Topics covered will vary from year to year. Students will engage in a variety of learning styles and strategies, but mostly it will be a ‘hands on’ course. This is a FUN introductory course ideal for students who want to explore the world of architecture, interior design and/or engineering.
Topics include: learning how to draw using pencils and other drawing related instrument, learning to see geometric shapes and design in a different manner, and learning to express their creative ideas using hand drawing and computer aided design software. This course will also see students create several scale models. Students will spend a majority of the class time in creating individual drawings and designs, which will lead to the creation of their architectural portfolio. Special topics include: hand lettering exercises, drawing various architectural lines, and turning ideas into scale models.
There will be optional local and international field trips related to course content learning.
In this course we will explore the various aspects of Drafting Technology.
Topics will include:
– Lettering (Special Hand Skills)
– Basic Hand Drawings
– Basic Tools and Instruments
– Drafting Essentials (Alphabet of Lines)
– Isometric Drawings/Orthographics/Various Projections
– Use of 2D and 3D software
– Introduction to industry standards
Design and Modeling
– 2 Bedroom Apartment Unit
– Shopping Mall
– Mechanical Drawings
-Introduction to Architecture and Design
– Understanding the use of Space
– Discussions will include Good vs Bad Design