Catalog Description and Credit Hours of Course:
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.
or consent of the instructor.
Objectives of the Course:
Students shall prepare a set of architectural
drawings comparable to those typically produced by a technician
working in the architectural field.
Students shall understand code restrictions
and proper material usage for all allied fields.
Students shall understand the needs of integrating
aesthetics and cost efficiency within the limits of three-dimensional
Students shall be able to research and prepare
construction specifications in addition to reading
and interpreting existing specifications.
Students shall develop the skills necessary
to prepare material takeoffs and cost estimates of various
Students shall develop the ability to perform
mathematical calculations necessary for such tasks as roof
framing, board foot measure calculations, earthwork, and
Expectations of Student:
Read all assignments in the textbook.
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.
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.
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.
Normally, the lecture on the chapters will precede
related laboratory drafting problem sheets. Be prepared
for a chapter quiz at each lecture.
Course Content or Outline
Chapter 1: The World of Architecture
Chapter 2: Basic House Design
Chapter 3: Primary Considerations
Chapter 4: Drawing Instruments and
Chapter 5: Room Planning, Sleeping
Chapter 6: Room Planning, Living
Chapter 7: Room Planning, Service
Chapter 8: Plot Plans
Chapter 9: Footing, Foundations,
Chapter 10: The Foundation Plan
Chapter 11: Sill and Floor Construction
Chapter 12: Wall and Ceiling Construction
Chapter 13: Doors and Windows
Chapter 14: Stairs
Chapter 15: Fireplaces and Chimneys
Chapter 16: The Floor Plan
Chapter 17: Roof Designs
Chapter 18: Elevations
Chapter 19: Residential Electric
Chapter 20: The Electrical Plan
Chapter 21: Residential Plumbing
Chapter 22: The Plumbing Plan
Chapter 23: Residential Climate
Chapter 24: Climate Control Plan
Chapter 29: Perspective Drawings
Chapter 30: Presentation Drawings
Chapter 31: Architectural Models
Chapter 32: Material and Tradework
Textbook and/or Other required Materials and
Kicklighter, Clois E.; (1990). Architectural,
Residential Drawing &
Design. Goodheart-Wilcox Company, South Holland,
Drafting Equipment and Supplies.
Basis for Student Evaluation:
The common criteria for evaluation of drafting
Letter grades are assigned based upon the following
end of the semester averages:
and below -- F
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