ARCH1008 Architectural Residential Technology I

This course introduces the process of designing and drafting residential construction drawings while applying drafting standards, codes, and design principles. The student will produce construction drawings for a single family home.




Qualifying score on reading assessment test or ENGL0901 and prerequisite or concurrent enrollment in ARCH1101 and prerequisite or concurrent enrollment in ARCH1203 recommended

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Define Architectural Technology Career paths
Translate field dimensions to architectural scale plans
Describe benefits of site locations
Draft site plan to scale
Analyze site/building orientation and environmental design strategies
Demonstrate residential code compliance
Develop conceptual bubble diagrams
Develop functional floor plan room relationships
Define stair terminology
Identify stair types
Calculate stair risers and run
Apply kitchen design standards
Apply bath design standards
Implement architectural graphic standards to produce construction drawings
Create exterior elevation views
Draft accurate views using ortho-graphic projection
Draft building sections to scale
Produce foundation plan layout
Produce floor plan layout
Draft standard plan/section details
Interpret project specifications
Sketch plan, section and elevation views to scale
Identify design styles
Draft roof plan

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details