This course is a study of methods, systems, and materials used in the design and construction of commercial buildings. An emphasis is placed on the integration of materials and systems used for foundations, envelope construction, and roof systems. A general study of the International Building Code is included with respect to public commercial structures. Various two-dimensional and three-dimensional computer applications are used throughout the course.
This is a course that presents students with a systematic approach to architectural design methods. Methods of graphic thinking are introduced as a means of exploring and evaluating issues related to the design process. Architectural form and style are investigated relative to human factors and environmental context. Verbal and graphic communication skills are also refined in the development of student design presentations.
Introductory course designed to expose students to fundamental design skills, 3D problems solving, color theory, perspective drawing and rendering. The course examines specific issues such as format, figure/ground, rhythm, contrast, datum, value, space definition, color theory/rendering, one and two point perspective methods and basic model building.
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.