Dec 04, 2020  
Official Course Syllabi 2020-2021 
Official Course Syllabi 2020-2021
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ARCH 1020 - Architectural Design 2

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: ARCH 1010 and DRCG 1140; or high school equivalent with the consent of the program advisor

(formerly DRAD 1020)

This course is the next in a sequence of architectural design studio courses that build upon basic architectural design concepts. Students will experience the design process with an introduction of a small structure through site analysis, program analysis, schematic design sketches and study models of design solutions, presentation of design concept, creation of computer generated preliminary drawings related to residential design and construction. Students will coordinate a completed graphic solution while evaluating various construction systems related to foundation, floor, wall, roof, and various other building components of residential construction with emphasis on energy conservation.

Location: South Campus

When Offered: Winter semester only

Contact Hours: 6
Billable Contact Hours: 6
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to complete a site analysis for residential development.


  1. Identify existing site characteristics for determining the best use of the property.
  2. Research property site codes and zoning ordinances.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to analyze program requirements.


  1. Determine goals and constraints of the project.
  2. Identify users of the building.
  3. Identify primary use of the building, rooms, and spaces needed, etc.
  4. Document residential zoning and building code restrictions.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create schematic design solutions or design development drawings based on information gathered through research.


  1. Create bubble diagrams showing spatial relationships and circulation.
  2. Develop a design concept.
  3. Select building materials that support the goals of the design solution.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to develop a complete architectural design set for residential projects.


  1. Create a site plan.
  2. Design a floor plan.
  3. Identify elevations.
  4. Create a perspective drawing.
  5. Construct a model.

Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create computer generated drawings.


  1. Coordinate the digital files to illustrate a student solution.
  2. Identify the components of a computer-generated drawing.

Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create a course architectural design portfolio.


  1. Present a collection of drawings created in the course.
  2. Identify the portfolio creation process.

(Bulleted outcomes apply to the course)

  • 1. The graduate can integrate the knowledge and technological skills necessary to be a successful learner.
  • 2. The graduate can demonstrate how to think competently.
  • 3. The graduate can demonstrate how to employ mathematical knowledge.
  • 4. The graduate can demonstrate how to communicate competently.
  • 5. The graduate is sensitive to issues relating to a diverse, global society.

  1. Residential
  2. Site analysis
  3. Program requirements
  4. Schematic Design
  5. Design development
  6. Site Plan
  7. Floor Plans
  8. Elevations
  9. Perspectives
  10. Model
  11. Course Design Portfolio

Primary Faculty
Grant, Janice
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Pawlowski, Timothy
Hutchison, Donald

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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