COURSE TITLE:            Drafting IV (Architectural Design)

    INSTRUCTOR:    Mr. Persichetti

    The purpose of this handout is to tell you what you must be able to do in order to get credit for this course. It is your responsibility to understand these requirements and to ask questions if you are unsure, and to share this information with your parents. It is suggested that you keep this handout in your notebook throughout the course.

    I.                    GENERAL REQUIREMENTS (For all levels of drafting)

    A.       All students must attend class regularly in compliance with Board Policy. Excessive absence can result in the student being placed on “No Credit Status” regardless of the final grade achieved in the course.

    B.       All Final marking period tests and / or culminating project assigned by the instructor must be completed by the student in order to receive credit for the course.

    C.       Final grades in all courses will be determined by an average system as described in Board Policy.

    II.                  OVERVIEW OF COURSE

    Prerequisite: DRAFTING III

    The drafting IV course is intended as a first course in architectural design. It will help students learn the fundamental skills and concepts necessary for planning, designing & drawing. Its main thrust is to show students how to prepare architectural drawings that will effectively and accurately communicate ideas & designs to clients, contractors & construction personnel. The course will also enhance the students CAD skills related to the architectural field.


    GENERAL OBJECTIVES (For all drafting courses)

    The student will:

    ·          Develop an understanding of the basic relationship of drafting to industry

    ·          Develop a working knowledge of equipment, materials & supplies used in drafting

    ·          Develop an occupational outlook in the areas of student interest.

    ·          Develop the ability to make and interpret technical drawings, sketches, diagrams, charts, & schematics.

    ·          Understand how drawings are produced mechanically and automated.

    ·          Develop skills for employment in the drafting, design, engineering & architectural industries.

    ·          Be prepared for post secondary education in the drafting, design, engineering & architectural fields.

    ·          Develop skills to effectively communicate ideas.

    ·          Organize & produce working portfolios.

    ·          Understand how the uses of technology can affect our life & industry.


    The student will:

    ·          Recognize historical architectural styles & identify several distinct characteristics of each style.

    ·          Relate how the development of materials and construction methods influenced architectural styles.

    ·          Measure & prepare drawings with different scales

    ·          Select & use appropriate types of paper & other drafting supplies

    ·          Differentiate between the types & purposes of architectural drawings

    ·          Prepare Architectural drawings in AutoCAD

    ·          Learn how to design structures ergonomically

    ·          Identify the function of indoor living area rooms

    ·          Design the location, size & shape of living areas

    ·          Design indoor lining areas & work them into a convenient floor plan.

    ·          Design and draw outdoor living areas such as porches, patios & decks

    ·          Determine the effectiveness of a traffic pattern in a house

    ·          Design a foyer & entry

    ·          Calculate the correct space needed for stairways & stairwells

    ·          Determine the best shape, size & location for the kitchen

    ·          Plan & draw a work triangle for a kitchen

    ·          Determine the best location for a utility room & equipment needed

    ·          Design a garage or carport

    ·          Plan & draw bedrooms for a sleeping area

    ·          Design an efficient bath

    ·          Use the design process to prepare for drawing accurate and functional floor plans

    ·          Create & design floor plan drawings

    ·          Use dimensions that convey precise accurate info for builders

    ·          Apply the principals & elements of deign to create elevation drawings.

    ·          Mathematically establish the pitch of a roof

    ·          Draw accurate scaled & dimensioned elevations

    ·          Design & draw landscape plans

    ·          Apply principles of perspective drawings to create exterior pictorial drawings

    ·          Construct a architectural model of a house

    ·          Name and define physical forces that act on a building

    ·          Identify & draw the components of a foundation

    ·          Identify & draw the components of floor systems

    ·          Draw an interior wall framing elevation plan

    ·          Draw a roof framing plan showing structural members, sizes & pitch

    ·          Construct a mock up of a roof truss


    IV.                METHODS OF EVALUATION / Marking Period


    ·         Being Prepared

    Do you have the following items?

    o    Notebook

    o    Pencil

    o    Assignments

    o    Drawing equipment

    ·         Actively participating in class lectures / activities

    ·         Intro or Do Now work

    ·         Are you a disruption? (Be the solution not the problem)


    ·         Written tests

    ·         Sets of drawings

    ·         Current Events

    ·         Reading / writing assignments


    ·         Written Tests

    ·         Final Working Drawings

    ·         Oral Presentations

         FINAL EXAM

    ·         Written Test

    ·         Final Drawings

    ·         Culminating Project