ASC Student a Finalist in the KRob Memorial Achitectural Delineation Exhibition

Heather Yaple drawingAlfred State College student Heather Yaple, Stittville, an architectural technology major, has had one of her Independent Study drawings named as a finalist in the KRob Memorial Architectural Delineation Exhibition.

For over three decades, The KRob (Ken Roberts) Memorial Delineation Competition has celebrated the best in delineation in architecture (architectural drawing). Open to architecture students, professionals, and architectural illustrators working in all countries, KRob accepts both hand and digital delineation and is the longest-running architectural delineation competition currently in operation.

The competition was organized in 1973 by Ken Roberts, a talented Dallas architect who passed away the following year at age 34. The Dallas AIA chapter renamed the annual competition in his honor, and that tradition continues.

From the competition organizers: "This year's competition has been the most successful in the long history of the KRob.  We received 320 entries this year coming from all parts of the United States as well as from numerous countries around the world. The jurors-Christopher Genik, Orhan Ayyuce, and Mike Wells-were all extremely impressed by the submissions with their sophisticated level of depth and richness.  There were 50 finalists whose works were presented at the auditorium of the Magnolia Theatre in Dallas. The jurors spoke at length about each of the winning entries and how they stimulated a broader discussion about architectural delineation in a changing technological and professional landscape."

To view Yaple's submission and others, visit the KRob Web site at:

The competition is open to individuals currently attending high school or pursuing a degree in architecture or design in the United States.

All entries needed to be of an architectural nature, and authored by one individual. Entries could be elevations, sections, or perspectives, and could be conceptual or final renderings; exploration and innovation in unique techniques were encouraged. While there was no limit to the number of entries a contestant could submit, submissions awarded in past Ken Roberts competitions were not eligible.

The Best of Show medallion and $500 are awarded to the best student or professional entry that clearly stands out from the other submissions through a combination of superior articulation, approach, technique, or media use.

The Wiley Award for Excellence in Hand Delineation, sponsored by James E. Wiley, awards a medallion and $400 to the best student and professional entries that embody and celebrate the art of architecture as a tool for communication through hand delineations, sketches, and renderings.

The LAGUARDA.LOW Prize for Excellence in Digital/Hybrid Media, sponsored by LAGUARDA.LOW, awards a medallion and $400 to the best student and professional entries that demonstrate excellence through an innovative use of media. Submissions may be digital or hybrid mixed media with preference given to those who push the envelope of architectural representation.

Jurors' Citation-$100 is awarded by each of the jurors, allowing the jurors to independently select any student or professional piece that they personally wish to see recognized.

The International Prize for Excellence in Architectural Delineation-First prize is $400. Open to all student and professional entrants outside the United States. All international submissions must be electronic.


Christopher Genik, AIA, principal, Daly Genik Architects.  Genik earned his undergraduate degree in architecture from the Carleton University in 1983 and his Master of Architecture degree from Rice University in 1985 and is a founding principal of Daly Genik Architects. He is the director of the Undergraduate Program at Southern California Institute of Architecture. Genik coordinates the on-going exhibits program at SCI-Arc's gallery.

Orhan Ayyuce, architect, Los Angeles, is a graduate of Southern California Institute of Architecture, Bachelor of Architecture, 1981.  His architecture firm specializes in residential, commercial projects, and consulting. He serves as a senior editor and architecture critic at, based in Los Angeles, and a regular editorial contributor to, based in Istanbul. He is a member of Modern Architecture Protection Agency, which is responsible for saving the Grosse Pointe, MI, Central Library by Marcel Breuer from demolition in 2007. He frequently serves as a guest lecturer and commentator since 1980s in art and architecture schools.

Mike Wells, principal-in-charge, Early Childhood Studio, t.howard + associates. He has completed childcare facilities for federal, state, corporate, and university clients. Wells is a member of the American Institute of Architects, serving the Dallas Chapter of the AIA as President (1998) and Community Services Commissioner. Since 1992, he has served the State of Texas on the Advisory Committee to the Work/Family Clearinghouse of the Texas Workforce Commission. He has served as guest faculty for the Harvard Graduate School of Design Child Care Design Institute and is a board member of the Children's Environmental Health Institute.