Students taking this course explore the art of architecture, the design process, the language of architecture, how methods and materials shape buildings, the relationship between structural types, and the use of space and how architecture reflects the culture for which it was built.
This course introduces students to classical drawing techniques and computer-aided design methods using AutoCAD software. Drawing terminology, text creation and editing, dimensioning, AutoCAD menus, file manipulations, plotting, and geometric construction techniques are used to create 2-D drawings.
In this course, students learn drawing techniques including section views, auxiliary views, and dimensioning styles using AutoCAD software. AutoCAD commands include model and paper space viewports, polylines, multilines and splines, annotation with text, use of attributes for data storage and extraction, xrefs, and basic 3-D drawing techniques.
Hands-on experience with the Autodesk software provided in this course introduces students to the basic functions of building information modeling (BIM). Concentration is on building parts (walls, floors, roofs, doors, windows), and construction documents are produced from 3-D models.
Hands-on experience with Autodesk REVIT Building software allows students to continue the work started in Beginning REVIT. Students concentrate on schedules, family components, production of construction documents, and rendering.
Advanced REVIT architecture encourages students to advance their skill level beyond fundamental technical skills to an increased understanding of building information modeling in collaboration with other advanced users. The curriculum presents a set of advanced problems involving typical issues encountered in contract document production in a multi-user environment in the architecture, engineering, and construction industries. Students are encouraged to explore personal areas of interest within the course objectives.
Students investigate the process by which architects and drafters determine the form of a small wood-frame building and produce the set of drawings, models, and specifications used to build the building.
Students design and graphically document several aspects of commercial architecture: steel and masonry structure, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC.
Students encounter the problems involved in changing the usage of a building including antique or dangerous materials, specification writing, ADA and other codes, and cost estimating.
Hands-on experience with this 3-D modeling, rendering, and animation software introduces students to the creation of 3-D models, materials, lighting, and key frame animation.
Students continue the work they began in ARCH 2520 by designing, developing, and polishing a project that demonstrates their ability to create 3-D models and animations.
Students focus on vertical buildings: structure, mechanical core, vertical transportation, egress, fire protection, and parking.
This course permits instruction in special content areas not included in other courses of the Architectural Design Technology program.