Sketch Series: Draw Architecture with Patrick Cunningham
You’re stuck at home, why not learn to draw from the experts?
The human brain is wired to communicate through pictures. Sketching is a visual language we develop in real-time to invent, test, communicate, and convince. Let’s have some fun and draw together.
Rapid visualization, aka Sketching, is a skill that can be learned and practiced. And it’s a skill that never goes out of style. We’re kicking off a multi-month series on sketching, featuring the best in the biz, across every design field — because every design discipline has a unique way of communicating visually, and we can all learn from each other.
Patrick Cunningham will join us to demonstrate and discuss architectural sketching. Patrick is an Associate Principal in he Boston office of Perkins and Will where he has made significant contributions as an advocate for design excellence and sustainable innovation. Additionally, he has shaped the design community through his teaching as a graduate level design studio instructor and thesis advisor at Northeastern University, Roger Williams University and the Boston Architectural College. You can follow his work on Instagram @making.makes.me
Patrick’s work is characterized by an artful, integrated approach to context, and a consistent advocacy for the principles of sustainability. Patrick characterizes sketching as his best management and communication tool. Throughout a complex architecture program he uses sketching to capture and build bridges between individual ideas, in his words:
Sketching leaves us room to complete each other’s sentences. With intent, it is still ambiguous enough to leave space for serendipity and diversity of thought.”
Patrick will demonstrate how his sketching evolves at various stages of a building project. Join us, follow along with the techniques, or sit back and enjoy the insights and skills of a world-class sketcher.
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What To Expect
11:30amET • We’ll open the event
Sign on early to check your audio and chat with us — we’ll open the webinar or live stream 30 minutes before the presentation begins so everyone can get settled in and ready.
12:00pmET • Presentation begins
We’ll kick things off with news from the Design Museum and share what’s upcoming, then our keynote presenter or moderator will launch into the day’s presentation.
12:45pmET • Questions & Answers
Sometimes our presenters will take questions throughout, but we’ll always leave time towards then end for your questions, submitted via the chat box — and we’ll get to as many as possible.
1:00pmET • LIVE event ends
We’ll send a short survey to get your feedback on the event, and we’ll follow up with any additional info from the presentation — then we hope to see you at the next LIVE event!