COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING I*

Units

Introduction to architectural computer drafting with emphasis on interior design, using AUTOCAD software and Windows.

ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN*

Units

Study of sustainable environments, quality of life issues and the “smart house”-use of computers and electronics in buildings.

BUILDING CODES*

Units

An overview of building codes required in commercial installations.

PHOTOSHOP*

Units

Learn skills required for production of digital presentation boards, management of image files, printing and integration of AutoCad into image files.

HEALTHCARE DESIGN*

Units

Study of the design of health care facilities. The class is part lecture and part studio with a set of working portfolio boards completed for the final. Specification writing is also covered.

LIGHTING SPECIFICATIONS*

Units

Analysis of lighting for both residential and contract applications. Special emphasis is on lighting vocabulary, plans, distribution and quality.

TEXTILES*

Units

Exploration of the world of textiles, fibers and their purchase and manufacturing. Resources for textile purchase also will be studied.

BUSINESS PRINCIPLES*

Units

A detailed study of the principles for management of an independent design studio. All business procedures will be researched.

SPACEPLANNING*

3.5 Units

A series of spaceplanning projects are assigned. Speed and accuracy of spaceplanning are stressed. Lecture to accompany the class on space allowance specifications.

MARKER RENDERING*

Units

Students will learn the newest techniques in rendering with markers. Emphasis is placed on three-dimensional illustrations and the development of individual style.

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