Final Exam Thursday, December 20th - Finish Planters, Finish Acrylic Case, Doughnuts + reflection
Farm to Table Project- STEAM Collaboration with Horticulture
Architecture Drafting and Design students, led by student project manager Ashley Lewis, design and construct planters for the horticulture department. Planters will be used to grow produce for the Farm to Table project - a STEAM collaboration with multiple classes including Culinary, Engineering and Environmental Science where produce will be grown and given back to the community.
Wheeler High School in Gingerbread - Architecture Drafting and Design students working on the design and construction of the gingerbread house project of our school. A STEAM collaboration with culinary and engineering.
November 26th, 2018 House Design Teams are working on their house designs. Presentations due Friday. Winning design will be constructed.
Gingerbread team has almost finished construction. Trees, benches and decorations will be made this week as well as the roof. Goal to be done by Friday.
Team 3 - working on Revit Model of Ranch house from book.
November 16, 2018
Teams have created a program for the opposing team to design. Sketching has begun.
The gingerbread team is working in the Culinary Room building the Gingerbread School.
A team of students is working on renovating the model of the ranch house, building a roof and creating the house in Revit
November 7, 2018
Architecture I: Team House/Residential Architecture Competition
President/Principal Architects: Design Team 1 – David “T” Fahy Design Team 2 – Matthew Crimm Responsible for creating opponent team program requirements, daily progress reports/log of all team members, and providing leadership in the design process including assigning drawings, redlining/correcting drawings, overseeing and assisting with drawing production. Responsible for creating a name for their Architecture Firm/Design Team. Vice – President: Second in command. Completes duties assigned by President. If the president is fired from their job, VP steps in and takes on their responsibilities. Architectural Designers and Drafters: 5 members per team Responsible for assisting with design process and performing duties assigned by President of your design team. Including: schematic design, room layout, construction drawings (floor plans, elevations, interior and exterior perspective views of the design, study models) Grading: A = 90; 20 points Each team member can earn 20 points to get an “A” If a team member picks up your job responsibilities, then they can take some of your points and earn over a 90; resulting in your grade being less than an “A” · 90 x 5 team members = 450 x .20 = 90 A; · 450 x .19 = 86; · 450 x .21 = 95 Product: Presentation Boards (Four 20 x 30 inch boards maximum) 2 Weeks- Due –Wed, Dec. 28. 1. House design based on given program requirements. 2. Sketches/Photos of study models/Design process/Research/Precedent Studies 3. Project Brief- Description Paragraph 4. Title and team members 5. Site Plan and analysis diagrams. 6. Floor plans ( ground floor, foundation, upper floors, roof) 7. Elevations ( north, east, west, south) 8. Long Section, Short Section 9. Exterior Views 10. Interior Views 11. Décor – Interior Design Best design will be built by the class as your final project. Due end of semester – Final Exam Day- Dec. 20 November 5, 2018
Today, we organized dimensioned lumber in preparation for a small scale models of doors, window, walls and roof trusses. We will divide into teams on Wednesday to construct a scale model of a house.
We have discussed foundation plans and footings. We have finished drawing the foundation plan in AutoCAD, a typical wall section detail, and ground floor plan of the house using the given plans in our Architecture Textbook. We have begun drawing the footing to roof wall section detail.
We will be discussing floors, doors and window openings as well as elevations this week. We will create north, south, east and west elevations of the house and work toward creating small scale construction models of houses to further understanding of door and window framing as well as floor joists and trusses.
October 1- This week- Finish Gingerbread School Designs and create full scale mock-ups of your design using chipboard. Focus on what part of the school your design will include, how you will make an underlying structure to hold the gingerbread, openings ( windows, doors), and roof.
September 21, 2018
Gingerbread designs and scale model will be due Friday, after the break.
September 13, 2018
1. Please make sure that all site models and houses for your models are ready to be laser cut and turned in Friday.
2. Continue working on the gingerbread house project.
Divide into teams.
Create elevations of each side of the building using the printed floor plans and plans shared in google classroom in AutoCAD.
Draw the elevations at actual size: 1:1
Figure out the height of the elevations using the large drawing set on the table.
Have these ready for me to review on Friday.
3. Read chapters 4 and 5 of your textbook and define terms at the end of the chapter. I will create an assignment for this in google classroom. Due Friday.
September 12, 2018
Continue working on the gingerbread house project. Draw simple elevations of the school. Consider how the study model should be built - decide on materials, structure, support for upper levels, etc. September 10, 2018 Glue together laser cut site models. Design, lasercut and build your house for the model. Submit for credit.
As a team, use the school floor plans printed to scale on the group table as well as the cad files posted to google classroom to design a gingerbread house. We need simplified elevations and plans to build a mock-up of your design at scale. Print outs are at 1/16" = 1-0". Doorways and elevator openings = 46"
September 4, 2018 Finalize site plan drawings in CAD, make edits based on my notes, and upload to google classroom. Finalize site model laser cut topography model: create tool path drawings using contour lines, scale to fit chip board ( Type A size) Draw simple elevations of your house to fit in your building footprint Create laser cut file of your elevations. Cut out all parts - build!
August 30, 2018
Architecture Book - Hand write answers to review questions for Chapter 1 (starting on P. 35) and Chapter 2 (P.49)
August 28, 2018
1. Take your CAD drawings and create a site plan of your house. Use correct line types to represent each part of your site plan.
2. Take your CAD drawing and create a laser cut model of your site. Prepare the drawings: blue for etch/engrave and red for cut. You will then laser cut your pieces and assemble a site model.
August 27, 2018
We will continue with Cobb County GIS research of your home property to create a site plan using AutoCAD. Import/attach your .pdf image of your property with contour information, trace the property line, building footprint, contours and driveway/parking/sidewalks on separate layers.
August 20, 2018
Pin up architect research poster in the hallway - Present to the class on Thursday and Friday.
August 12, 2018 Due This Friday, August 17th
AC-ADDI-2 Identify components related to the architectural design process. 2.1 Describe the elements and principles of design. 2.2 Research historical architectural styles. 2.3 Explain the steps in the design process.
Discuss models. Elements and principles of design. Design Process.
Choose a famous house and architect from the list below. Research and create a word document answering the following questions. Then, create a creative and well organized 16 x 24 poster of your chosen architect and famous house to present to the class.
Title of residential project by the architect- site, floor plans, elevations, sections, interior/exterior perspective views, photographs Year built Location Description Owner Materials Interesting Facts
Architect's Name Bio + pic Education/Training Influences Work Experience Description of architectural style - elements, features, "known for" Fun or interesting Facts Identify at least 3 additional projects they designed
Pick from attached list below Other architects and firms listed on link below:
August 2-7, 2018 We will practice making study models by hand all week. Focus on precision, cutting, folding, etc.
August 1, 2018
Welcome back to drafting! Hope you had a great summer. We will be spending time introducing ourselves to each other and reviewing the course syllabus. We will then design quick paper "sketches" of creative architectural houses.