Travel Sketches

Lyons, France


Lyon-Satolas Station


Santiago Calatrava

Elijah


Siena, Italy


Marble Etching on the Duomo Floor

Dresden Plaza


Dresden, Germany


Study on Plaza/Public space

Zurich University Law Library


Zurich, Switzerland


Santiago Calatrava

Statue


Florence, Italy

Plaza de España


Sevilla, Spain

La Tourette


Eveux-sur-Arbresle, France


Le Corbusier

Lille Grand Palais


Lille, France


Rem Koolhaas

Castlevecchio


Verona, Italy


Carlos Scarpa

Alhambra


Granada, Spain

San Gimignano, Italy

Santa Maria Novella


Florence, Italy

St. Benedict Chapel


Sumvitg, Switzerland


Peter Zumthor

Villa Savoye


Poissy, France


Le Corbusier

Vatican


Rome, Italy

Bibliotheque National


Paris, France

Como Street Plan


Como, Italy

Perugia Street Plan


Perugia, Italy

Ronchamp


Ronchamp, France


Le Corbusier

Commerzbank


Frankfurt


Norman Foster

Eiffel Tower


Paris, France

Villa Rotunda


Vicenza, Italy


Andrea Palladio

Siena Plaza Study


Siena, Italy

Montova, Italy

NEMO


Amsterdam, Nertherlands


Renzo Piano

Forum Messe


Frankfurt, Germany

Throughout my development as an architect, sketching has become the main way I communicate ideas. My travels in Europe taught me how to draw analytically, not just what I figuratively saw with my eyes. Using the body as a measuring tool, drawing analytically teaches me how the building works as I draw it. In a world where computers are becoming the main tool, I appreciate the direct connection between brain and hand.