Part of Unit: Elevation Designs and Layout
Lesson Plan Overview / Details
The students will develop 4 exterior elevations that are derived from their floor plan design. The exterior elevations will be fully details and dimensioned. The elevations will include all notes and dimensions that are needed on the plan. Building material notes will also be required, such as stucco, roofing, bracing, tile, trim, & concrete. The finished elevation will include colors that will compliment the enviromental design of the house.
- 5 Hours
California Career and Technical Education Standards
- ED.A.A2.3 Use the necessary equipment for producing an architectural design and the method...
- ED.A.A2.4 Use freehand graphic communication skills to represent conceptual ideas, analysi...
- ED.A.A7.1 Develop, read, and understand architectural and construction plans, drawings, di...
California Academic Content Standards (Reinforced)
Objectives and Goals
- Reinforcement of the proper way to layout a Exterior Elevation.
- Introduce Exterior Elevation layout.
- Practice assignment for students to gain better understanding of how to layout exterior elevations.
Activities in this Lesson
- Introductory Activity - Hooks / Set
As students walk into the classroom they will notice that the presenter is on and the an image of a completely finished exterior elevation is showing. I will guide the students through the set up of an exterior elevation.
I will instruct students through the projecting process using the floor and roof plans. I will review the different elevation points (ground, floor, header, top plate, and ridge) that are that are necessary for projection. I will then help the students establish the ground line.
Using the class input, I will guide the class through the projection process beginning with ground and projection line. We will work from the ground all the way to the ridge projections while answering questions along the way.
When the front elevation is complete, we will review the process and then allow the students to move onto the right, left and back elevations independently. I will continue to circulate around the class answering any questions.
- Exterior Elevation [ Download ]
- Review Exterior Elevation - Demo / Modeling
I will ask students to take out the exterior elevation handouts that were given to them in a previous class.
I will ask students to review how to setup a exterior elevation.
I will now hand out new information on exterior elevations. Have the students follow along as I read the information to them. As you are lecturing, show them examples on the white board that represents what you are reading.
Be sure to allow students to ask questions during the lesson. Try to ask questions to non volunteers and give them effective feedback.
Keep everything neat and use different colors when laying out the exterior elevations.
Complete the demonstration and ask students if they have any additional questions from the lesson.
- Exterior Elevations 2010.doc [ Download ]
- Student Exterior Elevation Assignment - Demo / Modeling
Pass out the handouts labeled "Exterior Elevation" to the class and have them review before the lesson.
Guide them through 2 - 3 different exterior elevation practice drawings and correct them on setup of different elevation heights.
Remind students to be aware of standard heights for houses (Headers, Top Plate, Ridge lines). Consistency is very important. Place emphasis on the ground line.
- Checking for Accuarcy - Projects
Once the students are confident that they have completed the lesson, have them perform a self check with other students in the class. They should have a classmate in the immediate area who can give them a verbal critque on the work they just completed.
- Assessment Types:
- Rubrics, Projects, Teacher-Made Test, Observations,
All examples will be posted on the walls in the classroom for easy access. All examples are from previous classes that were using the same grading standards. Power points and notes will be created for this lesson.
An assessment of the drawings using a rubric evaluation tool " CAD Project Rubric" will provide student feedback as to the quality of their workmanship. Total points for this rubric can be adjusted by the instructor to meet the goals and standards set. A different value range based on the degree of difficulty, accuracy, construction details, materials used, color, textures applied, and overall general appeaance of the exterior elevations can be applied.
- CAD Individual Project Rubric [ View Image ] [ Download Original ] An evaluation form for grading CAD Individual projects. The criteria for review of the drawing includes completeness, accuracy as to geometry, views, scale, use of proper architectural drafting rules, correct dimensioning practices, and proper usage of the CAD features.