ARCH - Architectural Design and Drafting Outcomes

AAS: Architectural Design and Drafting

  • Design a residential or small commercial building responsive to site conditions, user requirements, codes and construction standards, and aesthetic considerations.
  • Produce architectural drawings using a range of computer-aided drafting software.
    Select and recommend building systems, structural systems, construction materials, and structural components responsive to the building’s design.
  • Produce a set of construction documents that describe the construction requirements for a building, using accepted industry practices.
  • Communicate with design professionals, clients, and engineers, using industry specific terminology and graphics.
  • Complete all phases of the design and documentation process with consideration of its impact on the natural environment. 10.2009

AAS: Architectural Design and Drafting: Residential

  • Design a residential building responsive to site conditions, user requirements, codes and construction standards, and aesthetic considerations.
  • Produce architectural drawings using manual and computer-aided drafting.
  • Select and recommend building systems, structural components, construction and finish materials, and lighting responsive to a residential building’s design and interior systems.
  • Produce a set of construction documents that describe the construction requirements for a residential building, using accepted industry practices.
  • Communicate with design professionals, clients, and engineers, using industry specific terminology and graphics.
  • Complete all phases of the design and documentation process with consideration of its impact on the natural environment. 10.2009

Less than One-Year Certificate: Architectural Design and Drafting - Sustainable Building

  • Acknowledge the negative impact of building on the environment; develop a commitment to create build solutions that lessen or reverse such impact.
  • Analyze sites for their assets related to natural systems, and how these systems may work in collaboration with the built environment.
  • Understand and apply standardized analysis, i.e.* LEED (Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design)  to site and buildings for evaluation of integration of sustainable systems.
  • Design passive technologies as part of building design; including structural, heating, cooling, daylighting, and water systems.
  • Select and specify appropriate building materials and finishes that are from recycled, renewable or natural sources, and lend to energy efficiency.
  • Select and specify appropriate building materials and finishes, with consideration of embodied energy in their production and transport, and operating energy of system components.
  • Perform Life Cycle Analysis, comparing current construction standards with sustainable building systems and materials.
  • Develop techniques for researching and identifying materials sources, and analyzing compatibility with sustainable building goals.
  • Provide students with Service Learning opportunities, providing information, research, and design services to non-profit groups.

LEED is an internationally used certification process for buildings, sponsored by the USGBC – United States Green Building Design Council 6.2007