• Architectural Drawing

    Course Syllabus


    Teacher: Mr. Mayes                                                           Credit: 1


              This course offers an introductory level experience in the field of Architectural Drafting and Design.  You will learn basic design principles and knowledge of the design process throughout the course of the year.


    Expected Outcomes


              At completion of this course students will have developed a complete working set of plans for a residential structure.  The plans will be working set-of plans that follow residential building code guide lines.  The completed plans will show all aspects of design and what goes into the planning and developing of a structure before it is actually constructed.  Students will research and explore construction materials to apply to their designs for a structurally supportive structure.


    Content to be Covered


    Title Page

    Plot Plan                                                          Door and Window plan 1

    Door and Window Plan 2                               Door and Window Schedule

    Fixture Plan 1                                                  Fixture Plan 2

    Dimension Plan 1                                            Dimension Plan 2

    Dimension Kitchen Plan                                 Dimension Stair Plan

    Floor Joist Plan                                               Foundation Plan

    Detailed Section                                             Full Section

    Framing Section                                              Truss Plan

    Elevation 1                                                      Elevation 2

    Elevation 3                                                      Elevation 4



    Assessment and Evaluation


    Drawings/Tests/Quizzes                    80%

    Participation                                                      20%




              All assignments that you turn in will be assessed under the criteria listed below. 


    Deadline:  All projects must be turned in on time.  Architects are forced to meet deadlines and have completion dates on all projects.


    Objective:  All of the assignments will focus on one or two objectives that must be completed.  You will be graded on the efficiency and accuracy that you did to complete the project.


    Performance:  Using the proper techniques of design in order to accurately draw a symbol of design on the computer.

    Character:  All work must be neatly done using title blocks and proper labeling of all indicated items.


    Grading Policy


    All Assignments must be turned in within the week of the due date.  This means that students have five days to turn in a plan after the due date without penalty.  After the five day grace period students will lose 10 points for late assignments. 


    Plans that are late or were not turned-in must be handed to the instructor four days prior to the end of the marking period to be accepted and graded for the nine week marking period.  Missing this deadline will be an automatic zero on the plan.


    Attendance Policy


    Attendance is critical in this particular classroom setting.  The classroom is established and set-up to a real life working situation where people are needed to be at work to complete projects.  Students need to be present in the classroom in order to complete assignments and meet deadlines.  Students will usually not have the software at home to complete projects outside of the classroom.  Failure to come to class will possibly lead to failure of the course.




              After completion of the course you will be able to identify and complete the following criteria:


    Students will be able to:


              Identify different residential structures

              Identify different structural material

              Analyze site development

    Understand zoning and building codes

    Analyze design and process planning

    Identify the need of different design plans

    Determine const analyses and financial planning

    Evaluate methods of technical planning

    Understand basic Engineering Calculations




    Complete all Assignments and meet Deadlines

    Cooperate with teacher and other students

    You are responsible for all make-up work

    Maintain a clean an organized workstation

    Come to class on time and ready to work

    No Food or drink (except bottled water) in the classroom





    1.6.11 A&C

    2.2.11 A-F

    2.3.11 A-C

    2.6.11 B

    2.9.11 F

    3.6.12 D

    3.8.12 A & D






    Course Questions


    1.     Why are historical buildings important in implementing structurally sound designs today?

    2.     Why are regional codes applied to all designs?

    3.     What are the two most important roles of any designer?

    4.     Why is the design process important in organizing and establishing the design?

    5.     How has AutoCadd advanced the designing process in the workplace?

    6.     What is the difference between the aesthetical design and structural design?

    7.     What are some basic design jobs that are available to people with AutoCadd skills in the community?

    8.     How are building codes and zoning codes established?

    9.     Why do building designs differ from region to region and what is the biggest contributing factor to these designs?

    10. How has pre-engineered material affected the building trade?