A01 Site Maps

Main deliverables:

  1. Site Maps (4 scales: 1″ = 30,000’, 1″ = 3,000’, 1″ = 300’  1″= 30′) [uploaded]
  2. Structural Grid @ 1/4”=1’-0” [draft for class]
  3. Roof Floor Plan @ 1/4”=1’-0” [draft for class]
  4. New layers, 4min (in AutoCAD file)
  5. Reading assignment (take notes in your sketchbook (classbook or sketchbook or notebook)

Auto CAD drawings must contain:

  • Updated title block
    • include in your unique logo
    • include the class time, number, section, and instructor
  • North arrow
  • Graphic scale (for each unique scale)
  • Dimensions for structural grid

Site maps to include the following:

  • Scale
  • Altitude
  • Latitude and longitude coordinates of case study building
  • Case study building outlined/highlighted
  • Major urban features diagramed
  • Case study building outlined/highlighted
  • Major urban features diagramed
  • Roof plan

Structural Grid @ 1/4”=1’-0”

  • this drawing should include only columns and column lines
  • utilize layers with the S- (for structural) prefix
  • prepare a draft of this drawing for class

Roof Floor Plan @ 1/4”=1’-0”

  • this drawing should include;
    • parapet walls,
    • trellis, chimneys,
    • roof drains,
    • and slope indicator lines.
  • utilize layers with the A- (for architecture) prefix
  • utilize layers with the S- (for structural) prefix

4 (min) New layers (As part of AutoCAD file):

  • use β€œUS national CAD standard” common naming standards
  • make sure you have at least one-layer line weight
  • make sure you have layers for long – short – and – lines
  • use CAPITAL letters only
  • start with S or A prefix (for architecture or structural disciplines)
  • keep the layers β€œ0” and Defpoints as they required by the software
  • prefix code X not use layers
  • you may keep the prefix β€œTitle” for title block information


  • Upload your AutoCAD file
    recommended: upload your auto CAD file using the e- transmit format
  • Name files using the following naming convention:
    • course_professor initials_semester_project name_student name
    • (ex: ARCH2331_AA_S201_Grid_JoseSanchez-01.jpg)
    • files not conforming to department standards may not be graded.


  • Ching, Francis D. K. Building Construction Illustrated. 6th ed., Wiley, 2020.
    Chapter 1, pp. 1.02-1.07,
    Chapter 2, pp. 2.02-2.36
  • add notes on your reading to your sketchbook


  • Complete all of your plans
  • Create an analytical plan site diagram on your plans showing the angles photographs of the project indicating where the photographs were taken from, add these photographs to this reference plan.