Dec 22nd 2020

Architecture Student is Finalist in National Drawing Contest

For 46 years the American Institute of Architects Dallas chapter has hosted the Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition, which celebrates the best of architectural drawings and illustrations from professionals and students across the United States. Of the hundreds of entrants this year, Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture student Yoojin Park (M.ARCH. 2nd Year) is one of the competition finalists.

Park’s entry draws from his work in adjunct faculty member Omar Ali’s Design Communications course, which tasked Park with creating his own zine of illustration and drawings. Because the KRob content only selects single images, Park compiled and presented the zine as an animation flipping through its pages. Within the pages are abstract blue and white images inspired by architectural elements.

“I love to make architectural illustrations of any kind, but most of the images for the zine were drawn by hand onto an iPad. This was my first time mixing analog and digital methods and it was a fun process to learn,” says Park. “I did not expect to do so well since this is quite a big competition, but being selected as a finalist gives me a lot of confidence as a student without an architecture background.”

Park’s animation can be viewed at the KRob website.