For professional architects, designers, illustrators and students alike, this book demonstrates freehand drawing techniques that are easy to learn and clearly demonstrates how drawing (or “visual thinking”) is such a powerful tool in our approach to design.
As architects and designers, drawing is the best and quickest means of communicating our thoughts and ideas to others including ourselves. It is my hope that this book will inspire others to continue to practice the art of drawing in all of its forms. I have always taught my students and interns that there are three steps in becoming proficient in drawing and design....Imitation, Inspiration and finally Innovation. Trace copy or steal these sketches until you develop your own style. Enjoy the magic of drawing and have fun!
Edward A. Vance, AIA, is an architect and the founder of EV&A Architects, a specialty design firm located in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Edward A. Vance, AIA, is founder and design principal of EV&A Architects, a specialty design firm serving the hospitality, commercial and health care industries. For 28 years Mr. Vance has served his clients, his community and the profession of architecture. Design excellence has characterized Mr. Vance’s distinguished career. His work has led to numerous design awards and significant commissions with major hospitality, commercial and health care clients. Active in his community, Mr. Vance is a past professor at UNLV’s College of Architecture; serves on the board of trustees for the Lied Children’s Museum, the executive board of Boy Scouts of America, is a member of NAIOP and the Nevada Development Authority, and is the past Nevada State coordinator for NCARB’s Intern Development program. Mr. Vance is a registered Architect in 14 states and is NCARB certified. He earned his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from North Dakota State University.
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