Shimahara Illustration produces high-performance architectural illustration. Established in 1999, the company’s client list claims eight of the top ten largest architecture/engineering firms in North America.
Our tenacity for excellence gives shape to everything we do as artists, but it is our ability to understand and respond to our clients that truly distinguishes us from our competition. We know that excellence in this business means cherishing the people we work with – and performing accordingly.
Company services include digital and traditional media renderings, digital animations, multimedia, and internet solutions.
Shimahara Illustration: illustrating excellence
AC Martin Partners
Clive Wilkinson Architects
Frederick Fisher and Partners
Harley Ellis Devereaux
Hodgetts + Fung
Killefer Flammang Architects
Landry Design Group
Lee Burkhart Liu
Leo A. Daly
Marshall Agriam Studio
Richard Meier & Partners Architects LLP
Rios Clementi Hale Studios
Shigeru Ban Architects
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Steven Ehrlich Architects
Thomas Properties Group, Inc.
Walt Disney Imagineering
The fifth annual Unfrozen Music concert, performed by a diverse collection of LA architects, takes place on
The MLK Auditorium stage at the Santa Monica Main Library
Saturday, October 26th, 2013,
Sam Lubell, California Editor, The Architect’s Newspaper, will once again preside over the free event which plays with the relationship between the design of architecture and the composition of music.
Sam is pleased to be a part of the event who states, “Architects work within a fascinating paradox of rigorous precision and free-flowing creativity. I always love seeing this duality played out on stage, and I never cease to be amazed by designers’ wealth of talent.”
The annual concert series, created by Craig Shimahara of Shimahara Illustration, is named Unfrozen Music in reference to a quote from nineteenth century German theorist, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who stated, “I consider architecture frozen music.”
“Architects are passionate people, and that passion often pours out through multiple channels of expression.” said Craig. “After listening to an architect play a violin solo, it’s fun to imagine what kind of buildings he or she might design.”
The two hour concert will feature an eclectic program ranging from classical piano, chamber music, and jazz.
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