Career Technical Center

Advanced Architectural Design

Advanced Architectural Design is a one-credit course that provides students with instruction regarding more complex design considerations and construction drawings.  Topics include fireplace construction, presentation drawings, building specifications, building codes, and light commercial drawing.  Upon successful completion of this course, students are able to design and create presentations of residential house plans.  This course also provides an introduction to light commercial construction drawings.  Leadership activities, cocurricular opportunities, and employability skills are emphasized in appropriate career and technical education organization affiliations.  The prerequisite for this course is Intermediate Architectural Design.



Fireplace Construction and Layout


Students will:


  1. Create a fireplace section and elevation with labels, notes, and dimensions.
    • Identifying the components of a masonry fireplace and chimney



      Presentation Drawings


  2. Prepare a residential presentation drawing.
    • Using various types of presentation drawings

      Examples:  pictorial, three-dimensional

    • Identifying methods of presentation



      Building Specifications


  3. Prepare material specification sheets for a residential home design.
    • Determining construction specifications for a residential home design
    • Identifying factors that influence specific requirements of home construction



      Building Codes and Interior Design


  4. Demonstrate the application of national building codes to residential design.
    • Explaining the effect of codes on exit facilities, light, ventilation, and sanitation requirements
    • Explaining the effect of codes on handicap requirements and room dimensions




      Basic Commercial Drafting


  5. Draw plans to illustrate basic commercial building types.
  • Identifying common types of commercial drawings
  • Describing how building codes relate to commercial structures
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