As Built Drawings: Revised set of drawings submitted by a contractor upon completion of a project or a particular job that reflect all changes made in the specifications and working drawings during the construction process including exact dimensions, geometry, and location of all elements.
As Built’s is a series of documentary-type drawings of [mostly] Bay Area residences that appropriate the term “as built” from the labor of a contractor in order to re-consider the relationships between individual expression, municipal codes, and cultural aesthetics. The As Built’s reveal a confluence of forces between individual preferences and regulatory demands that provide insights and techniques for methods of working in contemporary architectural research and practice. The As Built’s are re-drawn from photographs with the belief that the abstract space of an architectural drawing convenes form of attention strange realities in ways that the literal recapturing in a photograph seems to mute or obscure. These drawings reveal the "unsightly" and irregular commitments of a house and its exterior 'stuff' while also implicitly revealing the front-facade dominance of the local planning and preservation codes as the sides and backs of these houses entertain much more idiosyncratic compositions and non-compliant additions. More As Built drawings can be seen in Unresolved Legibility in Residential Types.
Exhibited at the San Francisco AIA