May 29, 2023
ACH 112 - Graphic Communication 2: Design and Representation 3 credit hours - One hour of lecture and four hours of laboratory weekly; one term.
Expand on basic drawing and design concepts from ACH 111 . Study advanced communication skills used in the design professions. Develop various rendering techniques and apply them during schematic design, design development, and final documentation of a design project. Visualize designs through various scales of digital and physical models. Lab fee $40.
Prerequisite(s): ACH 111 and ACH 121 .
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Research notable design
- Utilize credible Architectural sources.
- Document Architectural sources of reference.
- Describe notable architectural works and designers.
- Select appropriate architectural graphics.
- Defend the significance of a notable Architectural Design.
- Compose a oral, written and graphics presentation
- Compare professional architectural presentations.
- Identify the characteristics of composition.
- Explain various composition strategies.
- Give an oral design presentation.
- Prepare design graphics for various presentation formats.
- Arrange design graphics according to a composition strategy.
- Describe the architectural and design writing style.
- Produce written design statements.
- Revise architectural and design written project descriptions.
- Render architectural presentation graphics
- Compare architectural ink renderings with pencil renderings.
- Review architectural ink rendering techniques.
- Generate ink rendered plans, elevation, and perspective graphics.
- Employ scanning technology to document graphics.
- Review architectural color rendering techniques.
- Employ freehand sketching techniques.
- Generate color rendered plans, elevation, and perspective graphics.
- Design and construct architectural models
- Research design requirements and symbolism.
- Create a design in response to influences and conditions.
- Identify acceptable architectural model materials.
- Review material cutting methods.
- Review material adhesion methods.
- Design a model base.
- Construct an architectural site model.
- Review Entourage materials and purpose.
- Demonstrate door, window and opening modeling techniques.
- Abstract major architectural features for final architectural models.
Core 1 Communication Core 3 Information Literacy Core 5 Self Management Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking