Competition / Spring 2017
Engineering Sketches Competition 2017
The winners of the Engineering Sketches Competition 2017 were announced at an exhibition of entries at the Institution of Structural Engineers on Monday 24 April.
The guests were welcomed by the President of the Institution, Ian Firth of COWI UK, who commended all those who had entered and emphasised the importance of drawing in the professional design armoury.
The judges were impressed with the quality and the breadth of entries. There were many different aspects of engineering represented: structural, mechanical, environmental and acoustic. The judges were so impressed with the quality of entry that they decided not to award the main prize but to recognise the collective effort with a number of additional, commended prizes in each category. They also awarded two additional prizes for drawings in new categories: a student prize and a historical representation prize.
The three main categories and prizes were as follows:
Concept Sketch or group of sketches:
an explanation of a design proposal. This is a sketch or combination of sketches which presents a design through engaging technical drawings e.g. multiple drawings on a sheet or sheets containing sections, details that may be drawn bigger than the main sketch.
Acoustically Isolated Box-In-Box with Transfer Truss Construction. Robert Rene Wiesner - WSP
Proposal for an Integrated Services Box. Adrian James – Chapman BDSP
Process Sketch or group of sketches:
showing how the germ of an idea is worked through to produce a conclusive design brief. These sketches may be procedural sequences that tell the story of a proposal. They may include combinations of section, single point perspective, isometric, oblique, exploded diagrams etc.
Lightweight building beside reservoir. Mathai Mathew – Michael Hadi Associates
Flat-Packed Transitional Shelter Assembly Instructions. Elliott Connolly -Whitby Mohajer Engineers
The Conversational Sketch:
showing the immediate informal explanation of an engineering design solution. This can be an initial ‘napkin’ concept sketch or, at the other end of the process, site notebook sketches.
National College of Digital Skills, Tottenham Hale. Jan Tomsu – Heyne Tillett Steel
Pile Testing. Theo Mourtis - Robert Bird Group
Prize for the best sketch of an existing engineering work:
Eva Khoo, Furness Partnership for her representation and analysis of the Colosseum in Rome.
Prize for the best student entry:
Interactive Flower Installation. David Leonard - Imperial College London
Competition Judges for Engineering Sketches 2017 were:
Trevor Flynn, Drawing at Work
Yanchee Lau, Eckersley O’Callaghan
Andrew Scoones, ngenuity Ltd
Mark Whitby, The Engineering Club
It was also announced that there would be a new category of prize for drawings done on a computer tablet for next year’s competition.
The exhibition of entries and winners runs at the IStrucE until 26 May 2017