Architectural Design 1

  • Architectural Design 1

    Grade level:

    9 to 12

    Course units:

    10 Credits – Year Course

    Graduation requirement:

    Career Technical Education/Visual and Performing Arts

    University of California/California State University a-g requirement:

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    Prerequisite:  None

    Suggested Course Preparation/Critical Skills:  Students need to be able to work independently and in teams. Since most of our work is done in our lab, regular attendance is important.

    Course Description: Architectural Design is a one-year course that introduces students to the key ideas, practices and principles of Architectural Design. This course integrates academic and technical preparation and includes study of the cultural and historical influences on architectural design, the concepts of architectural planning, and the fundamentals of drawing and design. The course provides students with opportunities for career exploration and development of career-readiness skills. Students solve design problems creatively and collaboratively and learn the artistic processes, skills and techniques used by architects today. This course is designed to introduce students to careers in Architecture, Design, City Planning, Construction Management, and related fields. Students who complete the course with a letter grade of “B” or higher receive three units of college credit issued through the San Mateo Community College District.

    Major Projects/AssignmentsStudents learn how to create architectural drawings and models using hand drawing and drafting, Revit (a Building Information Modeling software program), and physical model building.

    Approximate homework assigned daily:  Minimal homework as most projects are done in our lab.

Architectural Design 2

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    Architectural Design 2

    Grade level:

    10 to 12

    Course units:

    10 Credits – Year Course

    Graduation requirement:

    Career Technical Education/Visual and Performing Arts

    University of California/California State University a-g requirement:

    g  

               

    Prerequisite:  Architectural Design 1& 2

    May be repeated for credit.

    Suggested Course Preparation/Critical Skills:  Students need to be able to work independently and in group situations.  Since most of our work is done in our lab, regular attendance is important.

    Course Description: In this course, students refine their skills in design, hand drawing, Revit and model building. Students develop a portfolio of design projects and learn more about structural considerations, framing techniques and notable figures in architecture. Students gain the skills needed for internships or entry level employment in the field. Students who complete the course with a letter grade of “B” or higher receive three units of college credit issued through the San Mateo Community College District.  This course may be repeated for additional credit.

    Major Projects/Assignments:  Students complete comprehensive design projects including a residence and small community center or similar type building. Students use hand drawing, Revit and physical model building to complete project proposals.

    Approximate homework assigned daily:  Minimal homework as most projects are done in our lab.