jury. I don’t remember who suggested that we ask Syd to join the […]


January 31, 2021

Author: Frank Costantino During the week of January 24, 2021, and after some months of delays in preparation and completion of the award, ASAI co-founder Frank Costantino, arranged for the presentation of the Architecture in Perspective 35 Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize to Dennis Allain, here in Massachusetts. This Prize, unique to ASAI is not only […]

Black Lives Matter

July 16, 2020

Opinion submitted by Melissa Weese Events in recent weeks have made me examine where I, as an architect and as a white person, can further expose systemic racism and work to eliminate it. In the context of the ASAI, I could talk about how it’s important to include people of color in our illustrations, and […]

Announcing the winners of the Architecture in Perspective 35 Professional and Student Competitions

May 12, 2020

We are so excited to announce the selected artists for the 35th Architecture in Perspective Professional and Student Competitions. A Different Process It has been a long standing tradition that the adjudication of the professional competition is done in person. We are aware that digital advancements make it possible to carry these proceedings virtually, but […]

(CARES) Act: Relief for Small Businesses and the Self-Employed

April 2, 2020

Dear Colleagues, At our request, Bruce Lehman Esq.,of Lehman Nilon & Associates has analyzed available relief to illustrators and artists under the CARES Act. We are grateful to Mr. Lehman for his quick action and expertise to decipher some dense material and give guidance to visual artists. Mr. Lehman is Pro Bono Advisor to the American Society of Illustrators Partnership (ASIP), […]

Coronavirus: Working Remotely

March 18, 2020

If you are a solo-preneuer some of these tools and processes of running a business are not new to you, but as many companies begin to assist their employees to work remotely due to COVID-19, we thought that a list of useful apps would assist your workflow and communications. This information was provided in the […]

Debunking the Myths of the Architecture in Perspective Competitions

February 25, 2020

Throughout the years I’ve had many questions related to ASAI and the Architecture in Perspective competition. I’ve put together some common questions along with a response and a little history. I hope you find this information helpful and get your submissions ready for the upcoming deadlines of the 35th Architecture in Perspective International Professional and […]

A Perspectivist’s Journal

January 16, 2020

The original article was printed in the 1998 Winter edition of Convergence by Moh’d Bilbeisi I started using a graphic journal during my college years as an architecture student at Oklahoma State University. In the beginning, I noticed that I was able to remember the slides in my history class better if I sketched them […]

Great Talks About Photo Realism

December 4, 2019

The original post by Bogdan Sasu is on the GTAPR website   These past few months were pretty intense. I decided to add a blog to the site and I thought that a first post with a quick summary of what happened would be ideal. Let’s start with the beginning: my name is Bogdan, I’m […]


December 2, 2019

A friend of mine once sent me a postcard of Poussin’s “The Triumph of David” and on the back he wrote “I can’t see David’s Triumph anywhere – he must have parked it behind the picture plane.” Subsequent to this, I imagined David’s Triumph as an older model, a little run-down, with a dent where […]

Conference Recap: Architecture in Perspective 34 Goes To Hollywood

November 8, 2019

For our 34th Annual International Conference, we traveled to Tinseltown! This year’s event, “AIP Goes to Hollywood,” included students, professionals and enthusiasts of architecture and environmental art came from around the world to engage in an open conversation on the relationship between  architectural illustration in 3D environments, architecture, cinema gaming, matte painting, photography and VR/AR. […]


July 18, 2019

This is the first article in a series was originally posted by Frank Costantino on LinkedIn. In the course of my career as an architectural illustrator, populating project perspectives was a necessity for humanizing a new building design in its intended environment. The scale of figures had always been critical for establishing scale of the […]

My Friend Charles Reid

July 17, 2019

This  article was originally posted by Frank Costantino on LinkedIn. Just learned (via my good friend John Haycraft of Sydney) about the passing of Charles Reid, watercolorist extraordinaire. Charles was such an incredible influence on so many painters around the world, that his expansive legacy will live on for decades to come. That will certainly […]

Royalties for Illustrators

July 17, 2019

SIGN UP FOR CLAIMS NOTICES Dear Illustrator, In January 2019, many American illustrators began receiving reprographic royalty checks. Since then more checks have gone out to more artists. These payouts are a part of concerted effort between Artists Rights Society (ARS) and the American Society of Illustrators Partnership (ASIP) to provide American illustrators with a share of […]

Architects and Illustrators

May 15, 2019

As we go through the archives of ASAI, we are running into these precious nuggets of knowledge. We don’t know when this article was written but find it still relevant in today’s industry. Gordon S. Grice, President Emeritus of ASAI, is now the editor of The Right Angle Journal. by Gordon S. Grice OAA, FRAIC […]

Sergei Tchoban, 2020 ASAI President

February 11, 2019

We are very excited to have Sergei Tchoban join the ASAI Board of Directors. His longtime support of ASAI as a member has awarded him many awards in the Architecture in Perspective Professional Competition. Among his other duties on the board, he is actively planning the 2020 Architecture in Perspective Conference in Berlin, Germany. We […]

Are you collecting royalties?

February 6, 2019

Dear ASAI Members and Colleagues, The American Society of Illustrators Partnership (ASIP) and American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI) are inviting all published illustrators to join the Artists Rights Society (ARS) as an illustrator Member. There is NO FEE for this, and as an ARS member illustrator, you can then be assimilated into a global system […]

Architecture in Perspective 33 Professional and Student Competition

February 14, 2018

International Architectural Illustration Competition The American Society of Architectural Illustrators is pleased to invite professional and student illustrators from around the globe to take part in the 33rd annual Architecture in Perspective competition. This international juried competition recognizes the world’s best architectural illustrations with over 10 awards in four categories. Submitted artworks may be created in any medium including […]

CFE: ArchiGraphicArts5

January 29, 2018

  АrchiGraphicArts 5  Russian architectural site and Tchoban Foundation Museum for Architectural Drawing (Berlin) invite architects and artists of architecture to take part in ArchiGraphicArts 5 International Contest of Architectural Hand Drawings. Deadline for Entries: March, 1, 2018 The internet-platform of the competition Hand drawings created without using any computer technology are accepted. […]

Keely Colcleugh 2019 ASAI President

January 26, 2018

The American Society of Architectural Illustrators is pleased to announce that Keely Colcleugh of Kilograph is joining the Board of Directors as 2018 Vice President and the 2019 President. As the 2019 President, she will host the Architecture in Perspective 34 Competition and Conference.   Keely is the Director and Founder of Kilograph, a visual […]

Al Forster, “My Architecture in Perspective Experience”

November 18, 2017

Dear ASAI Membership, My wife and I just returned home to The Sea Ranch from a 5200 mile driving trip over 8 states, the focus of which was the yearly ASAI/AIP Conference, this year AIP 32, held in Houston, Texas.  For those who couldn’t make it this year and didn’t hear my story, I attended […]