Past Events

How to Study Buildings:

An Analysis of Architectural Composition and Precedent

Friday, November 11, 2016 and Saturday, November 12, 2016

Friday, November 11th
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church
201 Fourth Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003

Saturday, November 12th
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Library of Congress
10 First Street SE
Washington, DC 20540
(between Independence Ave. and East Capitol Street)

One of the most essential components of the study of classical architectural composition is the analysis of existing buildings.  This study leads to selection of modelsor precedent for new buildings. This classs will explore how to look at and study the essential elements of a building.  The elements discussed will include the parti of the building, composition of the exterior and interior elevations, building sections, proportion and scale, the classical orders, and the use of ornament.  The course will consist of one lecture, and a field day of sketchbook drawing looking at The Library of Congress.

Class 1 • Course Introduction and Lecture No. 1

Class 2 • Field Study, sketchbook drawing