ARCHITECTURAL INTERN with National Park Service at Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS)
The Summer 2021 project is anticipated to be the documentation of the statue and landscape at Simon Bolivar Park in downtown Washington, DC. The historic monument, an equestrian statue of the Venezuelan military and political leader Simón Bolívar, was erected June 29, 1955, and was donated by the Venezuelan government. The statue by American artist Felix de Weldon is located near the United States Department of Interior Building and the Pan American Union Building of the Organization of American States.
Documentation consists of measurements obtained through field sketches and hand-measuring, a high-definition laser scanner, and photogrammetry which will be used to produce as-built measured drawings of the statue and site in AutoCAD.
Final deliverables include legible field notes and highly detailed and accurate measured drawings produced in AutoCAD that meet Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) standards. Final documentation will be transmitted to the HABS/HAER/HALS Collection at The Library of Congress in Washington, DC where they will be archivally stored and made available to a worldwide audience on the Library's website.
The position is supervised by a permanent Architect of the Heritage Documentation Programs (HABS/HAER/HALS) staff.