Hosted by the ICAA Florida Chapter | 5 credits towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture (Measured Drawing) | 5 AIA CES Learning Units|Elective
The Study of Precedents – Measured DrawingsThe course is structured to give the participants an opportunity to learn how to document an existing building using the HABS (Historic American Buildings Survey) standards for recording historic structures, as a team. To do so the building subject will be understood as a cohesive collection of architectural details within larger comprehensive building drawings. Building subjects are selected for their architectural beauty and richness, with an emphasis on composition, material, and method of construction.
Each participant will select an architectural subject at the Biltmore Hotel, in which they will produce a “field note,” a large proportional sketch, composed on a 17x22 sheet of graph paper. They will be encouraged to carefully consider the field information they would need if they were to proceed with drafting the subject back at their studio. While the content of each drawing may vary, they will be encouraged to develop a sheet layout where they can combine drawing views and scales so as to capture a comprehensive understanding of their subjects. They will also consider what dimensions are practically attainable while on site, lay out their dimension strings, and help each other to record the field dimensions.
Virtual Introductory Session: Friday, September, 15, 2023 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT, via ZoomClass: Saturday, September 16, 2023 - 1:00pm - 6:00pm EDT, in situ at the Biltmore Hotel
Participants are invited to stay for an informal “after-class social hour” at the Biltmore
Special thanks to Caoba Doors, our ICAA FL Education Sponsor for Core Curriculum credits towards the Certificate of Classical Architecture
With appreciation and gratitude to our Patron’s Circle SponsorsAlonso & Associates, Inc. | Cove Construction Group | Flower Construction
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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.
Instructional Delivery Method: Live In-Person Learning Program
Program Level: Introductory
Prerequisites: None required
AIA CES Program Approval Expiration Date: September 6, 2023
Provider Number: G193
Provider Statement: The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number G193. All registered AIA CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider or this learning program may be sent to AIA CES ([email protected] or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).
This learning program is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.
AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
A native of Miami, Ricardo Lopez earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Architecture and Urbanism from the University of Miami’s School of Architecture. Since 2004, he has served as a member of the faculty teaching drawing, design, and historic preservation courses both locally and abroad in Japan, Italy and Greece. Lopez has developed the school’s Documentation of Historic Architecture course by integrating new technology to traditional methodologies leading to multiple Peterson Prize winning documentations, which are archived in the HABS Collection at the Library of Congress. Prior to his recent appointment as Principal at RJ Heisenbottle Architects, he and his wife, Xuan Florez, maintained a professional practice in downtown Miami with an emphasis on traditional architecture and urbanism in diverse and evolving contexts. He has also served as the Assistant Director at the Center for Urban and Community Design with a concentration in Preservation and Engagement Projects in the Caribbean. He is a founding member of the new Master of Science in Historic Preservation at the UM SoA and is the current chair of the City of Miami Beach Historic Preservation Board.
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