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    Erie Community College
  Feb 17, 2018
Spring 2018 Catalog

AR 285 - Architectural Design I

Credit Hours: 5

This course introduces two-dimensional and three-dimensional representation techniques for developing and presenting design concepts.  Visual communication skills and critical thinking processes will be developed through the exploration of spatial relationships and the introduction of architectural elements, systems and orders.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:

  • identify fundamental architectural terms and definitions;
  • illustrate a thorough understanding of exploratory drawing and model building techniques utilized as design development tools;
  • classify and arrange the fundamental elements and properties of form to create spatial boundaries;
  • demonstrate an understanding of organizational strategies and spatial relationships;
  • arrange a circulation system with a clear strategy examining the concepts of approach, entrance, configuration of path, path-space relationships, and form of space;
  • apply appropriate scale and proportions illustrating hierarchies to complement organizational strategies; and
  • identify and compose the ordering principles of design.

Prerequisites: AR 170
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