Tracing Ancient Architecture

University of Pennsylvania, Meyerson Hall, Dean's Alley Gallery

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Tracing Ancient Architecture Tracing Ancient Architecture
Fig. 1: Dave Pacifico in front of the title panel. Fig. 1: Dave Pacifico in front of the title panel.
Fig. 2: Proposal, including map, text and photographs, for the national park. Fig. 2: Proposal, including map, text and photographs, for the national park.
Fig. 3: David Romano and Mary Voyatzis. Fig. 3: David Romano and Mary Voyatzis.
Fig. 4: L to R, Angel Voyatzis, Mary Voyatzis, Irene Romano, Brian Rose (partially obsucred), Pam Jordan and Ximena Valle. Fig. 4: L to R, Angel Voyatzis, Mary Voyatzis, Irene Romano, Brian Rose (partially obsucred), Pam Jordan and Ximena Valle.
Fig. 5: Nick Kendall and colleague in front of 1:10 actual state plan of stoa. Fig. 5: Nick Kendall and colleague in front of 1:10 actual state plan of stoa.
Fig. 6: Left to right: Dave Pacifico, Joyce White, Keith DeVries, Naomi Miller. Fig. 6: Left to right: Dave Pacifico, Joyce White, Keith DeVries, Naomi Miller.
Fig. 7: Andrew Insua with Gazette reporter. Fig. 7: Andrew Insua with Gazette reporter.
Fig. 8: Students examining the panels. Fig. 8: Students examining the panels.
Fig. 9: Ximena Valle and Dave Pacifico. Fig. 9: Ximena Valle and Dave Pacifico.
Fig. 10: Reception scene. Fig. 10: Reception scene.
Fig. 11: Josh and Christina Gieske examining actual-state drawing of stoa. Fig. 11: Josh and Christina Gieske examining actual-state drawing of stoa.
Fig. 12: Panel explaining the GIS applications at Mt. Lykaion. Fig. 12: Panel explaining the GIS applications at Mt. Lykaion.
Fig. 13: High resolution satellite image of the Sanctuary of Zeus at Mt. Lykaion. Fig. 13: High resolution satellite image of the Sanctuary of Zeus at Mt. Lykaion.
Fig. 14: 1:10 actual state drawing (plan and elevation) of fourth-century stoa building. Fig. 14: 1:10 actual state drawing (plan and elevation) of fourth-century stoa building.
Fig. 15: Panel explaining the architects’ methodology of creating the actual-state drawing. Fig. 15: Panel explaining the architects’ methodology of creating the actual-state drawing.
Fig. 16: Panel explaining the history of work at Mt. Lykaion and bibliography. Fig. 16: Panel explaining the history of work at Mt. Lykaion and bibliography.

During the summer of 2005 four architects from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, Department of Architecture, received Fellowships from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to take part in the Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project. Their specific task was to make an actual-state drawing of the above-ground buildings and monuments at the site. Working togther with the topographical survey team, the architects began to make stone for stone hand drawings of each extant block from the 67 meter-long Greek stoa (long colonnaded building) in the area of the lower sanctuary. The actual-state drawings were made in both plan and section and were drawn in pencil before being transferred to the computer screen. The four architecture students include Pam Jordan, Miranda Gardiner, Jon McCandlish and Ximena Valle.

During the second week of October, 2005, with the permission of the School of Design and its Dean, Gary Hack, Pam Jordan and Ximena Valle fabricated an exhibit in Dean's Alley in Meyerson Hall that explained the work that was done during the summer and its relationship to the Mt. Lykaion Project as a whole. The gallery was the scene of a cocktail reception on Friday afternoon, October 14 at 5 pm.