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 commercial 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.