The inaugural Scenographia event took place in November of 2018 with the intent to celebrate the living art of architecture and draw public awareness to the importance of traditional hand drawing and drafting in an increasingly digital world. After the success of the event, Sarah Arancio, Matt McNicholas, and Adrian Taylor co-founded the Scenographia organization to promote the continued practice of hand drawing. Scenographia became a non-profit organization in 2019.