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AIA Dallas KRob Architectural Delineation Competition
November 2017, Dallas, TX, United States
Jury Citation Recipient








"That was a really fantastic drawing"




The Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition (KRob) has celebrated the best in architectural delineation for 44 years. A Dallas classic that has received international recognition, KRob honors hand and digital delineation by professionals and students throughout the world. The Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition is the most senior architectural drawing competition currently in operation anywhere in the world. (Text KRob︎)


This was a drawing that I would think about later in the day and say ‘That was a really fantastic drawing.’ What I want to congratulate this artist about is that they took the digital media and really made it their own, and we talked about this, about creating a signature in terms of how you produce work, and that is as important as anything that you do as a designer. So even though it’s a digital drawing, it has a kind of sensitivity to it that has incredible detail, there is an explanation of section and these incredible machines so it’s one that you go back and forth into. Then it recalls Sant'Elia’s and the Italian rationalist paintings that he would do for that competition for the train station in Milan, so I was immediately drawn to it        Steven Quevedo

Jimenez Lai works in the world of art, culture, and education. Before founding Bureau Spectacular, Lai worked for various international offices, including MOS and OMA. Lai is widely exhibited and published around the world, including the MoMA-collected White Elephant. His first book, Citizens of No Place, was published by Princeton Architectural Press with a grant from the Graham Foundation. He has won various awards, including the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects and Debut Award at the Lisbon Triennale, and the 2017 Designer of the Future Award at Art Basel / Design Miami. Alongside MoMA, Lai's work has been collected by SFMOMA, Art Institute of Chicago, and LACMA. (Text Bureau Spectacular︎)

Steven Quevedo is an Associate Professor of Architecture at UTA. Currently, his research involves the construction of conceptual drawings using hand drawings and digital hybrid methods. In 1992, he was one of the founding members of Firm X, Richard B. Ferrier Architecture, Hampton Quevedo King, a small collaborative focusing on institutional, residential, public service and design competitions. Firm X received recognition in several un-built design awards from the Dallas AIA 1992, 1993, and 1995. His drawings have also received several awards in the Ken Roberts Delineation Competition. (Text UT Arlington︎)

Petra Kempf is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Architecture from the University of Applied Science in Darmstadt, Germany (1996), a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia GSAPP (1997) and a Doctorate in Architecture and Urban Design from the Technical University in Karlsruhe, Germany (2008). Previously Petra Kempf has worked for the Department of City Planning, the Project for Public Space and Richard Meier and Partners. Apart from her involvement in the public and private sector, she has taught at several universities including Cornell University, Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design and the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany. (Text Columbia GSAPP︎)













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