Intro to Architecture

Intro to Architecture

In Principles of Architecture, students will review various concepts used in the design and architecture field. They will learn about basic drafting equipment and how to use and maintain it. They will analyze challenges and solutions within the development of design. They will also learn how to prepare drawings manually and using AutoCAD software. A substantial portion of the course will be spent on sequential processes so students develop an understanding of creating and annotating drawings as well as how to apply standard rules regarding line types, offset objects, creating layers, and setting up a page for plotting. They will also explore three-dimensional drawing and use coordinating and navigation systems to create them. *Access to AutoCAD is required.

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What You’ll Learn
Associated Careers
  • How to use and maintain drafting equipment, measuring scales, drafting instruments, and reproduction equipment
  • The use of space, scale, and environmental features to create three-dimensional forms
  • How to prepare drawings containing linear and angular standard dimensions
  • How to prepare working, pictorial, and surface drawings
  • And more…
  • Building surveyor
  • Town planner
  • Production designer
  • Structural engineer
  • Architectural technologist
  • And many more…


What You’ll Create
Associated 21st-Century Skills
  • A basic drafting drawing of a pet or family member
  • A presentation providing a step-by-step tutorial on preparing assembly drawings
  • An infographic including the top 10 AutoCAD drawing and editing commands
  • A presentation providing a step-by-step tutorial showing how to use the Extrude command to transform an object
  • Teamwork
  • Creativity
  • Problem-solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Communication


System/Equipment Requirements


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