In 2001 I was honored to be the recipient of the Gabriel Prize, a two-tiered national competition for the study of French Classical architecture. It's sponsored by the Western European Architecture Foundation. I would like to thank my French advisor Jean-Louis Nouvian, a scholar and a gentleman, and a wonderful teacher from the Fountainebleau program. My program of study for the Gabriel was to walk in the footsteps of Thomas Jefferson (Minister to France from 1784-1789) and to try to see his favorite buildings and his surroundings as he did ~ by studying them and sketching them both pictorially and analytically.
The following images are some of my Gabriel Prize sketchbook drawings.