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Brownsville Architectural Lecture Series-Spring 2012

historic preservation case studies using 3D Laser Scanning and field demonstration

Dr. Elizabeth Louden (bio)from the College of Architecture at Texas Tech University (TTU) is visiting the UTB Architecture Program on Monday and Tuesday, April 23-24, 2012. During her two day visit, Dr. Louden will give a lecture on historic preservation case studies using 3D Laser Scanning. The lecture focuses on historic preservation in architecture and prospects for historic preservation partnerships. Provides information about the laser scanner as a measuring tool and how it works, its uses and applications, not only in architecture, but also in many other fields. On Tuesday morning, Dr. Louden will conduct a field demonstration; using 3D laser scanning, to document a historic building in downtown Brownsville.

Dr. Louden is the third guest speaker to visit the campus as part of the Brownsville Architectural Lecture Series; an event sponsored by the Architecture Program and Title V STEM Learning Communities Program at UTB-TSC. Previous speakers include Mr. Stephen Fox, Fellow of the Anchorage Foundation of Texas and lecturer in architecture at Rice University and the University of Houston; and Mr. Michael Grote from the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio (GCCDS), a professional service and outreach group through the College of Architecture Art and Design at Mississippi State University.

The lecture series is part of the Architectural Program efforts to expand understanding of the architecture profession and the impact of design and planning in improving the overall qualities of the local communities. It provides UTB-TSC students and the general public an opportunity to listen; first hand, to experts in the field of architectural design, research and education. The architecture program is planning to continue and grow this series by bring more speakers who are particularly involved in activities that relate closely to our region such as historical preservation, affordable housing, and community development.


Lecture for Students and Public:  "Historic Preservation Case Studies using 3D Laser Scanning"
Day: Monday, April 23, 2012
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Location:  Education and Business Complex (EDBC) - Salon Cassia

A comprehensive presentation covers diverse applications of laser scanning. It provides information about the 3D laser scanner as a measuring tool and how it works, its uses and applications, not only in architecture, but also in many other fields including diagnostics, materials take-offs, viewscape analysis, volume calculations, etc. The presentation also includes case studies on Historic Preservation in architecture, such as the Statue of Liberty, Regional Ranches, and George Washington's 1776 Tent.

Field Demonstration: “Using 3D laser Scanning to Document A historical Building in Downtown Brownsville” 
Day: Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: La Nueva Libertad Also known as Andres Cueto Store, 1301 E. Madison Street Brownsville

Students and the general public are invited to a field demonstration, in which a 3D laser scanner will be utilized to document a historical Building in downtown Brownsville.  The site is the La Nueva Libertad Also known as Andres Cueto Store, at 1301 E. Madison Street, Brownsville. During this demonstration, the audience will witness, first hand, how the 3D scanner operates and how data is being generated and transformed into digital format. Dr. Louden will be available to answer any question related to the process.



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