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ACH 211 - Architectural Studio 1: Form, Space and Order

4 credit hours - One hour of lecture and six hours of laboratory weekly; one term.
Explore the design process as a method for developing architectural design solutions. Analyze design precedents and apply them to studio projects.  Review formal ordering systems that inform two and three dimensional design, architectural composition and urban design.  Examine site influences on development of design strategies.  Document concept development from abstract two-dimensional and three-dimensional compositions to designs that address specific programmatic and symbolic goals. Lab fee $40.

Prerequisite(s): ACH 112  and ACH 245 .

Note: Concurrent enrollment recommended in ACH 240  and ACH 242 .

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explore the Architectural Design Process.
    • Review the architectural design process
    • Compare information requirements for schematic design, design development, and final presentations
    • Identify drawing and documentation techniques used in schematic design, design development, and final presentations
    • Explore the integration of technology in the architectural design process
    • Explore concept statements for architectural projects
  • Analysis of the Built Form.
    • Define Parti diagrams and their applications
    • Analyze the Partis of existing buildings
    • Draw a Parti Diagrams
    • Analyze concept statements for architectural projects
    • Identify circulation, structure, balance, hierarchy, and unique & repetitive forms of existing buildings
    • Diagram circulation, structure, balance, hierarchy, and unique & repetitive forms of existing buildings
    • Compare analysis diagrams of various existing building
    • Compile a reference of built form analysis diagrams
  • Analysis of Site.
    • Inventory site elements
    • Categorize site elements
    • Analyze site elements
    • Identify site influences
    • Draw site diagrams
    • Review site planning strategies
  • Exploring Form, Space & Order.
    • Review essential architectural text form, space and order principles
    • Identify architectural form, space and order examples
    • Categorize designs according to architectural form, space and order concepts
    • Review visual note taking
    • Produce visual notes
    • Verbally articulate architectural form, space and order concepts
    • Diagram principals of architectural organization
    • Compile a reference of visual notes and architectural form, space and order concepts
  • Applying Design.
    • Draw Bubble Diagrams
    • Develop concept statements for Architectural projects
    • Incorporate technology in presenting architectural designs
    • Draw an Architectural site plan
    • Draw schematic floor plans, sections, and elevations
    • Draw presentation floor plans, sections, and elevations
    • Create an Architectural Site Model
    • Model an Architectural concept
    • Verbally articulate an Architectural design concept
    • Defend an Architectural design concept
Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 3 Information Literacy Core 5 Self Management Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking