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    Erie Community College
  Feb 17, 2018
Spring 2018 Catalog

AR 290 - Architectural Design II

Credit Hours: 5

This course further examines two-dimensional and three-dimensional representation techniques for developing and presenting design concepts.  Advancement of visual communication skills and critical thinking processes will enable investigation of the complexities of architectural spaces. Focus will be given to the generative potential of design techniques as catalysts to the development of spatial relationships. 

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

  • define the various terms used in spatial description;
  • investigate the complexity of architectural space;
  • explore the generative potential of various design techniques;
  • compare and contrast the quality of space through experiential characteristics;
  • compare and contrast the quality of space through the observation of form, composition, organization, order, structure, hierarchy and scale;
  • analyze observations of spatial qualities through a variety of surveying techniques;
  • design relationships between form and inhabitant, incorporating appropriate use of scale;
  • interpret and illustrate space as an organization of interconnected, layered systems; and
  • defend the relationship between generative design techniques and spatial outcomes created through the process.

Prerequisites: AR 285
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