Architectural Design

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Architectural Design

Students discover the challenges of turning a client’s requirements into a viable, aesthetically pleasing solution. By the end of this experience, students will have a better idea of what it means to go back to the drawing board.

Project-based activities include:

Activity: Structure Evaluation
Activity: Internet Research - Great Buildings
Activity: The History of Architecture
Activity: Architecture in the Future
Activity: Interviewing Clients
Activity: Site Planning
Activity: Plans, Elevations, & Sections
Activity: Mad Hatter's Teahouse
Activity: Diagramming a Problem & Drawing Elevations
Activity: Site Planning
Activity: Shading the Sun
Activity: Narrative Writing & Checkpoint Test
Activity: Directed Problem
Activity: Physics
Activity: Introduction to CAD
Activity: Technotown
Activity: Argumentative Writing, Career Research & Planning, and Checkpoint Test
Activity: Design Brief Research, Organization, Planning & Presentation

LAB

HS STEM

GRADES

9 to 12

CURRICULUM HOURS

20

CAREER CLUSTERS

Architecture & Construction, STEM

FEATURES

• NAF Approved
• University of California A-G Approved Course
• Project-Based Learning
• Career Ready Practices
• Reading and Writing in Context
• Customizable Content
• Directed Problem

PC Required