UrbanArchitect

Architect by training, Artist by passion.

Washington, D.C.

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Note from shop owner Welcome, and thanks for stopping by! My name is Clay, and I’m an architect who loves to draw. Contrary to popular belief, most days I don’t produce the kind of images I’ve posted in this shop. So I’m thrilled to share with all of you!

Currently, I am taking some time away for vacation and unfortunately unable to receive any orders. Please do check back in the near future once I’m back up and running. If by chance you have a time sensitive request, you can always email me. Thanks!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Sep 14, 2022

Welcome, and thanks for stopping by! My name is Clay, and I’m an architect who loves to draw. Contrary to popular belief, most days I don’t produce the kind of images I’ve posted in this shop. So I’m thrilled to share with all of you!

Currently, I am taking some time away for vacation and unfortunately unable to receive any orders. Please do check back in the near future once I’m back up and running. If by chance you have a time sensitive request, you can always email me. Thanks!

Clay Jackson

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  • Suzanne on Mar 20, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely love my custom drawing from Urban Architect! Clay did an outstanding job capturing our home! Love the detail! Especially adding our puppy to the side of the house where he hangs out!

  • Peggy on Mar 1, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    Words cannot describe our joy in receiving the gorgeous custom pencil drawing for this home. The detail in the drawing along with the touches of color brought the home to life. We ordered this drawing as a closing gift for a special client of ours. Can't wait to deliver it to him! I would highly recommend anyone who is looking for this type of drawing to have Clay prepare one for you. His work is exemplary! Thanks again Clay for your professionalism and dedication to the customer experience!

  • daniellaeinik on Dec 15, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Working with Clay was great! He did an amazing job capturing the likeness off a picture and then was super flexible with some additions/corrections. Can’t wait to put the piece up in our house.

  • Marguerite on Dec 11, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    UrbanArchitect was able to create a beautiful custom sketch and it was exactly what we were looking for! He did a fantastic job of asking for details to make the drawing more personal, and his processing and shipping times were very quick. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a wedding or housewarming (or for any occasion really) you’ve found it! Thanks, Clay!!

  • Robert on Nov 20, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    I asked Clay to do a sketch of my childhood home at Christmas using a photograph from 1992 as a guide, and it couldn't be closer to perfect. Working with him was wonderful. He responded quickly to my original order request and other questions, and sent update photos through the process so I could have input and make sure everything was exactly right. I had planned on getting 2 sketches, one each for my brother and sister, but in the end I decided I needed one for myself too! After all that, I asked if he could do a similar drawing of another house (based solely on Google Maps because I didn't have an original photo) and that one turned out just as beautifully. I put them in simple 8x10 frames, and I can't wait to see my family's reactions when they see these wonderful personalized gifts!

  • Jack on Jul 22, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    They did an awesome job on my floorplan. I framed it and it looks great on my wall.

  • J on Jul 21, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    It was an absolute pleasure working with Clay and we love the custom piece that he did of our old home. He was responsive, detail-oriented, and focused on making sure that the end result was exactly what we wanted. Highly recommend working with him if you are looking for any custom keepsake!

  • Valerie on Aug 5, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    This print came out exactly how I was hoping it would! Clay was so easy to work with and so thorough in his communication, sending pictures throughout and making sure I was satisfied with the outcome. Can’t wait to order more!

  • Jim on Jun 16, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    Looks great, shipped fast, and in perfect condition.

  • meochs on May 13, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    I love the print and will definitely be ordering more from this vendor. Clay was extremely responsive to questions and very gracious. It was probably the fastest turn around time i’ve ever seen from an Etsy vendor. I ordered the print of the Lincoln memorial for Father’s Day and loved it so much that I will be ordering some of the colored pencil row house prints for my Mother’s birthday. Highly recommended.

About UrbanArchitect

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Architect by training, Artist by passion.

My name is Clay, and I’m an architect who loves to draw. Contrary to popular belief, most days I don’t produce the kind of images I’ve posted in this shop. So I’m thrilled to be sharing with all of you!

I primarily draw places where I’ve been. I’m currently living in Washington, DC, and many of these illustrations are from neighborhoods around the city. From the historical landmarks and memorials to the local residential streets, I enjoy capturing the essence of street life in an urban environment.

If by chance you’re looking for something custom, I’d be happy to receive requests. I’ve done a number of personalized pieces that are great for gifts or keepsakes of your own. Each request will be reviewed on a case by case basis, depending on the timeframe and level of detail. Feel free to shoot me a message if you’re interested!

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Frequently asked questions

Sizing details

All items in the shop are standard sizes that fit most picture frames. Some pieces come in multiple sizes and are noted for each listing.

I see frames in some of the pictures. Are the frames included in my order?

Unfortunately frames are not included. These sample images are simply to show how great they look on the wall, as well as in a picture collage if desired. All prints come in standard sizes and will fit most any frame you choose to purchase separately.

How are these packaged for shipping?

Each print will be inserted into a clear, protective sleeve along with a chipboard backing to help keep it from bending.

Can you do a custom piece for me?

If by chance you’re looking for something custom, I’d be happy to receive requests. I’ve done a number of personalized pieces that are great for gifts or keepsakes of your own.

Each request will be reviewed on a case by case basis, depending on the timeframe and level of detail. Since this would also be a one of a kind piece, you will receive the original drawing on vellum paper rather than the typical prints listed on here. Prices will vary, though generally will start at $60.

Feel free to shoot me a message if you’re interested!