Basic manual drafting course that introduces graphic tools, techniques, and conventions used for effective visual communication in interior design. Students develop skills in architectural drafting, lettering, line quality, symbols, and sheet organization in the creation of a full set of residential construction drawings.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
To expose students to two-dimensional design fundamentals, quality drafting, and graphic visual communication skills. Students will learn to read an architectural scale and produce drawings in a variety of scales. Using mechanical pencils and technical pens, students will create residential foundation and floor plans, interior and exterior elevations, building and cabinet sections, and incorporate appropriate architectural lettering and symbols, labels, notes, and varied line weights all graphically arranged in a full set of construction drawings.
- Architectural drafting equipment, terminology, and definitions
- Reading and usage of an architectural scale and other drafting instruments
- Reading and analyzing architectural blueprints
- Production of schematic drawings using mechanical pencils
- Purpose and format of titleblocks
- Analysis of residential schematic construction drawings: floor plans, furniture plans, interior and exterior elevations, foundation plans, building section cuts, cabinetry section cuts, and reflected ceiling plans
- Proper architectural lettering skills
- Discussion of complete construction drawing packets, reference symbols and numbers, sheet numbers and letters, title page, labeling, table of contents, and order and organization of drawings
- Reading and production of residential kitchen and bath floor plans, mechanical plans, and elevations using guidelines and format set forth by the National Kitchen and Bath Association
- Identify, define, and employ strong design vocabulary as it pertains to the architectural drafting.
- Exhibit proficiency in reading and creating architectural details in schematic drawings.
- Exhibit proficiency in reading and using an architectural scale.
- Produce various types of schematic drawings that make up a typical set of residential construction drawings.
- Demonstrate an ability to read architectural blueprints.
- Demonstrate an ability to visually communicate two-dimensional technical construction drawings using standard manual drafting tools and equipment.
- Demonstrate an understanding of and effectively utilize a titleblock.
- Effectively utilize and apply a variety of techniques to visually communicate construction drawings including the use of proper architectural lettering, appropriate symbols, varied lineweights, proper dimensioning, wall thicknesses, and titles, notes, doors, and windows and other architectural details.
- Exhibit proficient skills and accuracy in the production of a full set of residential construction drawings including foundation plans, floor plans, interior and exterior elevations, building section cut and cabinetry section cut.
- Demonstrate an understanding and skill in the production of kitchen and bath floor plans, mechanical plans and elevations using the National Kitchen and Bath Association drafting format and design guidelines.
Assessment and Requirements
Production of the following manually drafted residential architectural schematic drawings:
- Floor Plans
- Foundation Plan
- Exterior Elevations
- Interior Elevations
- Building Section Cut
- Kitchen floor plan and elevations in NKBA drafting Format
- Cover Page, Table of Contents and Titleblock
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Provide, in writing, a request to the department indicating the proposed rationale for requesting credit and describing the type of college-level learning upon which the request is based.
Submit a portfolio of work and documentation to substantiate the request.
Schedule an interview with the appropriate instructor(s) to discuss the request and portfolio.
Upon review of the request, portfolio, and documentation, the department will make a determination whether credit will be granted.