BA1 Architecture students have recently completed one of their first studio projects – elevational studies of various buildings around Portsmouth and Southsea. Unfortunately, I only got a couple of images out of the array of outstanding work. The studies were testing their dimensional surveying, observation, technical drawing and rendering skills. Through the study of the local area they are building a sense of place and particularity. Through drawing the hand begins to build a feel for proportion, materiality and light. All of this will later inform their design projects.