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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

ACH 111 - Graphic Communication 1: Composition and Delineation

3 credit hours - One hour of lecture and four hours of laboratory weekly; one term.
Formerly ACH 111 - Architectural Design 1

Examine the built environment through exploration of basic design concepts and learning design vocabulary.  Explore various drawing types and production methods representative of the design and construction industries. Develop designs using composition and presentation techniques utilized in the architecture, interior, landscape and construction professions. Lab fee $40.

Corequisite(s): ACH 121  or permission of department chair.

Note: Typically offered at MC and OL; fall and spring terms.

Course Outcomes:

  • Outline foundation delineation skills
    • Demonstrate basic drawing techniques.
    • Sketch freehand illustrations of the built environment.
    • Produce orthographic drawings; plans, elevations and sections.
    • Generate axonometric, isometric and oblique representations.
    • Construct one and two point perspectives.
    • Operate required drawing equipment and tools.
  • Examine design within the built environment
    • Define design vocabulary.
    • Name general basic design elements of the built environment.
    • Identify notable architectural works and designers.
    • Categorize architectural styles.
  • Prepare oral and graphic presentations
    • Sketch out large format presentation-based compositions.
    • Explain verbally major concepts for design.
    • Defend decisions for design.
    • Combine two-dimensional and three-dimensional illustrations.
    • Classify basic elements of composition.
    • Employ technologies to create presentations.
  • Recognize communication of the built environment
    • Identify various drawing types.
    • Label views of a three-dimensional form.
    • Discuss common communication trends within the industry.
    • Interpret a three-dimensional form through massing and proportioning.
    • Identify appropriate drawings to describe the three-dimensional form.