ARC-124  Computer Aided Architectural Design

ARE-221  Computer Applications in Building Design

Double Listed Courses

Fall 012

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Three credits courses with two lecture hours and three lab hours per week for the duration of the semester.  The course will focus on the development of an understanding of how Information Technology (IT) is used in the process of presenting design information.

During the course, students will operate and develop skills in using the computer and CAD applications for the purposes of creating project information documents, that includes reports and design drawings.  The course will focus in developing student skills to create 2D and 3D models and use rendering and animation applications to present them.  In addition, students will work in a computer network environment, which enable them practicing this tool to create, manage, and exchange project information efficiently.

Emphasis of the course will be on the use of computer as a tool and a method in building design. Exercises will serve to develop skill in using the computers to explore and document design ideas.  Demonstrations will introduce students to additional uses of the computer as a design tool, and supplemental lectures will relate the work of the lab to other types of computer graphics, computer-aided design, Virtual Reality, the role of computer-aided drafting and design in architectural offices.