Topics covered will vary from year to year. Students will engage in a variety of learning styles and strategies, but mostly it will be a ‘hands on’ course. This is an advanced level course ideal for students who want to explore the world of architecture, interior design and/or engineering.
This course is designed to provide post-secondary and career exploration opportunities for students who may want to consider this field as a possible career path.
Topics include:drawing various architectural lines, and turning ideas into scale models. using advanced CAD techniques to design and create 3D architectural models as well as to solve simulated design problems. Discussions will include ‘Form vs. Function’, and intended and unintended usage of space. Students will also learn to apply technologies associated with: land survey, aerial photo mapping and urban planning to solve engineering design problems in an urban setting, as well as designing buildings and structures to support a busy urban center.
Students will also examine examples of ‘good architecture design’ vs. ‘poor architecture design’. 'form & funtion'
Emphasis will also be placed on hand drawings and construction of scale models. Students will spend a majority of the class time creating individual and collaborative designs which will be added to their architectural portfolio.