The Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition (KRob) has celebrated the best in architectural delineation for 42 years.  KRob honors hand and digital delineation by professionals and students throughout the world, averaging more than 400 entries from 25 countries in recent years.  It is currently the most senior architectural drawing competition anywhere in the world.  Join AIA Dallas on November 10th at the Dallas Museum of Art for the opportunity to view the finalist and to celebrate the announcement of the winners selected by the renowned panel of jurors, Dwayne Oyler, Gabriel Esquivel and Gil Gorski.

2016 Jurors

Dwayne Oyler

Dwayne Oyler received his Bachelor of Architecture from Kansas State University and Master of Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He was awarded the Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill Traveling Fellowship in 1996.  Prior to establishing Oyler Wu Collaborative, Dwayne worked for Toshiko Mori Architects and collaborated with Lebbeus Woods on numerous projects including Nine Boxes, Terrain, and Siteline Vienna. Dwayne has taught architecture studios at Syracuse University, The Research Institute for Experimental Architecture, and the Thesis Design Studio program at Cooper Union for the Advancement for Arts and Sciences in New York City. Dwayne currently teaches architecture design studios at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI_Arc) and is also a visiting professor at Columbia GSAPP in New York.  Dwayne Oyler and Jenny Wu of Oyler Wu Collaborative were honored by Harvard’s Architectural League with an Emerging Voices Award.

Gabriel Esquivel

Gabriel Esquivel is an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture at Texas A&M University.  He previously taught at The Ohio State University Department of Design and School of Architecture. Gabriel Esquivel was born and educated as an architect in Mexico City with a degree from the National University and a Master’s Degree in Architecture from The Ohio State University.

Mr. Esquivel has been interested in the implementation of new digital technology within a new practice of design. His focus of attention has always been surfaces and their different possibilities from per formative to affective. The introduction of surface modeling techniques, digital and analog, as well as understanding the importance of rapid prototyping and fabrication using CNC milling process and others.  His research oscillates between fabrication techniques, and parametric investigations directly linked to the fabricated pieces; the theoretical background behind these fabricated objects mainly focusing on automation and sensation.

Gil Gorski

When University of Notre Dame Architecture Professor Gil Gorski was a young boy, his father used to bring home colored pencils from the museum where he worked. Though the pencils were worn down, they were the “perfect size for little hands,” and Gorski developed a life-long interest in art. Today, as the James A. and Louise F. Nolen Assistant Professor of Architecture, Gorski indulges his passion for art by teaching architecture students how to combine traditional illustration techniques with digital techniques to produce compelling architectural designs.

“Most architects create images to facilitate the prediction of what a building will look like; the renderings are somewhat like ‘instructions’ for other people who are building it,” Gorski says. “You may develop conceptually an object or an idea with traditional techniques, and then move into the digital realm to flesh it out, create more detail. There are times when you may jump back to the traditional technique to continue with perfecting the idea. By recognizing the strengths of both traditional and digital techniques, architects are better served by tools with which they can create.”


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