Architectural Design and Drafting
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Construction document preparation of residential and commercial projects using the design process, sketching, and manual drafting skills. The student will learn basic design, sketching, and drafting skills in order to produce residential and commercial construction documents.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter
CONTENT AND TOPICS: - Architectural Fundamentals
- Sketching
- Design
- Drawing Techniques
- Working Drawings
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Specifically, the students who successfully complete Architectural Design and Drafting will be able to identify, describe, or perform the following:
1. Prepare construction documentation for residential and/or commercial projects, using the design process, sketching, and manual drafting skills.
2. Produce neat and legible architectural lettering style.
3. Become acquainted with the Uniform Drawing Standards used in the industry.
4. Develop teamwork skills in project research through the selection and use of handbooks, reference materials, and other sources of architectural drafting resource information.
REQUIREMENTS: Evaluation and Grading: What you learn in class supersedes by about ten times the simple grade you receive. A student learns by doing and this drafting class requires A LOT OF DOING to become proficient. During lectures, students are expected to listen, observe, and take notes. NO DRAFTING DURING LECTURES IS ACCEPTABLE. Points will be deducted if this is not followed. In evaluation of each student's performance and mastery of assignments and course work, the following criteria will be used for student evaluation.
A. Attendance, class participation, attitude, and individual initiative: The college attendance policy is in force. Regular attendance and punctuality will influence the final grade and the level of achievement.
B. Handout Drawing Assignments: It is very important to keep current with the class schedule of drawing assignments. Late assignments will be accepted only one week after assigned. Your assignments are due at a specified date. It is your responsibility to do your own work and deliver your drawings on time. See assignment sheet and follow it closely!! This will be worth approximately 12% of grade.
C. Teamwork: Teamwork and partnership is how buildings are completed in the architecture and construction industry. You will be assigned to a specific team of class members. One of the members will be chosen as the team captain who will coordinate the group. You will be encouraged to use your team as a study group. Your task is to help build each other in the team that all may be successful. Your team will be graded on the research done for the design project. This will be worth approximately 6% of grade
D. Design Assignment: This assignment will help you to apply principles learned in lecture and lab. This will be worth approximately 12% of grade
E. Quizzes & Tests: Pop quizzes and 1 Unit test to evaluate the student's acquired skills and knowledge of the course material. THERE WILL BE NO MAKE-UP OF QUIZZES. YOU MUST BE IN CLASS TO TAKE THE QUIZ. All testing times are posted in your Assignment Sheet, so follow it closely. This will be worth approximately 11% of grade.
G. Final Project: The final project is the culmination of all that has been learned in class. The final project consists of a selection of drawings that would be included in a set of construction documents. This will be worth approximately 59% of grade.

"Conduct and Use" Standards for the Drafting Labs:
1. Room organization is not to be changed without permission; drawing boards and chairs should not be moved from assigned areas without permission.
2. Scales must not be removed from drafting machines.
3. Minor adjustments on machines can be made by the student. This will be illustrated in class.
4. Horseplay or general rowdiness is not acceptable behavior. Stay at your designated drafting station. Students are responsible for laboratory equipment, and will be charged for damages or loss incurred through thoughtless or careless activity.
a. drinking or eating in laboratory areas
b. reading newspapers
c. rowdy or unnecessary conversation
d. individual, non-applicable study at such times when drawing surfaces are needed
6. It should never become necessary to use ballpoint pens in labs.
7. Each student is responsible for housekeeping his area -- leave it clean!! All used tape should be placed on the class tape ball or in trash cans provided. If your drawing surface is dirty, ask instructor for cleaner and clean it.
8. Lab Policy: Within the first week of class, the student is to select a drafting table that will be his/her lab station for the term. Lockers are available at the back of the classroom, simply place your personal lock on a locker of your choice. All materials must be removed from the locker at the end of the semester.
9. Blueprint Room: The blueprint room is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday for students to copy his/her work for assignments, etc. PLEASE plan your schedule and adhere to this policy!!
PREREQUISITES: Arch 100 and Arch 110 (Arch 110 could be taken simultaneously)
OTHER: All designers, draftspersons, and architects should begin to acquire equipment at an early stage in their education. Several points are important to consider when buying equipment:
1) don't buy too much
2) avoid novelty items
3) get good quality
4) take care of it so that it will last a lifetime.

Consider your investment well spent. The following list is the required equipment/materials list for this class:
A. Two pencil types are required:
1) Mechanical drawing pencil and F, H, 2H, 3H, and 4H or non-print leads or pencils;
2) Metric drawing pencils: .5 mm, .7 mm, and .9 mm. Leads for the metric pencils are:
a. .5 mm - 2H, 4H, or non-print
b. .7 mm - F, H, 2H
(Lead substitutions are an individual preference)
c. .9 mm - H
B. Drafting erasers (nylon or vinyl)
C. Drafting tape, erasing shield, drafting brush, and sandpaper pad.
D. Architectural scale and civil engineers scale.
E. 10" or 8" Adjustable triangle. Alvin 110CB or Alvin 108CB
F. Lead pointer or sharpener. Sharpener is not required with metric pencils.
G. Templates:
Plumbing - Plan Views. American Standard #9383TA or Timely T-30 or equivalent is recommended.
Circle - Timely T-88 A
There are a number of plan templates that will work for the class. If you already have a floor plan template, you don't have to buy another.
H. Lettering Guide, Ames type only.
I. French curve, any size will do.
J. Non-Print Blue Prisma Color Pencil - (for foundation plan and sections)

The required equipment listed above is available at most engineering supply stores. For student convenience the book store has an drawing instrument packet which includes most of the required equipment listed above. You will be required to purchase equipment not included in the packet.

In addition to your equipment you should acquire:
1. A roll of sketching paper (Sketching paper comes in white or canary.) 12" - 18" any size.
2. Sheets of drawing Mylar without borders as required
a. 8 " x 11" (6 to 7 sheets)
b. 18" x 24" (9 to 10 sheets) Can get 24"x 36" and cut in half.
3. Small point felt-tip marker or soft graphite lead for sketching