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Architectural Design & Drafting- TEC120

Course Syllabus Fall 2004

3 credit hours

Paul S. Fritch
Office #6
Phone (573) 518-2194


I.   Catalog Description and Credit Hours of Course:

An introduction to the architectural design field. Weekly lectures will discuss development of structure, construction materials, design esthetics, building code requirements, specification, and cost estimating. Each student is expected to develop a complete set of architectural plans for either a project of their own design, or one assigned by the instructor.

II.   Prerequisite: TEC130 or consent of the instructor.


III.   Objectives of the Course:

A.   Students shall prepare a set of architectural drawings comparable to those typically produced by a technician working in the architectural field.

B.   Students shall understand code restrictions and proper material usage for all allied fields.

C.   Students shall understand the needs of integrating aesthetics and cost efficiency within the limits of three-dimensional space.

D.   Students shall be able to research and prepare construction   specifications in addition to reading and interpreting existing specifications.

E.   Students shall develop the skills necessary to prepare material takeoffs and cost estimates of various types.

F.   Students shall develop the ability to perform mathematical calculations necessary for such tasks as roof framing, board foot measure calculations, earthwork, and concrete estimating.


IV.   Expectations of Student:

A.   Read all assignments in the textbook.

B.   If possible, all assignments are to be done in class. However, the lab will be open certain hours during the day. Please check the schedule posted for hours.

C.   All assignments will be accepted on the due dates indicated. Any homework that is turned in after the due date will result in a 50% reduction.

D.   Students are expected to complete all of the suggested problem plates as well as drawing assignments and semester project. Accuracy and quality are absolutely essential. Sufficient time must be taken on each assignment to insure quality.

E.   Normally, the lecture on the chapters will precede related laboratory drafting problem sheets. Be prepared for a chapter quiz at each lecture.

V•  Course Content or Outline

A.   Chapter 1:   The World of Architecture

B.   Chapter 2:   Basic House Design

C.   Chapter 3:   Primary Considerations

D.   Chapter 4:   Drawing Instruments and Techniques

E.   Chapter 5:   Room Planning, Sleeping Areas

F.   Chapter 6:   Room Planning, Living Area

G.   Chapter 7:   Room Planning, Service Area

H.   Chapter 8:   Plot Plans

I.   Chapter 9:   Footing, Foundations, and Concrete

J.   Chapter 10:   The Foundation Plan

K.   Chapter 11:   Sill and Floor Construction

L.   Chapter 12:   Wall and Ceiling Construction

M.   Chapter 13:   Doors and Windows

N.   Chapter 14:   Stairs

O.   Chapter 15:   Fireplaces and Chimneys

P.   Chapter 16:   The Floor Plan

Q.   Chapter 17:   Roof Designs

R.   Chapter 18:   Elevations

S.   Chapter 19:   Residential Electric

T.   Chapter 20:   The Electrical Plan

U.   Chapter 21:   Residential Plumbing

V.   Chapter 22:   The Plumbing Plan

W.   Chapter 23:   Residential Climate Control

X.   Chapter 24:   Climate Control Plan

Y.   Chapter 29:   Perspective Drawings

Z.   Chapter 30:   Presentation Drawings

AA.   Chapter 31:   Architectural Models

BB.   Chapter 32:   Material and Tradework Specifications


VI.   Textbook and/or Other required Materials and Equipment:

A.   Kicklighter, Clois E.; (1990). Architectural, Residential Drawing &          Design. Goodheart-Wilcox Company, South Holland, IL.

B.   Drafting Equipment and Supplies.


VII.   Basis for Student Evaluation:

A.   The common criteria for evaluation of drafting performances are:

1.   Accuracy

2.   Speed

3.   Neatness

4.   Line Quality

5.   Lettering

B.   Letter grades are assigned based upon the following end of the semester averages:

90-100% --   A

80-89% --   B

70-791% --   C

60-69% --   D

59 and below -- F


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This syllabus represents the planned objectives, content, learning experiences, evaluation process, and competencies. The instructor reserves the right to alter the syllabus as needed.