Architectural illustration company Stantiall’s Studio has bagged a top award from the American Society of Architectural of Illustrators for its architectural rendering of the Silo Park Development, Wynyard Quarter on Auckland’s Waterfront.

From a field of 400 international entries, principal illustrator at Stantiall’s Studio Ian Stantiall’s award winning image takes out a prestigious accolade, a cash prize, and inclusion in a national US travelling exhibition with the ensuing publications.

The only Kiwi studio to enter the pre-eminent ‘Architects in Perspective competition or ‘AIP 32’ (as its the 32nd year of the competition) Stantiall’s entry is one in a series of illustrations completed and commissioned by the Auckland City Council in collaboration with the project’s architects, Taylor Cullity Lethlean and Wraight + Associates.

These renders were considered an essential tool for interpreting the design, communicating the vision and intent of this project for public consultation and funding.
Ian Stantiall‘s use of traditional watercolour, pen and line skills honed over 30 years as an architect and illustrator, are fused with state-of-the-art computer techniques creating an original hand drawn quality to his renders.

This unique style is valued by the design and construction sectors who are seeking a point of difference from the ubiquitous photorealistic renders produced off modeling programs these days.

The AIP 32 awards are the highest honours bestowed in this profession so Stantiall and his team hope to attend the award ceremony, exhibition and conference in Houston, Texas later this year.

The American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI) aims to foster communication among architectural illustrators, help raise the standards of architectural interpretation internationally as well as acquaint the public with the importance of this work.