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Course Number:
ARCH 201
Course Title:
Residential Studio
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Course Description

Covers design development and construction documents for a new single family residence. Prerequisites: ARCH 101, ARCH 111, ARCH 113, ARCH 122, ARCH 124, ARCH 132, and ARCH 136. Prerequisites/concurrent: ART 215. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

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


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

Students who have a documented disability and require a classroom adjustment or accommodation should contact Disability Services www.pcc.edu/disability and provide the Approved Academic Accommodations letter to the Instructor.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Ø Apply design development strategies to a new single family residence.
Ø Create a set of construction documents including structural analysis and design of structural system for a new single family residence.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Participation in studio work sessions, class discussions and critiques.
  • Proper and timely completion of class projects, which demonstrate effective use of knowledge.
  • Evaluation procedures will be presented at the first class meeting. Student grades will be based on satisfactory com­ple­tion of assigned projects.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes, Concepts, and Issues:

This is a studio-based class: assignments, discussions, and seminars will take place in class, and attendance is expected. Assignments will revolve around studio exercises, discussions, out of class assignments and critical reviews.

Design Development

  • Review of Schematic Design
  • Design Development of Floor plans, Elevations and Site plan.
  • Structural Framing Plan overlays


Construction Documents

Floor Plans

  • Required Elements, symbols and line work
  • Dimensioning
  • Window and Door schedules
  • Electrical schematics
  • Annotation

Foundation/ Floor Framing Plans

  • Required Elements", symbols and line work

  • Dimensioning
  • Structural System
  • Annotation

Roof Framing Plan

  • Required Elements, symbols and line work
  • Structural system
  • Annotation

Building Sections

  •  Required Elements, symbols and line work
  • Methods to choose Location of Building Sections
  • Dimensioning
  • Communicating Structural System
  • Annotation


  • Required Elements, symbols and line work
  • Dimensioning
  •  Annotation


  • Required Elements, symbols and line work
  • Methods to choose required details
  • Graphic depiction of Construction Materials
  • Dimensioning
  • Annotation

Site Plan

  • Required Elements, symbols and line work
  • Dimensioning
  • Local Zoning requirements
  • Annotation