Career Technical Center

Intermediate Architectural Design

Intermediate Architectural Design is a one-credit course that provides students with instruction regarding more advanced and detailed architectural plans.  Topics include introduction to multilevel residential design, plumbing plans, Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning (HVAC) plans, site plans, and stair construction.  Upon successful completion of this course, students are able to organize, lay out, and draw more advanced level residential architectural plans in greater detail.  Leadership activities, cocurricular opportunities, and employability skills are emphasized in appropriate career and technical education organization affiliations.  The prerequisite for this course is Introduction to Architectural Design.


Residential Multilevel Floor Plan


Students will:


  1. Create a basic multilevel residential floor plan, including symbols, dimensions, window and door schedule, and notes.
    • Identifying elements and features found on residential multilevel floor plans
    • Identifying interior design considerations in multilevel floor plans
    • Determining room relationships and exterior design factors in multilevel floor plans



      Residential Plumbing Plan


  2. Create a plumbing plan, including symbols, fixtures, and notes.
    • Identifying plumbing terms, abbreviations, and definitions
    • Explaining the placement of water supply lines and waste discharge in a plumbing plan



      Residential Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning Plans


  3. Create a residential HVAC system plan using needed symbols.
    • Identifying standard heating and cooling systems



      Residential Site Plan


  4. Create a residential site plan layout using plan notes, terms, symbols, and dimensions.
    • Identifying types of site plans
    • Describing site layout and location




      Residential Stair Construction and Layout


  5. Create a drawing of a stairway for a multilevel residential dwelling.
  • Applying stair components to a drawing of a residential stairway
  • Determining rise and run for a residential stairway
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