Architectural and Structural Engineering provides learning opportunities for students interested in preparing for careers in such areas as architecture, industrial design, and civil engineering.From CALPADS:
Introduction to Engineering and Architecture This introduction course provides students with the foundational concepts required for pursuing career pathways within this industry sector. The skills and content knowledge helps prepare students to continue their education in multiple pathway concentrator courses within this industry sector.
Students will understand the rich history and architectrual styles important to the cultures of the world. Buildings will also be located in the rich contexts of culture, politics, and history, allowing us to look closely at the intentions of designers and patrons and the reception of buildings and ideas by a variety of audiences.
Discuss the technology team in the process of taking a project
from planning to completion. Students will list and sequence the
activities necessary in the planning and construction of a
typical house construction process. Various job titles will be examined. Students will learn to make informative decisions, use career information, and manage personal career plans in architectural related fields
Research and develop structural as well as asthetic elements of architectural design.
By Barbara Worden and Kathy Sady
This is an 8 or 12 part project that requires students to apply previously developed skills in creating a design plan for a 600 sq. ft. cottage. This would be used at the end of a beginning drafting class once you had covered all the basics of tools, sketching, scale, dimensioning, orthographic projections, etc. before starting this project. The entire 12 parts would be an end-of-year project which would take the whole 4th quarter to complete.
By Michael Baggot
This unit will be a comprehensive design of a custom residential kitchen for the specific house plan the students have have designed and drawn. The students will switch from Architect to Interior Designer. All elements of the kitchen design will be included in this design including detailed and specific: base cabinets, upper cabinets, counter-tops, appliances, hardware, finish, wall coverings, flooring, baseboards, crown molding, chair rails, ceilings and lighting. This will be a multi lesson unit that will take 2-3 weeks and will culminate in a story board presentation of their design including: The kitchen floor plan, elevations, necessary detail drawings, and all material scheduels.
Introduce students to utility room planning. The content and design of utility rooms and its relationship to the floor plan.
In this lesson - straight line practice will be used in the
development one and two point perspective
drawings, which are typical in Architecture and Construction to help visualize the interior and exterior components of the building project. These sketches can also include types of building materials and overall dimensions. Please review and remember that we have already practiced communicating simple ideas with straight line practice in Lesson One. Now, we are ready to learn basic elements of perspective; which is how objects appear as seen by the human eye. Architects, Engineers, and Contractors use perspective drawings to show a client what the new completed project will look like; adding building materials, color and shading.
In this lesson the residential structure is divided int the three basic areas: the living area, the sleeping area, and the services area.
Details of dividing the basic areas into rooms will be presented. The purpose of each room, its location relative to the total structure, sizes, shapes, and fixtures will be covered. Traffic areas and patterns as part of the interior ae also included.,
Outdoor living areas are also considered.
In this unit the students will design and draw a residential floor plan. They will apply all the information that is required for a construction document for a typicla floor plan. They will design and draw the floor plan, add dimensions, features, and notations using industry standards.
In this lesson students will plan the electrical applications for a residence. They will learn basic residental electrical terms, They will cite in writing rudimentary rules of electrical circuit design.
They will delineate basic electrical symbols, including switches, duplex receptacle outlets, ceiling, and wall mounted lights, and circuit lines.
Students will apply CAD for electrical plans.
The students will identify the detailed members of typical foundations. They will be able to properly discuss different types of foundations including the two major types of foundations. Students will draw, dimension, and provide construction details for a typical residential foundation.
In this lesson students will develop features for exterior and interior elevations for construction documentations. They will properly provide the necessary vertical dimensions, specific window and door callouts, and other related features including notes to create both interior and exterior views. They will draw typical interior and exterior that reflect proper techniques.
Students will develop sectional view to expose interior, detailed structional members including the foundation, vertical structural members, ceiling joists, and rafter and roof members.
The students will know the differences between plot plans and landscape plans in relationships with floor plans and elevations They will draw a site plan as part of a complete set of architectural plans.
Sustainable building concepts and designs to meet this emerging field in Architecture.Topics on passive solar systems special insulations, direct, indirect, and isolated passive solar-gain systems, and other alternative construction, products, and methods will be explored.
Students will use the most frequently used conventional drawing
equipment. They will demonstrate the proper use of scales and
learn to read precision measurement instruments.
Students will be able to define the most frequently terms in geometric nomenclaltue and properly apply the elemental principles of geometric construction.
Students study the various types of roofs and apply apporpriate roofs to match the exterior of a residential structure..
By: Michael Baggot
There are physical forces that act on a building. There are also factors that determine the strength of the structural components that are used to construct the building. This unit will expolore these forces: the dead load, live load, lateral load, compression force, tension force, shear force and torsion force - and how these considerations affect the selection of materials and the architectrual design and engineering of a structure.
This unit contains lessons that visually describe residential structures as presented by graphically means. Students will apply a variety of architectural presentations including sketching, perspective, and CAD generated pictorial resentative of architectual settings.
This unit contains lessons that allow students to use first/second year projects
This unit contains lessons that allow students to complete third/fourth year architectural related projects