May 18, 2019

Precedents in Architectural Composition

Measured & Analytical Drawing at Lemon Hill

Lemon Hill Mansion
Lemon Hill Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19130
10:00AM – 5:00PM

ICAA Member: $130 | General Public: $150 | Student/Emerging Professional: Free

With Stephen Chrisman. Co-hosted with ICAA National & Fairmount Park Conservancy.

This course will present a method of sketchbook drawing that is focused on accurately-measured and analytical drawings of accessible architectural details, drawn-to-scale in a sketchbook. This course will emphasize orthographic drawings of plan, section, elevation, and profile.

The course is intended for both students and seasoned architects, as drawings can be tailored to experience level.

Lemon Hill is a country house located in Fairmont Park on a bluff overlooking the Schuylkill River and Boathouse Row. Built around 1800, it is regarded as one of most significant late Federal houses in the country. Significant architectural features include a unique plan with a large oval room with a curved fireplace and doors, and impressive details ranging from the arcuated front door with rusticated Doric pilasters to an elegant serliana. It is interesting to note that the house was restored by well-regarded architectural historian Fiske Kimball, who lived in the house from 1926-1955, when he was the director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

This course qualifies for 6 AIA CES Learning Units|Elective and 6 credits towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture