Architectural Drafting and Design 2 (Course Y703)- This course will take students deeper into architectural drafting and design and will introduce engineering and landscape architecture applications. Students will expand the use of manual and software tools learned in Architectural Drafting and Design 1. Students will research, prepare drawings and build a model of a State College Store Front. The spin for this project is that all visible model surfaces must be edible! Throughout the project, problem-solving skills are utilized to complete the project.
Students will then learn about the mission of Habitat for Humanity and then design a Habitat for Humanity private residence. Students will learn what an architect needs to think about when designing a home that has certain Habitat for Humanity requirements. The student will also be responsible for learning about the current International Building Code and applying those rules to the design of their homes. Manual drafting skills learned in Arch 1 will be further utilized with sketching their design ideas, along with using AutoCAD and Sketch-Up for composing their design and construction documents for their home. Guest speakers related to the different parts of the project will come into the classroom to discuss applicable items related to their projects. At various times, the students will present their projects to their classmates and teacher. Field trips are taken to project sites to reinforce actual construction details. Students are evaluated on their drawings, quizzes and classroom performance, participation, and attitude. This course is a prerequisite for Drafting: Advanced Architectural Drafting and Design 3.