Mr. Gray ROOM B2
Prerequisites: Design & Drawing for Production
Scope: This course is an introduction the field of architecture.
Information presented in this course will help you create architectural
drawings which will effectively and accurately communicate ideas and designs to
clients, sub-contractors, and construction workers.
Topics to be discussed will include, the history of architecture, proper
drawing techniques, room planning, aesthetics, and blueprint reading. Each
student will complete a floor plan for a residential dwelling.
Textbook: Architecture – Residential Planning and Design: and numerous handouts.
Career Possibilities: Architect, Engineer, Civil Engineer, Surveyor, Landscape Architect
may consist of not only the following, but additional topics as well.
of architecture practices
Kitchens / Baths
Equipment / Materials / Software
/ House styles
Because this is a hands-on class, homework will not
be given on a regular basis, but each student will be required to complete at
least (2) projects a week. It is
expected that you will have to spend time outside of class to complete
assignments. In the last 10 weeks
of class you will be completing floor plans and elevation views for a
residential dwelling. This project
will be a major portion of your grade.
Notebooks: It is required that you keep a daily notebook (a three-ring
style preferred), for notes and handouts. The binder will become a portfolio of
your work at the completion of the semester, and will count for a MAJOR
portion of your final average.
Testing: There will be a written or drawing test given at the end of each unit. Tests will count twice as much as a project. Major tests will always be announced. But pop quizzes are always fair game at anytime. There will be a final exam for students with less than a 90% average.
Grading: A detailed grading rubric will be completed for each project turned in. All project work must be handed in on time and successfully completed for full credit.