Architectural Drawing

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ARCH105 Architectural Drawing I

Credits: 3
Offered: Fall, Spring
Prerequisite: None

Architectural drawing is an international communication language that has its own rules and grammar. It makes connections and exchanges possible between people working in different geographical areas and different cultural contexts. This course addresses the question of how we have to draw as well as why we draw as we do. It explores hand-drawing and digital approaches to both abstract representation and simulation of visual perception. Students learn computer-aided drafting that is appropriate for presentation drawings and free-hand drawing as a quicker and more expressive way to outline study sketches, conceptual diagrams, and travel sketches. Lessons and exercises address: plan, section, and façade in 2D representation; axonometric drawing in 3D representation; free-hand sketching; the use of AutoCAD for computer-aided drawing; and basic digital solid modeling.

(See syllabus below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)

Course Syllabus Fall 2014 (Sylvie Duvernoy)

ARCH205 Architectural Drawing II

Credits: 3
Offered: Fall, Spring
Prerequisite: Architectural Drawing I

Students increase their knowledge of representation theory and learn more advanced representation practices. Exercises in free-hand drawing alternate with exercises in computer-aided drawing. In addition to the topics already studied in the previous course, lessons and coursework address: use of perspective in 3D representation; color theory and color practice; shade and shadows; advanced solid modeling; and the use of Photoshop for basic rendering techniques.

(See syllabus below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)

Course Syllabus Spring 2015 (Sylvie Duvernoy)