Architectural Kitchen Design Project - Basic Kitchen Designs & The Work Triangle (1 of 4)



Students will be introduced to the basic kitchen designs, and will understand the importance of the work triangle in kitchen design. This lesson will be a two class period lesson. In the first lesson, basic kitchen shapes and designs and the work triangle will be discussed. At the end of the first day lesson, the "Architectural Kitchen Design Project" will be introduced. In the second lesson, the following day, the students will do a preliminary kitchen design exercise of their "Architectural Kitchen Design Project." using scaled templates, graph paper and an architect scale. The deadline for the completion of their "Architectural Kitchen Design Project" will be set. This will be a 2 week project, start to finish.

Lesson Time

2 class periods
110 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (5)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (8)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will design a kitchen within the design parameters of the work triangle.
  • Students will recognize the physical difficulties of working in a kitchen that ignores the work triangle.
  • Students will explore basic kitchen layouts - U-shaped kitchen, L-shaped kitchens, peninsula kitchens, and corridor/galley kitchens.
  • Students will present their kitchen layout and defend their design. They will discuss with their classmates the pros and cons of the placement of the kitchen components and the efficiency of their work triangle.

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