This course is designed to introduce students to two-dimensional and three-dimensional programs used in the architectural and interior design industries today. It intends to walk students through the basics of Revit and establish a foundation for the future learning of computer applied design. Once a basic understanding of the software environment is established, students will produce a series of architectural documents. These drawings will incorporate Revit as a design, drafting and analytical tool.
This course introduces the student to the fundamental principles of mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems for residential and commercial buildings. MEP system components, their integration into the building, and energy conservation are discussed and illustrated. Students will design various residential systems and will solve problems related to heat loss, fuel usage, fixture quantity, and supply and drain, waste, and vent piping.
An introduction to fundamental design, architectural design drawing and applied drawing techniques. Students are introduced in lecture to design and drawing principles, techniques and conventions used to develop and communicate architectural ideas. Lab assignments emphasize the relationship between drawing and three-dimensional form and space, and include exercises in basic design and model-making.
This course introduces students to the materials, methods and systems commonly used in residential construction. Students will study the inherent qualities of materials and develop an understanding of their use and integration within a residential structure. Students will study the physical properties of the materials as well as how the materials are manufactured to produce a satisfactory product for the construction process.