Measured Drawing at Caltech

Measured Drawing at Caltech
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Erik Evens, Instructor                                 

4 AIA CES Learning Units|Elective and 4 credits towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture

For centuries, architects have measured great buildings of the past, drawing them in sketchbooks to serve as references for their work.  Join instructor Erik Evens for an engaging immersion into the history, purpose and method of architectural measured drawing.  The class will begin with an informative lecture on the legacy and importance of documenting historical architecture.  Students will learn a simple and repeatable technique for producing measured drawings.  Then, the class will move to the field, where students will learn by making their own measured drawings of details from the historic buildings on the campus of Cal Tech.
Materials required:
Sketchbook, 11” x 14” or larger
Drawing pencils, some harder: 2H, 3H – some softer: H, F.  (Mechanical pencil OK)
Pencil sharpener (if required)
Soft eraser, white plastic or pink “Pearl”
Architect’s scale
25’ tape measure

Erik K. Evens is Partner of Evens Architects, a KAA Design Company. He is a licensed architect in California, with over thirty years' experience in residential, commercial, hospitality, and institutional work. He is a founding member of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Southern California Chapter, and past President and also a Fellow of the ICAA. 

Caltech, 1200 East California Boulevard
Pasadena, California 91125

Tuition: $40 ICAA Members; $60 General Public (Includes a boxed lunch)


This class is made possible by the generous support from our 2019 Education Sponsors:
Bruder Construction
Kitchell Custom Homes
Richard Holz, Inc.
Shawn Nelson Builders

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