Category Archives: Ruins

The Alamo and more

The Alamo

The Alamo

I have been neglecting updates on my website, even though I’ve been doing some interesting work!

2016 has been extremely busy with large projects at the Biltmore in Asheville, NC and in San Antonio, TX (above). I’ve also had a chance to do some design work for two restaurant installations here in Virginia – “The Store” and “Chicano Boy”.

Plus IĀ had a nice show of photographs of Portsmouth Island, NC that has been hanging in Ocracoke all summer.

That’s all for now – just wanted to post something šŸ˜‰

Photogrammetry of Ruins

Rosewell Ruins

Rosewell Ruins

In 2005 While I was running the digital documentation studio for Frazier Associates I enjoyed working on this challenging project for the Rosewell Foundation.Ā  My task was to create accurate, architectural documentation of theĀ  remaining masonry walls of this once grand house on the York river in Gloucester County, Virginia. You can read more about the house here.

Documenting ruins is a little different than a standing building.Ā  The goal is less about presenting a description of building in its “platonic essence” and more about presenting it as it actually is at this moment in time.Ā  Capturing the way a wall, tower, or chimney is leaning becomes rather important!Ā  To this end, I prepared the building prior to the photo shoot by fixing special targets that could establish a level datum line (using a laser level).

Rosewell Documentation (interior sufaces)

Rosewell Documentation (interior sufaces)

The drawings and photographs produced for this project were used by architects Mesick Cohen Wilson Baker to create a “Blueprint for the Preservation of the Ruins at Rosewell” which consisted of a history, an structural analysis, an archaeological report, and stabilization plan.

Rosewell Ruins (exterior surfaces)

Rosewell Documentation (exterior surfaces)