Class Syllabus

Architectural Design 1 & 2 Syllabus

Course Code: 006170 & 006171

 Units of Credit:    Architectural Design 1 – 2 Units
                          Architectural Design 2 – 2 Units

*Architectural Design 1 and 2 have the same state standards and are both included in this syllabus to allow for a smoother transition and to make parents and students aware of how the course progresses. It also allows for moving forward in the event one is finished early.

 

Course Description

The architectural design course prepares students to perform entry-level tasks under the supervision and guidance of architects and/or architectural engineers in the development and preparation of plans for residential and/or commercial buildings. In Level I, instruction is given in basic drafting design using board drafting procedures, orthographic projection, dimensioning, and Architectural scale reading. Computer Aided drafting is instructed and students complete small Architectural drawings. In Level 2 students receive extensive instruction in Architectural drawing using CAD. They complete projects that involve design, cost estimating and production of a complete set of working drawings of a residential house plan.

 

  • Prerequisite: Students must have a MAP score of 235
  • Industry certification: AutoCAD
  • Student Organization: Student will be recommended to participate in SkillsUSA which will be integrated into the curriculum

     

    Instructional Philosophy

    Level I is used to lay the foundation for success as an Architectural Designer. Many of the assignments are from Mechanical drafting and address good basic drafting techniques. Each student is assigned a number in level one which will be kept throughout both levels. In level I, each student will be given a notebook, locker and hand drafting tools, all of which will display the same student number. Handouts with detailed examples and definitions will be used to introduce new units. These handouts should be placed in the notebook and kept for future reference. The notebook may be used during most assessments. This will enforce the importance of reference material and organization. Level 2 contains more projects and students become more responsible for their learning and to what level of competency they reach. Students are encouraged to use classroom reference books and the internet to research additional material. These additional materials may also be placed in the notebook. Once students have read over the handout on a new unit, the teacher goes over the handout in great detail using examples and student question and answer drills. After the discussion, the teacher will use an Elmo and LCD/Smartboard to demonstrate a sample assignment. The next step is for students to practice what they have learned with hands-on activities. Students will maintain a clean, orderly and safe work area. Students will learn to develop good listening skills for verbal directions, reading skills for written directions, and how to draw conclusions for determining what is inferred but not given. Students will be expected to practice/redo work until the minimum recommended CTE state standard of 77 is met.

     

    Power Standards/Goals:

  1. Students will use math concepts such as conversions, geometry and problem solving to help with drawing analysis and design.
  2. Students will learn to read for technical information and research.
  3. Students will demonstrate professional employability skills and apply in the classroom and during work-based learning opportunities.
  4. Students will measure using standard scales/measuring devices and indicate dimensions on drawings.
  5. Students will demonstrate proper use, care and adjustment of technology design equipment.
  6. Students will draw line symbols using the alphabet of lines.
  7. Students will sketch multi-view and pictorial drawings.
  8. Students will draw straight lines and angles, circles and arcs, and irregular curved lines.
  9. Students will draw borderlines and title blocks.
  10. Students will draw floor plans, wall sections, roof plans, foundation plans and elevations

     

    Assessment and Grading

     

    PROJECTS:   40%

    TESTS:  30%

    EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS:  20%

    CLASSWORK/HOMEWORK/QUIZZ:   10%

    These grades will be based upon the following performance criteria:

    90 - 100                 A (4.0)

    80 - 89                             B  (3.0)

    70 - 79                             C  (2.0)

    60 - 69                             D  (1.0)

    0  - 60                              F

    Major Course Assignments and Projects

    Projects will consist of one or more drawings done over a period of two or more classes.

     

    Tests will consist of a single drawing or written test covering material from student textbook or handout.

     

    Employability Skills grades will come from progress prints i.e. a plot/blueprint of a single days work, class work and participation, condition of student's workstation, student notebook grade or an employability rating score.

     

    Classwork/Homework/Quiz will come from a single assignment from their book, internet research, or a quiz

     

    Drawings from selected units will be given to span several classes and will be treated as a project for grading purposes. Students are told which drawings will receive project grades when assigned.

     

    Students will keep a portfolio section of drawings in their class notebooks and in a specific folder. Students receive a minimum of 2 miscellaneous grades per 9 weeks for their notebooks and one project grade per semester.

     

    Students are also given a major report for a test grade to do on an Architect of their choice.

