Part of Unit: Floor Plan Design and Delineation
Lesson Plan Overview / Details
In this lesson, students will learn about floor plan criteria for the project, how to find floor plans on the Internet, and how to sketch their version of that floor plan. In part 2 of the lesson, students will incorporate their floor plan into Revit. Students will create a sketch of a floor plan.
1. Criteria use for the floor plan. 2. How to find floor plans on the internet. 3. How to sketch the floor plan. 4. This will lead to part 2 where students will incorporate their floor plan into Revit..
- Use of Internet and CADD
- 2 Hours
California Career and Technical Education Standards
- ED.A.A6.1 Know various CADD programs that are commonly used in architectural design.
- ED.A.A6.2 Use CADD software to develop a preliminary architectural proposal.
California Academic Content Standards (Reinforced)
Objectives and Goals
- Students will understand criteria for their floor plan .
- Students will learn how to locate floor plans designs on the internet.
- Students will learn how to sketch a floor plan on paper
- Students will learn how to navigate Rivet.(Will be shown in part 2)
Activities in this Lesson
- Sharing Observation - Hooks / Set
1. The day before this lesson I will ask students to look at their own home for ideas.
2. Students share in groups of 2-3 students.
3. Students will share what they like or dislike about their home.
4. Students wil share with others what was different about their home.
- Criteria for House - Lecture
1.Teacher will show a power point presentation, showing students the three criteria that students have to incorporate into their floor plan. Teacher will give students a handout that they will use with the powerpoint. Parts of their handout will have to be filled in. The teacher can start with "I am looking for the following discussion points...."(Fill in the blanks)
2. Teacher will also discuss with students why most rooms, such as bedrooms and bathrooms have a minimum size. (UBC-Uniform Building Code)
Overview of Powerpoint
1. Slide 2 will tell the students what is expected in their house design:
A. Requirements for square footage of house
B. Minimum number of bathrooms.
C. Minimum number of bedrooms.
D. Minimum size of garage.
E. How many floors.
2. Slides 3, 6,9,16 all show varies sizes for bedrooms, baths, and garages, kitchens.
Note: Family room, living room, or great room sizes were not shown. I want students to figure out a good size on their own. I want them to think about it, to ask themselves how much living space do they need? (Living space means-living rm., family rm., or great rm.)
3. Slides 4,5,7,8,16,17 all show samples of room sizes for bedrooms, kitchens, baths, garages, and lanundry rooms.
4. Slides 10, 11, 12 show different kitchen configurations.
5. Slides 19,20,21, show sample drawings.
The above can be completed in 92 min. (Class period is 92 min.)
- criteria for house.pptx [ Download ] Power point for house criteria
- Floor Plan Research - Demo / Modeling
Teacher will demonstrate where information on the internet can be found to look for floor designs. Students will search for websites that have floor plans. To access floor designs on the internet, the teacher will instruct students to type Google.com, then do a Google search. Students will then type "floor plan designs". Click enter. Students will be shown several sites to choose from. Students will have to do a search, look for a site that they like and one that is not blocked. Students will click on that site.
- Students Look for Floor Plan - Lab / Shop
When students find a site that they like, and one that is not blocked , students will open that site. Almost all of these sites follow the following procedure. 1. List the square footage. 2. Pick the the number of bedrooms. 3. Pick the number of baths. 4. Pick the size of the garage. 5. Type of foundation use, in this case I will have all students select a slab foundation with no basement. (My reason for no basement, is that in the California Central Valley the water table is too high.) 6. How many floors. A few sites may use a different format, in this case the instructor will help those students iwho are unable to figure how to use the site.
- Draw Sketch - Lab / Shop
1. Teacher will demonstrate on the board how to sketch a floor plan.
2. After students have found a floor plan from the internet that they like, students will then sketch a floor plan similar to the floor plan that they have selected. Students cannot copy the floor plan that was selected. They must make some changes. Examples could be, larger bedrooms, smaller living area, in the case of two floors, change the configuration of the stairs, etc.
- Assessment Types:
Teacher will walk around the room making observations and offering suggestions for their design. Teacher will also note which students are still having problems looking for a design, which students are not on task.