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Hand Drafting Studio

Hand Drafting Studio

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ICAA Education Series
Sponsored by
The Wiseman Group Interior Design

Architectural Hand Drafting Studio
Niklas Thorsrud , Instructor

Saturday, April 15, 2023
9:00AM to 4:00 PM
Fort Mason Center
Building C, Room C205

ICAA Members: $65
Non-Members: $75


Please join the ICAA and instructor Niklas Thorsrud for an introductory studio introducing the materials and methods needed to create hand-drafted architectural drawings. Through a combination of lecture and practice, participants will learn drawing techniques and acquire the skills necessary to represent architectural forms and elements cleanly and precisely. The focus will be on orthogonal drawings.

The course begins with an orientation to the equipment and introduce techniques used for traditional hand-drafting. Participants will then complete a series of hands-on exercises designed to develop skills and demonstrate different methods of drawing construction.

Participants of all backgrounds and skill levels are welcome to join.

Supply List:

Students are required to bring the following materials. Please note that there are many versions of each product listed, and that the links provided are intended to be a helpful start. Comparable brands may be used as alternatives as desired. 

Architect’s Scale
Lead Holder(s)
Lead Sharpener
A variety of leads (2H, HB, 2B required, additional leads at your discretion)
Thin stick eraser
Block eraser
An adjustable triangle or (1) 30-degree and (1) 45-degree triangle
Drafting Brush
Drafting tape/dots
Eraser shield
Dry cleaning pad
24″ T-Square

Niklas Thorsrud is an architect at Opticos Design in Berkeley, where he works to implement Missing Middle Housing strategies. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame in 2017 with a Bachelor of Architecture and a concentration in Historic Preservation, Niklas previously worked at Robert A.M. Stern Architects in New York, where he contributed to various institutional projects. He currently lives in San Francisco and is an organizing member of Build Out Alliance, a professional organization that promotes LGBTQ+ inclusion in the building design and construction industries.

Thank You To Our Generous Education Series Sponsor

Additional Details

End Date - April 15, 2023


Date And Time

April 15, 2023 ~ 09:00 AM

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