RESIDENTIAL DESIGN*

Units

Assignment of a studio project in the residential field utilizing programming, schematic design and design development with emphasis on the spatial envelope. Students will specify all materials for the living space and complete the project by preparing a model and boards.

ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING I*

3.5 Units

Drafting skills and blueprint reading. Emphasis is placed on the structural aspects of residential and commercial blueprints.

REVIT ARCHITECTURE

Units

This course teaches the concepts and tools of Revit, a building information modeling program for architects and interior designers. Students are introduced to Revit’s powerful 3D model organization for visualization, presentation, and creation of construction documents. Instruction demonstrates how this unique software enables design professionals to save time and reduce errors as design changes are automatically coordinated throughout the entire model and drawing set.

DIGITAL PRESENTATION

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Digital Presentation (Using TinkerCad, InDesign & SketchUp’s Fly-through Animation) This course introduces the student to three software programs. The first four weeks teaches the student to design with a 3D Printer. The second four weeks teaches the student InDesign, a publishing software program and the final four weeks develops the student’s ability to create video animation with SketchUp’s Fly-through Animation.

KITCHEN/BATH

Units

Design and plan safe and effective kitchens and bathrooms; utilize key industry information and planning guidelines based on historical review, current industry environment, future trends, consumer lifestyles, research, building codes and current industry practices.

CAREER STUDY

Units

Internship with professional designers. Learning goals are set and a professor works with the student on a weekly basis to discuss the student’s progress. Prerequisite: Faculty consent.

SENIOR STUDIO

Units

An advanced studio teaching the student to solve problems of a complex nature. Developing the spatial envelope of a multilevel space for a mixed use project, students will design the space using concepts and skills learned in prior studios. The course includes lectures, demonstrations and critiques of works-in-progress. Digital boards and construction documents are created in this class.

HISTORIC PRESERVATION THESIS

Units

Students study the art of historical detail and preservation of houses in California. Research and preservation methods are studied.

COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING II

Units

Continuation of architectural computer drafting with emphasis on interior design, using AUTOCAD software and Windows.