Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
ARCH 102
Course Title:
Architectural Graphics 2
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Course Description

Introduction to the design process and drawing for commercial design focusing on design of new light frame commercial building. Prerequisites: ARCH 110. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

This course is a required for an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Architectural Design and Drafting and Building Inspection Technology. 

Transferability of credit depends entirely upon the institu­tion to which the student wishes to transfer.  

Students must be capable of reading and communicating in the English language and may be required to pass a listening competency test administered by the department.  Students who may have a disability and wish an accommodation should make arrangements to meet with the instructor outside of class to discuss specific requests.  Any request for accommodation may require that documentation of disability be reviewed by the Office for Students with Disabilities 

Intended Outcomes for the course

Develop a comprehensive program based on site analysis, zoning ordinances, building codes and client interview for a new light
frame commercial building and produce schematic design drawings to communicate solutions.
Communicate with design professionals, clients and engineers using industry specific terminology and graphics.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Student to demonstrate understanding of zoning and code requirements, site analysis, and design process, and apply these into the design of a small commercial building.  The design should demonstrate response to the site and program, and show consideration for use of building materials on the exterior, and human activities within room layouts and adjacencies within the interior.  Student to finalize project using professional quality presentation skills. Student to demonstrate time management skills by completion of projects by assigned deadlines and by meeting specific objectives for each phase of project.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Course materials will be presented in a lecture and discussion format, using multimedia, demonstration, videos, and diagrams which provide examples of building and site analysis, the design process, appropriate design solutions (built and student work), and model building and rendering techniques.  The lecture/discussion will be followed by lab, where students will make application of concepts through a commercial design term project.