Fall 2014

An intensive studio format course (individual studio workspace will be assigned) that provides students with an introduction to methods used in the documentation of cultural resources, with particular emphasis on standards + guidelines established by the National Park Service’s Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS)/

As a project team, students are assigned an historic site to document by means of architectural field survey, notes, measurements + sketches, photography, archival research, and in some cases Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Final measured drawings (site plans, floor plans, exterior + interior elevations, section, details) will be produced to HABS standards manually and/or digitally (AutoCad). (prior CAD knowledge is not required)

Students collaborate to develop these materials into a complete HABS documentat set, and may submit this set for competition in the Charles E. Peterson Prize.

Each student will individually create a professional quality portfolio of his or her own work, to be produced in hard copy and in digital form.


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