Architizer’s Vision Awards is now accepting entries, with an Early Entry Deadline on May 5th, 2023. In response to the overwhelming popularity of our One Rendering, One Drawing and One Photo Challenges, we developed this 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 three different awards categories for the Best Architectural Visualization (Photorealistic, Artistic, and AI-Generated), 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 Architectural Visualizer of the Year. (You can read more about the Vision Awards categories here.)
While the Vision Awards’ jury comprises influential figures in the fields of architecture, design, technology, film and beyond, this article highlights some of the visualization 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 visualization today.
Founder and CEO of Kilograph
Keely is the founder of Kilograph and Kilograph SL. She is a designer with more than 20 years experience in the fields of architectural design, visual effects, brand design and exhibition design. Keely is member of the executive committee at the A+D museum, past president of the ASAI and serves on the juries of Architizer and the Architecture Master Prize awards annually.
Co-Founder of The Craft; Founder & Editor of Ronen Bekerman Architectural Visualization Blog
Heading The Craft and founder of Polytown Media, Ronen Bekerman is a leading figure in the architectural visualization industry with over 20 years of experience. Specializing in creating high-fidelity still images, animations, and VR experiences for clients globally, Ronen has made significant contributions to the field.
As the founder of the widely recognized ArchVIZ blog at ronenbekerman.com, he has cultivated a dynamic community where professionals can share, learn, and engage in architectural visualization challenges. Prior to dedicating himself to visualization, Ronen served in the Israeli Navy, worked as a 3D design specialist at Chyutin Architects, and pursued architecture studies at Tel Aviv University.
Director of Visualization at SHoP Architects
Mengyi is currently the Director of Visualization at SHoP Architects. She has worked in multiple roles of expertise in the architectural field with a focus on the New York metropolitan area, ranging from lighting design for major infrastructural projects to creating exhibitions that utilize social media as a design tool.
For the last 11 years at SHoP Architects, Mengyi has played a role in almost every project at the firm, using visualization and emerging technology as design tools to realize SHoP’s architectural vision. Notable projects include Barclays Center and 111 W 57th Street in New York, Uber’s new headquarters in San Francisco, and Detroit Hudson’s downtown revival.
She is also a co-organizer of 3DNY, working together with architecture, visualization and VFX studios to promote diversity and facilitate conversations among different fields.
3D Artist at Binyan Studio
Duy is an artist based in Melbourne, Australia. Born and raised from the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam, Duy brings a unique perspective to his work, which focuses on capturing the essence of unbuilt architecture through portraiture.
Duy’s dedication to his craft is evident in his experimentation with different techniques and styles, as he strives to keep up with the industry’s top performers. Duy’s hard work has garnered him numerous prestigious industry awards and accolades. He is also passionate about sharing his wealth of knowledge and expertise, serving on critique panels at the University of Melbourne and delivering insightful guest lectures at RMIT University.
During the week, Duy works as an illustrator at ERA-co, where he uses his expertise to bring new and exciting ideas to life. When he’s not hard at work, Duy enjoys exploring the beautiful parks and gardens of Victoria, as well as maintaining a healthy work-life balance to fuel his creativity.
Co-Founder of VirginLemon
Carlotta is the Co-founder and CEO of Virginlemon, a visual communication studio specializing in architecture, winner of the Architizer’s inaugaral One Rendering Challenge. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Politecnico di Milano in Italy. In 2013, she moved to Paris to begin her career and worked for several design firms as concept developer and 3D artist. Since then she collaborates daily with architects, developers and artists worldwide to create expressive images and animations, and joined global CGI events as a speaker on the topic of narrative in architectural visualization.
Founder of Archi Hacks and Co-Founder of Arch Hive
Bennett is the co-founder of Archi Hacks and Arch Hive, two organizations dedicated to reinventing the early stages of architectural career paths. Through these platforms, he provides a means for architects and designers to showcase their work and discover new opportunities. Bennett’s past experience includes employment at offices such as BIG, OMA, and 3XN, where he was involved in numerous conceptual and built works around the globe.
The One Rendering Challenge is now part of the Architizer Vision Awards, honoring the best architectural photography, film, visualizations, drawings, models and the talented creators behind them. Start your entry >