Architectural Design

  • Architectural Design 1

    Grade Levels: 9-12                    

    Architectural Design is a one-year course focusing on the creative processes of planning and designing a single family home.  After studying the history and basic principles of architecture, the student will design a single family home and use Auto-Cad to create an original set of architecture plans.  Emphasis will be placed on learning the fundamentals of architectural design and mastering the basic tools needed to draw using AutoCAD.

    This course meets the UC/CSU “F” VAPA requirement. 

    This course meets the CTE or VAPA district graduation requirement.

     

    Architectural Design 2

    Grade Levels: 10-12

    Prerequisite:  Architectural Design 1

    Architectural Design 2 is an advanced course that builds upon the student's understanding of the fundamentals of architecture and the elements of design acquired in the foundational course. The projects in this course will focus on community centers, recreational facilities and public buildings as opposed to residential designs. Emphasis will be placed on Green Building strategies that conserve energy and water and reduce consumption, pollution, and waste.  Students will use Autodesk Revit which has tools and features that are specifically designed to support building information modeling (BIM). Students will design projects and communicate their design solutions through 3D drawings, models, written narratives and presentations.

    This course meets the UC/CSU “G” elective requirement.

    This course meets the CTE or VAPA district graduation requirement.