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Until we can carve out time for a new website

This might be a useful way to follow some of what’s going on: hashtag #aaslestadpreservationconsulting


Minneapolis snapshot

Civil War Graffiti

Civil War Graffiti

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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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Michigan State Capitol Rotunda

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…

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Press Release – Georgia O’Keeffe House

Press release

3D Pointcloud > 2D Orthophoto > Vector Line Drawing

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.

A tower face at St. Lawrence Basilica

screenshot from Bricscad showing three types of documentation integrated into a DWG file…



Tympanum at the First Bank of The United States (video link)

Tympanum at the First Bank of The United States


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.

screenshot of pointcloud

^Screen capture of the pointcloud

^tiled view of the orthophoto