If you have not seen this video by Alex Roman and you're a student of architecture, watch it now. A buddy of mine in grad school showed me this video in the thick of thesis. The video has become a huge source of inspiration and has influenced most, if not all of my illustrations since I first saw it. It has also been a great way to pick my spirits up from the stress of architecture and keep the motivation alive haha.
One other thing, this is all CG. Everything (modeling, textures, lighting, rendering) was done by Roman. Even the music was composed by him. Amazing.
Alex Roman's "The Third & The Seventh" Website