"All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost"

—J.R.R. Tolkien

2022 Grand Prize Winner of The AIA Architectural Photography Award

JURY COMMENTS: Judges liked this well-crafted image for its stunning simplicity, elegance and technical excellence. The dramatic lighting and shades of gray were captivating.

Christina Bock

Christina Bock is a Cleveland based portrait and fine art photographer. She had held positions as an Art Consultant, Gallery Assistant and Art Collection Manager.

She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Art History & Political Science from the University of Minnesota, completed the Certificate Program at the Chicago Photography Center and received a Certificate of Artifact Collection Care from the University of Chicago.

Her artwork has been on exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art as well as galleries in Cleveland and Chicago. Her photography has won various awards and is held in a number of private collections around the world.

Inquisitive Wanderers

My husband and I consider ourselves to be inquisitive wanderers. We are ignited by exploring new lands and capturing the unexpected in architectural elements, materials and forms. In 2016 we took a sabbatical while in transition from Chicago to Cleveland. Below is a collection of photographs that were on exhibit titled Prospecttiva. The other collection is from our exploration of Cleveland.


Being in such rich historical places offered us so many fantastic and unique perspectives. We were entranced by the mysteries of the canals and alleyways in Venice, steeped ourselves in the carefree lifestyle of Vicenza, swept up in the romance of the gardens of Verona, impressed by the perfection of Vienna's architecture and fascinated by the history and culture of Bratislava. We have enjoyed transporting ourself back to our time in southern and central Europe while selecting these images. We hope that you can be transported as well. Bon Voyage.

Beau Bock

Beau Bock is an Architect, designer, adjunct professor, and architectural photographer. His studies abroad in Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, and Vicenza ignited his interest in capturing the unexpected in architectural forms, materials, and elements. 

He is a practicing Architect and designer at a firm in Chicago, Illinois, USA. His experience covers a broad range of building types several of which have been published and honored with American Institute of Architects (AIA) awards. He is currently an adjunct professor at Kent University teaching Architectural Design. 

He received his Bachelor’s Degree in design from the University of Florida, studied at the Vicenza Institute of Architecture and received his Master Degree in architecture from Georgia Tech. He presently serves on the design awards committee for AIA Cleveland and spearheaded the new addition of the AIA Photography Competition Awards.