Projects, lectures, demonstrations, and exercises coordinated with studio projects to integrate drawing in all phases of the design process. Lessons in diagramming of design concepts and planning and presenting design solutions. Prerequisite: ARCH 211; corequisite: ARCH 300.
In continuing the development of the drawing concepts and skills introduced in Arch 210 and 211, this course is designed to develop an awareness of drawing as an exploratory, descriptive, and communication tool in the design Projects, lectures, demonstrations, and exercises coordinated with studio projects to integrate drawing in all phases of the design process. Lessons in diagramming of design concepts and planning and presenting design solutions.
Student learning goals
An understanding of drawing as an exploratory, descriptive, and communication tool in the design process
An understanding the roles different kinds of drawings have in the design process The range of presentation and reprographic techniques available to designers and appropriate applications of each
The ability to develop multi-sectional drawings and construct topographical models of a site
The ability to use computer modeling to help visualize design alternatives
The ability to diagram design concepts as well as plan, layout, and execute a presentation of a design solution
General method of instruction
Each class session consists of a mandatory lecture to introduce concepts followed by optional demonstrations to illustrate methods and techniques applicable to an associated exercise to further develop understanding of the concepts. In so far as possible, drawing exercises and projects will be related to the design projects in the ARCH 300 studio.
Prerequisite: ARCH 211; co requisite: ARCH 300
Class assignments and grading
This course focuses on developing skill with tools used in design. Emphasis is placed on the studentís ability to understand and apply, through exercises, the methods introduced and discussed in class. All individual exercises will be evaluated and marked using a number system of 1 through 10. In addition to the specific instructions included with each project statement, general criteria that apply to all work are: First and foremost, your ability to demonstrate your understanding of concepts presented and mastery of skills taught (marks 1-7); correctness of the work, accuracy, illustrating methodology (showing and labeling construction) and draftsmanship (neatness, line weight, and line quality) can add up to 3 additional points for a maximum of 10. Timeliness of completion is important and marks will be appropriately reduced for late work.
The quarter grade is based on the sum of the evaluations the individual exercises; weighted to reflect the relative time required for each. In this manner, the grade is an assessment of a student's understanding of concepts and quality or work; adjusted for the studentís participation and progress. Note that this places a premium on responding to all of the assigned exercises.