     

    Level 2 students must do a research project on an ADA house design for a handicapped person in a wheelchair with requirements and supporting documents. Design criteria for the home is set by the teacher and must be followed.

     

    Recommended Reading

  • Students research and write a report on a famous architect of their choice.
  • Students research and compile a list of famous American Architects.
  • Students research and compile a list of famous African-American Architects.
  • Students research and compile a list of famous Hispanic American Architects.
  • Students research and compile a list of famous Asian American Architects.

 

Extra Help

I am always available to give extra help to my students with architectural design after school Monday, Tuesday andThursday with prior notice.

 

Course Outline

Following is a list of the projected state competencies to be covered each nine weeks along with the text references and major test schedules. Because of the ever changing technological advances and because students work at different paces, I have included the outline for both years; however, this outline is subject to change as the class warrants at the instructor’s discretion.

 

Architectural Design I (1st Year)

 

ARCH UNIT A: PERFORMING WORK SAFETY PRACTICES

 

          1.        Apply safety policies and procedures.

          2.       Maintain a clean, orderly, safe work area.

          3.       Operate a fire extinguisher.

 

Use handouts, overheads, demonstration and speakers (fire department)

Test schedule:  Week 1 – Safety

 

ARCH UNIT B:  DEMONSTRATING FREEHAND SKETCHING SKILLS

 

          1.        Sketch straight lines.

          2.       Sketch circles and arcs.

          3.       Sketch curved lines.

          4.       Sketch multi-view drawings.

          6.       Draw freehand technical lettering.

 

ARCH UNIT C:  DEMONSTRATING BASIC DESIGN TECHNIQUES   

                  (STANDARD AND METRIC)

1.      Select proper drawing equipment to complement the design media.

2.       Measure using standard scales/measuring devices.

3.       Draw straight lines and angles.

4.       Draw circles and arcs.

5.       Draw irregular curved lines.

6.       Demonstrate proper use, care, and adjustment of design equipment.

7.       Draw line symbols using alphabet of lines.

8.       Draw geometric figures using straight and curved lines.

9.       Draw borderlines and title block.

 

Handouts on orthographic (multi-view) drawings, lettering styles, line types, title blocks

 

Test schedule:                 Week 2 – Sketching

                                        Week 4 - Geometric shape

                                         Handouts, minimum of one performance test per week

 

ARCH UNIT B:  DEMONSTRATING FREEHAND SKETCHING SKILLS

  7.       Indicate overall dimensions

 

MECH UNIT E:   DEMONSTRATING DIMENSIONING SKILLS

                    (STANDARD AND Metric)

 

          1.        Place dimensions on a drawing.

          3.       Dimension using aligned and unidirectional dimensioning systems.

          4.       Dimension using leaders for notes, arcs, and circular features.

 

Test schedule:  Week 5 – Dimensioning

 

MECH UNIT F:   DEMONSTRATING ORTHOGRAPHIC PROJECTIONS

                    (STANDARD AND Metric)

1.        Draw regular orthographic views.

7.       Draw to scale and dimension.

 

Handouts on orthographic (multi-view) drawings, dimensioning

 

Test schedule:  Week 6, 7  – Orthographic handouts; Dimensioning handouts;                                                         Scaled drawings with dimensions

 

ARCH UNIT F:  COMPUTER LITERACY

    Hardware:

  1. Identify hardware components of a CAD computer syste

        Operating System:

  2. Format disks and copy, delete, rename, save, and back up files

    and folders.

  3.  Identify, create, and use folders and directory structures.

  4.  Identify various file formats (e.g., .wmf, .bmp, and .jpeg).

  5.  Import and export data files between formats (e.g., IGES and

     DXF).

  6. Use software help features

     

    Text: AutoCAD 2010 Tutor for Engineering Graphics

    Test schedule:  Week 8

     

    Test schedule:  Week 10 and 11 – Chapters 1, 2 and 3 (AutoCAD book); week 12  – Chapter 4 ; week 13 and 14 – Chapter 5 (AutoCAD book); week 15 thru 16 – chapters 7 and 8 (AutoCAD book)

     

     

    MECH UNIT I:   DEMONSTRATING KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

                        REQUIRED TO PRODUCE AUXILIARY VIEWS

  7. Demonstrate the ability to determine the true length of a line.

  8. Draw a primary auxiliary view.Test schedule: Week 16  Handouts, minimum of one performance test per week

  9.  

