Hosted by the Philadelphia Chapter | 9.5 credits towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture (Measured Drawing) and 9.5 AIA CES Learning Units|Elective
The focus of this two-session course will be extensive measured drawings at Stenton. The National Historic Landmark built in 1728 is located in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia. This is a rare opportunity to study through measured drawings, a well-preserved 18th century American Georgian House. Participants will be able to measure and draw from a wealth of authentic architectural details, both exterior and interiors, including brickwork, doors and windows, outstanding examples of paneling, fireplace mantels, interior doors, interior window details, stair details, extensive mouldings, etc.
The first session, on May 27th from 6-9pm, will consist of an overview presentation on the history of architect’s measured drawings and discussion of measured drawing methodology for the study of buildings and the adaption of precedents. The second session, on May 28th from 10am-5pm, will include a demonstration followed by individual drawing and conclude with a review of participants' sketchbooks and discussion.
The course is intended for both students and seasoned architects, as drawings can be tailored to experience level. No specific artistic training is required. Basic pencil drawing and drafting skills are recommended including knowledge of the use of an architectural scale.
1. Sketchbook; hardbound (+/-) 8” x 10”, stitched binding so the book can open flat, (Strongly recommended; Moleskine Art Collection A4 Sketchbook, 8.25” x 11.75”).
2. 12” triangular architects scale, with 1/8”, 1/4”, 3/4”, 1 1/2” and 3” scales.
3. Tape Measures; (recommended, 25’ Stanley Powerlock, and Lufkin 6’ folding wood rule)
4. Mechanical pencil with 0.5 HB lead. (Alvin Draft/Matic or similar)
4. Wooden drawing pencils, H, HB and 2B leads. (Recommended; Towbow Mono)
5. Pencil Sharpener; (Recommended, Blackwing Longpoint or similar)
6. Eraser; (Recommended Tuff Stuff Eraser Stick or Alvin Vinyl Eraser or similar)
7. Drawing Stool, (optional)
Stephen Chrisman is a Partner at Ferguson & Shamamian Architects in New York City. He holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame and Bachelor of Architecture from the Oregon School of Design. His teaching focus has been on Classical Architectural Design and Composition, The Art of The Measured Sketchbook, and How to Study Buildings: An Analysis of Architectural Composition and Precedent. Stephen is a long-standing Fellow of the ICAA and serves on its National Education Committee.
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Instructional Delivery Method: Live In-Person Learning Program
Program Level: Introductory
Prerequisites: None required
AIA CES Program Approval Expiration Date: May 12, 2025
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.
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