This course will explore the practice of architectural sketching as it relates to historic preservation and the study of the built environment. An introduction to different modes of graphic documentation (measured drawings, perspective views, etc.) will be paired with exercises and demonstrations highlighting various sketching materials, techniques, and purposes of observational drawing. Learn how sketching can hone your observational skills, your eye-hand coordination, and your architectural knowledge!
Instructor: Ben Leech (Fall 2018)
Credits: 1 CEUs; 10 AIA LUs
Ben Leech is a historic preservationist and freelance illustrator. From 2010 to 2015, he was advocacy director for the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia. He has taught architectural history, archival research, and building documentation at the University of Pennsylvania, Franklin & Marshall College, Temple University, and Philadelphia University. In 2017, he founded Archivolt Press and published 36 Views of Philadelphia, a postcard book of his architectural sketches.