Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER/HALS) National Park Service, Hana Belt Road Recording Project, Maui, Hawaii
My internship with the Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscape Survey (HABS/HAER/HALS), a division of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, involved the documentation of the Hana Belt Road, a historic scenic highway that follows the dramatic northeast coastline of the island of Maui in Hawaii. Our team was responsible for developing historical narratives describing the construction and evolution of the road and the influences that shaped it, including topography, climate and local building techniques and materials. As an architectural technician, I did field work to measure and document the structures then created final ink-on-mylar drawings that define and interpret the unique characteristics of the road, bridges, and road-related landscapes and structures. The completed sets of documentation will be archived at the Library of Congress, where they are made available to the public.