I first found my passion for architectural illustration and architectural representation long before I began my BArch Part 1 at the University of Nottingham in 2013. That was when I stumbled upon the delicate drawings of Frank Lloyd Wright, the sublime imaginations of Piranesi’s etchings and the technical prowess of Lebbeus Woods’ creations; those works were what initially pushed me to what I draw today.
As my architectural career progressed, I found that graphite pencil was the tool through which I could truly express my architectural dreams. Sometimes, digital composition helped to pursue a particular thought in a series of drawings.
I am interested in the narrative side of architecture; the stories which inspire and which are communicated through the drawing. In my works, I attempt to convey the atmospheres, the tactility and materiality of the space, and I try to evoke the viewer’s emotions and senses.
I have been lucky to pursue this passion for architectural drawing throughout my MArch Part 2 at the Bartlett School of Architecture and even today at Purcell, where I am currently working as a Part 2 Architectural Assistant.
Throughout the years, I have been striving to develop my own architectural imaginations, which I’ve so far called ‘Drawing (Spatial) Fictions’. The drawings encompass my works done during academia, but also projects which I’ve pursued myself in my spare time, along with projects which I’ve done at a professional level.
I have been lucky enough for my drawings to have been awarded the Fitzroy Robinson Drawing Prize by the Bartlett School of Architecture (2020), the Overall Winner of the Architectural Drawing Prize by Make Architects & the World Architecture Festival (2020), 1st Place Winner of the Drawing of the Year Competition by the Aarhus School of Architecture (2020), Highly Commendation Runner-Up for the J&V Ball Drawing Competition by the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects (2020), and the Juror Citation Winner for the Ken Roberts Memorial Competition (2022).
Also, I’ve had the opportunity of being part of several exhibitions and publications. Exhibitions include; a83’s ‘Architecture Drawings: Not for Construction’ in Soho, New York (2021), the Architectural Drawing Prize Exhibition at the Sir John Soane Museum (2022), and most recently at the Roca Gallery in London with ‘Vanishing Points’ (Ongoing).
Publications include; Cover & piece in the Journal of Architectural Education #75:2 (US 2021), Log #52 (US 2021), DERIVAS Vol.3 (2022), Drawing Attention (2023).
During my post-masters years before Purcell, I’ve had the great chance of being a guest speaker and guest critic for various institutions such as the Architectural Association, the Bartlett School of Architecture, Istanbul Kent University, Ravensbourne University London, University of Nottingham, and the Pratt Institute in New York. Also, I was the Invited Judge for Aarhus School of Architecture’s Drawing of the Year Competition in 2021.
- 2d plans & elevations
- Pencil, pastel, graphite
- Digital 3D