Course Level:

Credits:                         5

Grade Level:                11 – 12

Prerequisite:                 Successful completion of Architecture I

NJ Course Code:          21-103-E

This course is designed to serve the student who has successfully completed two years of drafting and wants to pursue architecture or engineering as a career. It may be considered exploratory for any technically oriented student and can also be extremely valuable for the student who wishes to enter the construction or building trades.


Students design and draw a foundation plan for a typical residential structure using traditional CADD methods. List members of a typical frame wall, wall construction, ceiling joist span data chart, and three-coat stucco finish. Explain the applications, advantages, and disadvantages of steel framing in residential construction. List features that should be included on typical four exterior elevations with dimensions. Show the purpose of a perspective presentation drawing to a possible customer. Prepare a one and two-point perspective drawing using the office method. Students draw by hand objects with correct directional shading from light source placement. Students draw by hand from vanishing points, one or two point perspectives including entourage of their own home. Plan the method of building House Models from the bottom floor plan up to the roof plan. Select siding for climate considerations. Build House Models using state standard ¼" per foot scale. *Best selections are submitted and entered in local and state competitions, whenever feasible. (For example: North Jersey Student Craftsman's Fair). Many Guest Speakers from NJIT, CCM, Chubb Institute, Anthem Institute, and Engineering Companies such as Medina Consultants and Bihler of America. Many former alumni return as Guest Speakers to review their education and lead in professional career discussions for future architects and engineers. To continue Career exposure: Learning tours to MOHS Bubble and the Freedom Tower in New York City.


Group planning, design and drafting are essential elements, which teach the value of teamwork. Students will use AutoCAD by AutoDesk, Inc. to produce most of their drawings. Students continue to develop their portfolio containing work and drawings that can be used for application to college programs or when interviewing for employment.

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