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.