May 20, 2022  
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ARC 273 - Architectural Design

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 4
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Students design, develop, and document a residential project from initial conception to final design and documentation.
Prerequisite:    with a C or better or Instructor Approval
Competencies
  1. Compose an architectural program for a house for a family of four, two parents, one daughter and one son
    1. Identify “required” rooms and/or spaces
    2. Distinguish “needs” from “wants”
    3. Prioritize items in each category
  2. Organize, by hand, using tracing paper or flimsy, required program elements, using the “bubble diagram” technique, a functional layout in a Plan view
    1. Examine spatial relationships of spaces to allow or disallow visual and/or audible connections
    2. Rearrange program elements of the “bubble diagram” to incrementally improve the design
    3. Distill Floor Plans from your final “bubble diagram”
    4. Prioritize information for annotating room names or functions
    5. Design Front, Rear and Side Exterior Elevations from the Floor Plan
    6. Reorganize and Formulate design improvements
  3. Present the Schematic Design version to the Instructor and other students
  4. Transfer/translate the design to a computer 3D modeling application
    1. Develop a Roof Plan
    2. Adapt and refine the functionality, aesthetic, and performance of the design
    3. Propose flooring, wall covering, trim, and exterior materials
  5. Present the Design Development version to the Instructor and other students
  6. Present your Final Design layout to your instructor and class
    1. Integrate criticisms from ongoing discussions
    2. Review the process to date



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