This lesson serves as the Introduction to the project and is geared toward getting students inspired and excited about the design problem. The Project: Students are asked to come up with a preliminary design proposal for a client who would like to move his company offices into an existing barn on a retired ranch. This project engages the students in a real life example of how architectural design can have a direct impact on those who interact with it. Students will prepare preliminary design drawings (revised site plan, floor plans and elevations) which incorporate specific design requirements from the client. They will also research and write a forecast for any potential challenges in the renovation process. They will consolidate all elements into a power point presentation. Students are given a grading rubric for overall performance expectations.