Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

AEC 123 - Residential Planning And Design (3)

  • Prerequisite: "C" or higher in AEC 114

AEC majors only. A design fundamentals, development, and presentation course that precedes the project-based working drawings courses (AEC 130 and 140). Application of AEC 114 techniques to preliminary board designs of increasing complexity. Architectural design concepts and principles, application of AutoCAD and ArchiCAD, study models, rendering, group and juried presentations.

3 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of AEC 123, the student will be able to:

  • Explain and demonstrate the building design process.
  • Describe and apply reasonable space requirements, code restrictions, site and building orientation constraints, and room proximity standards to development of a residential design.
  • Use the AutoCAD® and SketchUp® computer programs (or similar programs) to develop and finalize an architectural design.
  • Clearly and adequately explain a design in presentation of it to a group or students or others, and fairly and objectively critique designs and presentations of others.
  • Report to a workplace regularly and punctually, engage effectively and congenially with peers and supervisors, work from written as well as oral instructions, use assigned time efficiently for productive work, and meet production deadlines.
  • Demonstrate oral and written communication, computation, and problem-solving skills appropriate to the level of the coursework.

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