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2011 Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition

2011 Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition
Courtesy of AIA Dallas
Courtesy of AIA Dallas

The Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition recognizes architectural visualizations from talented artists all over the world and represents the longest running delineation competition on record.

Ken Roberts was a Louisiana native and an architect who worked for the firm Craycroft-Lacy & Partners during the late 1960′s in Dallas. He then left to join forces with Dick Savage and later with Clutts & Parker to form Iconoplex, Inc in 1973. As his former boss Jack Craycroft recalls, Roberts was “a great designer and even better architect”. In addition, Roberts produced numerous immaculate ink perspective drawings of small residential and commercial projects that testified to an impressive facility for architectural rendering by hand. More information on the competition after the break.

With the departure of his star employee, Craycroft felt a compelling need to show appreciation for skilled delineators. He thus came up with the idea of creating an annual delineation competition and exhibit during his tenure as president of AIA Dallas in 1973. The following year, AIA Dallas President Jim Clutts handed his colleague Ken Roberts the task of organizing the very first delineation event. Not long after the successful inaugural event, Roberts’ chronic kidney problems suddenly ended his life at the age of 34. The AIA Dallas Executive Committee promptly renamed the annual delineation event after its first organizer, who was highly esteemed for the wide breadth of his abilities and admired for his enthusiasm and energy in the face of his declining health. – (article written by Julien Meyrat, AIA)

All entries must be received by Friday, October 28, 2011 5pm CST.

For more information, visit the official website.

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Cite: Alison Furuto. "2011 Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition" 27 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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