ARCH 1010 - Architectural Design 1
Credit Hours: 3.00
(formerly DRAD 1010)
An introductory course in architectural design and construction, which includes architectural history, design concepts, principles of the design process and practices, and construction methods. While developing various architectural drawings, students will experience creative and analytical thinking of space and circulation as it relates to human experiences and scale. Students will sketch design ideas, hand draft preliminary drawings, and be introduced to computer aided design and building modeling.
Billable Contact Hours: 6
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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to outline career opportunities, associations, education, and duties associated with architectural drafting.
- Examine career opportunities in architectural drafting.
- Describe various student and professional associations within architecture and construction. (AIA, LEED, CSI, etc…)
- Identify the education level required for career opportunities in architectural drafting.
Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to distinguish historical precedence and how it relates to current architectural styles and construction techniques.
- Interpret architectural styles overtime as they relate to current practice.
- Compare past construction techniques with current technologies.
Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to evaluate different phases of architectural design to construction.
- Define the problem.
- Collect information.
- Brainstorm ideas.
- Analyze the information.
- Develop solutions to the problem.
- Present ideas.
- Improve the design.
- Create sketches illustrating students design and understanding of space and circulation.
Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create architectural annotation, symbols, and line work to complete architectural presentations.
- Identify proper drawing standards and scales.
- Create preliminary drawing sets for presentation of ideas.
- Construct orthographic projection.
Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create drawings using axonometric projections.
- Describe the differences between isometric, diametric and trimetric drawings.
- Draw different views of various physical objects and from multi-view drawings.
- Draw oblique projections.
Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to design or draw building plans.
- Describe the types of plan drawings and what they represent.
- Create ’floor plan’ drawings that include graphical symbols for walls, doors, windows, fixtures, and appliances.
Outcome 7: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to design or draw interior and exterior elevations.
- Describe the types of elevation drawings and what they represent.
- Create interior and exterior elevation drawings with graphical symbols for walls, doors, windows, fixtures, appliances, and materials.
Outcome 8: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create building section drawings.
- Describe the types of section and what they represent.
- Create building and wall section drawings with graphical symbols for walls, doors, windows, fixtures, appliances, and materials.
Outcome 9: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create scale models from designs.
- Utilize modeling tools and equipment in a safe, efficient and accurate manner.
- Describe the types of models typically constructed in an architectural office.
Outcome 10: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create small projects using CAD/BIM software programs for architecture design and construction documents.
- Identify the types of software used in our industry.
- Describe sofware applications.
Outcome 11: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create a course architectural design portfolio.
- Present a collection of drawings created in the course.
- Identify the portfolio creation process.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• 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:
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
- Architecture profession
- Historical precedence
- Phases of design and construction
- Annotation, symbols, graphics
- Perspective drawing
- Building plans
- Interior and exterior elevations
- Building and wall sections
- Scaled study models
- Computer generated drawings
- Course Design Portfolio
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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