    ARCH UNIT D: DEMONSTRATING PRELIMINARY FREEHAND LAYOUT

                      SKILLS

     

    1.    Sketch preliminary floor plans.

    2.    Sketch preliminary elevation views.

    3.     Sketch preliminary sections.

    4.      Hand-letter drawings (letters and numbers).

     

    Text: Drafting and Design for Architecture Chapters 6 - 12

    Test schedule: Week 18  - Handouts, minimum of one performance test per week; Week 20 - Chapter 6 and 7, 8 and 9 (Architectural book); week 22 - chapter 10, 11 and 12 (Architectural book)

     

    ARCH UNIT C:   DEMONSTRATING BASIC DESIGN TECHNIQUES        (STANDARD AND METRIC)

     

    10.      Perform drawing setup to applicable standards (e.g., setting layers,

                        line type, and width).

    11.      Identify and use view and display commands (e.g., zoom, pan,

                        viewports, and rotation).

     12.      Format, enter, and edit text on a drawing.

     13.      Edit, copy, and manipulate drawing entities (e.g., properties,

              stretch, trimming, and scaling).

     

    Text: AutoCAD 2010 Tutor for Engineering Graphics

     

    Test schedule:  Week 24 – Chapter 19; Week 26 Chapter 20 (AutoCAD book); week 28  – Chapter 21; week 30 – Chapter 22(AutoCAD book)

     

     

    Architectural Design II ( 2nd Year)

     

    ARCH UNIT G:   DEMONSTRATING CAD-SPECIFIC SKILLS

     1.        Use the graphical user interface.

     2.       Create, retrieve, edit, and use symbol libraries.

     3.       Use inquiry commands to extract drawing data (list distance and

                area).

  10. Control entity properties.

  11. Plot/Print drawing to appropriate scale.

     

    Text: Drafting and Design for Architecture

    Text: AutoCAD 2010 Tutor for Engineering Graphics

     

    ARCH UNIT E:  DEMONSTRATING ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN SKILLS1.        Draw floor plans.

  12. Draw foundation plans.
  13. Set and control dimensioning styles.
  14. Dimension various types of architectural plans and details.
  15. Prepare a window, door, and finish schedule
  16.  Draw exterior elevations.
  17. Draw wall sections.

 

Text: Drafting and Design for Architecture Chapters 13 and  14

Text: AutoCAD 2010 Tutor for Engineering Graphics

 

Test schedule:  Week 2 and 4 – Chapter 25 (AutoCAD book); week 5  – Chapter 26 (AutoCAD book); week 7– chapter 27 (AutoCAD book) and chapter 13 (Architectural book); week 9 - Chapter 14 (Architectural book)

 

Test schedule: Week 1 thru 9 – (Students will begin a major project to complete a set of working drawings of a small one bedroom home based on ADA requirements for a single person confined to a wheelchair) a test grade will be given every week based on their research, accuracy and progress. Students will be told at the beginning of each week what part of their project is due on their last class day of the week

 

ARCH UNIT E:  DEMONSTRATING ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN SKILLS         

         

  7.       Draw interior elevations.

  8.       Draw roof plans.

  9.       Draw related architectural plans (e.g., mechanical, electrical, civil).

 

Text: Drafting and Design for Architecture

 

Test schedule:  Week 10 thru 30 – (Students continue to work on their major project to complete a set of working drawings of a small one bedroom home based on ADA requirements for a single person confined to a wheelchair) a test grade will be given every week based on their research, accuracy and progress. Students will be told at the beginning of each week what part of their project is due on their last class day of the week (either Thursday or Friday depending on the schedule) a test grade will be given every week based on their accuracy and progress schedule);  Week 12 – Chapter 15 and 16 (Architectural book);

 

ARCH UNIT E:      DEMONSTRATING ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN SKILLS

          10.      Draw foundation sections.

          11.      Draw floor sections.

          13.      Draw stair sections.

          14.      Dimension section drawings.

          15.      Locate section views on drawings

          16.      Create a site plan.

          17.      Apply standard building codes to architectural plans.

          18.      Prepare presentation drawings.

 

Text: Drafting and Design for Architecture

Text: AutoCAD 2010 Tutor for Engineering Graphics (As needed for reference)

 

Test schedule:  Week 31 thru 33 – Final presentations of project due.

If project does not fall behind or finishes early, students will make a model of their design.