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Aaslestad Preservation Consulting, LLC provides architects, preservationists, and building owners with high quality documentation that describes the existing conditions of built structures - in photographs and/or in CAD format, as measured drawings, high density point clouds, accurate 3-D models...
Peter Aaslestad is recognized in the U.S. as a pioneer in using photogrammetry to record historic structures as a consulting service to other architects, preservationists and property owners.
Drawing on his background in architecture & photography, Peter has documented the existing conditions of wide variety of structures - including ruins, the homes of presidents, entire neighborhoods, national landmarks and more in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
His consulting service offerings for preservation & design work include 3D scanning, creation of high density point clouds & 3D models, orthophotography, rectified photography, hybrid drawings, mosaic imaging, and accurate measured drawings in CAD format. These can include elevations, plans, sections, reflected ceiling plans that capture an describe a building's envelope and/or its interior spaces and surfaces.
Mr. Aaslestad has been a guest lecturer for the APT (Association for Preservation Technology), Columbia University, and the Universities of Virginia, North Carolina and Florida. In 2001, Mr. Aaslestad became an active member of the investigative team working to restore James Madison’s Montpelier. The groundbreaking work produced by this team was recognized in 2003 with the prestigious Paul E. Buchanan Award, presented by the Vernacular Architecture Forum.
Peter also contracts creative work as a designer & as a free lance photographer with works appearing in a variety of publications over his 25 year career.
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- 3D Scanning
- Building in Minneapolis
- Preservation Consulting
- 287 Broadway (NYC)
- 30403 Coffee Table (Design Collaboration)
- Blanton Residence (Design Project)
- Bob White Bridge – Woolwine, VA
- Child’s Restaurant
- Cosmos Club Ballroom
- Fayette County Courthouse
- First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia
- Fort Sumter
- Franklin and Marshall College
- Grace Church (NYC)
- Harry Lee Hall at Quantico
- Hill-Stead Museum
- James Madison’s Montpelier
- Luzerne County Courthouse
- Maria Mitchell House in Nantucket
- Mercersburg Academy
- Meridian Hill Park
- New Castle Town Hall – New Castle, DE
- Park Avenue Armory (7th Regiment Armory)
- Provident Mutual Life Insurance Building
- Quai Vauban (France)
- Saline Royal | Claude-Nicolas Ledoux
- Temple Beth-El – Jersey City, NJ
- The Maymont Mansion
- The New Jersey Statehouse
- The North Carolina State Capitol
- The Old Senate Chamber at the Maryland State Capitol
- The Roxboro House
- The Stone House at the Newtown History Center
- The Tomb of the Unknowns
- The Westory Building in Washington, DC
- Trinity Episcopal Church in Rensselaerville, NY
- Virginia Commonwealth University
- Virginia Union University
- Vladivostok (Russia)
- War Memorial Auditorium (Nashville)
- Wilson Addition (Design Project)
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So while this batch of shots may not be the context photos you’re looking for, @vinson.blanton , as they do not include the specific figure drawing from the previous post which prompted your question, i’m sharing these as context nonetheless because they show the general shape of the attic and gives a sense of how its walls are covered in a good variety of graffitti. The project was as follows: these spaces could never be ADA compliant – or even generally accessible at all – without significant destruction to the original house so we documented the attic as it has survived and created a 100% facsimile which is now on view in a new facility (accessible at grade and open to the public in Fairfax). It is, I believe, the largest collection of Civil War graffiti in one location. The story behind it is that construction of the house was just being completed when it was abandoned and occupied by Union soldiers from Ohio, if memory serves. They were mostly teenagers, and used all manner of media to while away the hours and make their marks on what were recently freshly plastered surfaces. #aaslestadpreservationconsulting
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Wrapping up a project for one of my favorite clients 😉 #pointcloud #3dscanning #photogrammetry #photogrammetry3dscanning #asbuilt #existingconditions #plansectionelevation #measureddrawings #architecture #3dmodeling #2ddrawing #aaslestadpreservationconsulting #architecturalphotogrammetry
A recent photo of the oculus in the dome atop the rotunda at the Michigan State capitol in Lansing, MI.
This website, though rarely updated and managed does in fact represent a business that is alive and well! We are currently looking into a complete website overhaul and voila: that is our lame excuse for the absence of maintaining this site as an interesting place to visit!
In the meantime you can check out Peter Aaslestad’s instagram feed which is frequently updated, though not always with content pertinent to this business… https://www.instagram.com/p.aaslestad/
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Dense 3D Point clouds, Orthophotos and Measured line drawings together make a strong trio as elements of a thorough architectural documentation/survey. All of these products can be derived from photogrammetry.
screenshot from Bricscad showing three types of documentation integrated into a DWG file…
This is a low res model derived from a super dense point cloud that captures the existing conditions of this beautiful wood carving from 1795. The building currently houses offices for The National Park Service in Philadelphia’s Old City.
Aaslestad Preservation Consulting is providing project architects Mills + Schnoering with existing conditions documentation that will be “in hand” when the team goes up to do hands-on preservation/conservation work later this month.
^Screen capture of the pointcloud
^tiled view of the orthophoto
Structural tile stair tower at St. Lawrence Basilica – Asheville, NC