Digital Classicism at Westview Cemetery
Hosted by the Southeast Chapter
In conjunction with the Friends of the Historic Westview Cemetery and the Atlanta Preservation Center, we will explore the incredible Spanish Revival Abbey (c.1943) as well as several late 19th and early 20th-century monuments in the historic Westview Cemetery. Our investigations will provide the opportunity for sketching the interior of the abbey, as well as an introduction to elements of digital documentation through demonstrations of photogrammetry and 3D scanning. To actively participate, participants should bring their sketchbook and drawing instruments, as well as a camera (even a smartphone will work). Participants should be prepared to walk through some uneven terrain; however, there were also be fully accessible options as well.
The digital documentation, 3D scanning, and processing demonstrations will be led by Danielle Wilkins, PhD Assistant Professor in Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Architecture.
Danielle Willkens, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Architecture. She is an architectural designer and historian, with particular interests in the use of digital tools for heritage documentation, visualization, and historic preservation workflows. She is a member of the Education Committee of the ICAA�s Southeast Chapter.
This event is hosted by an ICAA Chapter. Please check the Chapter website, or contact the Chapter directly, for the most up-to-date details including dates, times, and pricing.
What You Will Learn
At the end of the course participants will be able to:
- Decipher the essential vocabulary associated with digital documentation and file processing for studying the built environment.
- Identify projects where digital documentation techniques will be valuable and make judgements about which particular methods will be the most advantageous due to site conditions.
- Enact a documentation workflow that melds analog and digital methods for capturing and recording information about the built environment.
- Process the captured digital files within local and cloud-based software applications.