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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 .

Note: Typically offered OL; fall and spring terms.

Course Outcomes:

  • 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.