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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.

Billable Contact Hours: 6

When Offered: Winter semester only

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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.

• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES

  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
Jewett, Mark
Hutchison, Donald

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

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