Thursday, Feb 8 at 6PM at UCSB – Carlos Diniz Studio

I am very honored to have been selected by UCSB to give a presentation on the years I spent working with my step-father, Carlos Diniz, in his studio.

Carlos was one of the great architectural illustrators to emerge in the mid Twentieth Century. His work is a catalogue of prominent architecture of the period, and includes commissions from SOM, HOK, Gruen, Welton Beckett, Minoro Yamasaki, Cesar Pelli, I M Pei, Frank Gehry and virtually every major architect and architecture firm of the period on projects that spanned the globe.

As a life-long student of art and illustration, with the added perspective of being his step-son and recipient of his personal mentoring, this event is a rare delight to share some of the true hidden gems of the archive and expand appreciation of this masterful work.

In the lecture, I will also be discussing some of the distinctive techniques and processes used to create the works and some of the memories I have of Carlos and my experience of working in this vital and exciting time for architectural illustration.

In 2015, my family chose the UCSB Museum of Art, Architecture and Design as the recipient of a large portion of the Carlos Diniz archive. It is a vast treasure trove of significant 20th Century building and talented design, drawn and painted with sublime expertise.

There is so much incredible work in the 45 year span of Carlos Diniz Associates.  I am sure it will provide delight and inspiration for generations to come.  In this lecture, I hope to bring insight to those familiar with the works as well as open new thoughts about architectural presentation to the emerging generation of student architects.

The lecture is at the UCSB Art Design & Architecture Museum on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 6:00PM with a brief reception prior at 5:15PM.  If you are convenient to the area, I invite you to join me to celebrate the man and his work.


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For our Moving Announcement, we thought we would poke a little fun at Grant Wood’s iconic American Gothic painting.  We like to keep a sense of humor about what we do and our place in the Building Community.  In the 20+ years that we have been in business, we have often been compared to computer rendering houses, so we thought we would poke a little fun at that, too.

The truth is that no media is blanketly good for everything and sometimes (at least in our view) you need an artist to put the extra communication in there.  When you are up against a stiff City Council, an artist’s take on it can become the bridge between professional and layman.  A hand done rendering can also be the ticket to standing out in the crowd in a competition or quelling the worries of a community group.

Fine Art is relatable.  Yes, it’s not as definitive and realistic as a CGI, but it is something we are comfortable living with and sometimes it can be just the connection you need.

We hope you enjoy the art and we certainly look forward to helping you on your next project.

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Happy Holidays 2016

Thank you to our clients, associates, admirers and friends for making 2016 a stellar year. We wish you all good health, prosperity and success and look forward to collaborating and creating with you in 2017.
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