Scale Ruler with Architectural Field Notes and Drawing

By Elizabeth Palms, WPAMC Class of 2020

Two Fellows and I took to the drafting boards as part of our elective, Documentation of Historic Structures. Sponsored by the University of Delaware’s Center for Historic Architecture & Design (CHAD), this course afforded my classmates and me the incredible opportunity to conduct architectural history fieldwork once a week at the same site. Nearly every Friday morning, our class met at a small church just miles from the University of Delaware to document various aspects of its architecture. Since our first day at the site, we sharpened our skills making scaled drawings and became quite adept at writing tiny yet legible measurements and holding tape measures.