The Architect’s Sketchbook Virtual Lecture & In-Person Measured Field Drawing

Please note Pacific Daylight Time

This is a two-part class.
Part I: October 26, 5:00-6:00 PM PDT, Introductory Lecture: The Architect’s Measured Sketchbook, Clay Rokicki,  Instructor on Zoom
Part II, November 6, 9:30 AM –  12:00 PM, Measured Field Drawing, Winston Chappell, Instructor, in-person at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Prerequisite for Part II is attendance at Part I or previous Measured Drawing Class.


Registration will close 1 hour prior to the webinar..

Part I – 1 AIA CES Learning Unit|Elective
Part II – 2.5 AIA CES Learning Unit|Elective

Since the Renaissance, architects have sketched and measured all facets of architecture in portable bound books. Architects have used the sketchbook to record historical artifact in both pictorial representational, three-dimension sketches, and carefully measured drawings drawn to scale.

This course will introduce the student to a method of sketchbook drawing that is focused on accurately measured drawings of accessible architectural details, drawn-to-scale in a sketchbook. The subject for study for the In-Person field class will be various structures at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Part I will be presented via Zoom. You will receive a Zoom link prior to the lecture.

Clay Rokicki started at Historical Concepts in 2006 after graduating summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in architecture and a concentration in furniture design. In 2010, Clay was awarded the J. Neel Reid Fellowship from the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, enabling him to sketch his way through southern England. He currently serves as the chair of the Education Committee of the ICAA’s Southeast Chapter and was instrumental in founding the Young ICAA in the Southeast Chapter for emerging professionals and students. Clay is a Principal at Historical Concepts and co-leads a design studio with firm founder Jim Strickland.

A fifth generation Californian, Winston Chappell graduated from Harvard University and California Institute of the Arts. Following college, he worked as a designer/builder of custom residences with a specialty in the restoration of historic properties, eventually focusing exclusively on design. His work has appeared in Architectural Digest and has been included in the New Blood 101 and Millennium Models exhibitions at the Pacific Design Center. Since 2005, he has been active in the ICAA So Cal, serving on the Education Committee and the Board of Directors. He also currently serves on the Design Review Board, Pacific Palisades Civic League; Board of Directors, Seven Arrows Elementary School and Little Dolphins Pre-School; and as Docent of the Santa Monica Conservancy.

Essential Materials to bring for Part II:
Sketchbook: 6×9” if it folds flat (sketch across both pages) or 9 x 12” or larger, if spiral bound.
Pencils, 3H to 2B, variety, or Mechanical Pencil and Leads
Pencil sharpener
Architect Scale, Triangular
16’ or longer Tape measure (25 feet ideal although bulky)
10” or larger 45 degree triangle
Drinking water
Optional Materials to bring for Part II:
Folding stool or mat for ground
Colored pencils, if desired
Old School Folding Carpenter’s Rule (optional)

Part I: Free for ICAA Members / General Public: $20
Part II: $25 for ICAA Members / General Public: $30

Our Digital Programs Made Possible by the Generous Support from:

Leadership Circle:
Tim Barber Architects
Richard Holz, Inc. Builders
Wade Weissmann Architecture
Appleton Partners
Jeff Hyland
Landry Design Group

American College of the Building Arts
DD Ford Construction
Foster Reeve Architectural & Ornamental Plaster
E. Braun & Company
New York Design Center
Robert’s Inc.
Dugally Oberfeld
Reside Custom Homes
MG Partners
Prime ECS Lifestyle Technology
Paul Brant Williger, Architect
Reside Custom Homes
Susan Masterman Architects

Shawn Nelson Builders
Gordon Gibson Construction
Rose Tarlow Melrose House
Benner Landscape Design
Boswell Construction, Inc.
J.R.C. Group
Sun Electric
PHX Architecture
Kneedler Fauchere
Lutron & Western Energy & Lighting Controls

October 26 @ 5:00 pm
5:00 pm — 6:00 pm (1h)