About Me

Contact | email: stbower@comcast.net or stephaniebower.workshops@gmail.com | 206.284.5111

Website | www.stephaniebower.com

Instagram | @stephanieabower

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Welcome! I’m Stephanie Bower, based in beautiful Seattle, WA. I have a background as an architect and work primarily as an architectural illustrator, but for over 25 years, I’ve had a parallel career teaching architectural drawing and sketching both in University and more recently, in workshops around the world. I’ve authored 3 books on sketching!

As an Architectural Illustrator, I provide watercolor renderings, pencil sketches, and concept design drawings to many offices in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Clients include Olson Kundig Architects, ZGF, MITHUN, Jones & Jones, Perkins Will and more.

I taught architectural sketching in New York City at Parsons School of Design for 10 years, then at the University of Washington and Cornish College of the Arts here in Seattle. I love drawing and am passionate about passing on hand drawing and painting skills. I now teach workshops offered both locally and internationally, a true dream come true that combines my love of architecture, teaching, and travel. I’m honored to be a blog correspondent for Urban Sketchers and to have taught at symposiums in Brazil, Singapore, Manchester UK, Chicago USA, Taiwan, Amsterdam NL, and Basel, Switzerland in September 2022.

  • Awards
    2020 KRob international architectural delineation competition sponsored by the Dallas AIA | Finalist for Best Professional Travel Sketch
  • 2014 Civita Institute/NIAUSI Astra Zarina Fellowship | 2 months in Civita di Bagnoregio ITALY | to create an illustrated architectural walking guide
  • 2013 Gabriel Prize | Awarded to one architect in the United States for 3 months in France | to study the use of Perspective in Le Notre’s designs of the gardens at Vaux le Vicomte and Versailles
  • 20132012 KRob International Architectural Delineation Competition, Kevin Sloan Award for Best Travel Sketch
  • Signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society.
  • University Teaching
  • Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle WA | Interior and Visual Communications
  • University of Washington, Seattle WA | Architecture program
  • Parsons School of Design, New York NY | Design | Environmental Design, Interior, and Architecture Programs | 10 years
  • Education
  • Licensed Architect New York State (not active)
  • Master of Science, Interior Design | Pratt Institute, Brooklyn
  • Bachelor of Architecture | University of Texas at Austin | Valedictorian | Henry Adams Medal