Lectures, demonstrations, and exercises to develop drawing skills and techniques applicable to architectural design problems. Topics include advanced perspective construction, shade and shadow calculations, descriptive geometry, topographical manipulation, and additional appropriate topics at the request of the class. Prerequisite: ARCH 315.
ARCH 316 is intended as an elective supplement to the required design drawing sequence. It was developed to provide the opportunity for students who wish to further develop their ability to manipulate three-dimensional design solutions with the ease of the abstraction of two-dimensional drawings. The course focuses on concepts and techniques for three-dimensional visualization and graphic problem solving that are independent of the tools used to produce the drawings and remain relevant with the advent of digital graphic tools.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Course sessions will alternate between the lecture room, where concepts and techniques are introduced and demonstrated, and your design studio where you will have the opportunity to practice the drawing skills with supervision. The exercises are intended to concisely focus on the issues discussed in lecture to help you internalize the concepts.
ARCH 210, 211, and 315 are prerequsites for this course. Drawing equipment required is the same as required for ARCH 315. No text is required; class notes will be provided. Design Drawing, Francis D. K. Ching with Steven P. Juroszek, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1998 is a highly recommended text.
Class assignments and grading
Typically, there will be a short exercise due at the beginning of the lab session to reinforce concepts covered in the lecture. We will work on a more comprehensive exercise in studio during the lab session, which is due at the end of the session.
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. An average evaluation of 7 on the exercises is equivalent to a 2.6 grade. Note that this places a premium on responding to all of the assigned exercises. There will not be a final exam.