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Architectural Design and Drawing

Semester and Year FA 2015
Course Number ARTS-UG1621
Section 001
Instructor Donna Goodman
Days W
Time 6:20 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Units 4
Level U



This workshop introduces the basic process of creating an architectural design. It begins with an analysis of a building by an established architect. Through diagrams and drawings, issues of form, function, concept, and environment are presented. Visual systems of axis and proportions are also explored, as well as the use of light, color, materials, structure, and historical references. Students learn the visual language of architecture by drafting plans, sections, elevations, and renderings. In the second project, students design a loft space. They begin by creating a concept and program. Planning issues, such as function, circulation and spatial organization are discussed, as well as methods for evaluating a project. Designs are developed through perspectives and isometric images made in Sketchup or hand drawings. Films, lectures, and texts on design theory provide additional insights. Drafting experience is useful, but not required.


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Arts Workshops (ARTS-UG)