A01 Site Maps

Main deliverables:

  1. Site Maps (3 scales: 30,000’, 3000’, 300’) [uploaded]
  2. Structural Grid @ 1/4”=1’-0” [draft for class]
  3. Assigned Floor Plan @ 1/4”=1’-0” [draft for class]
  4. 10 layers list (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

Assigned Floor Plan @ 1/4”=1’-0”

  • this drawing should walls, doors, and windows
  • utilize layers with the A- (for architecture) prefix
  • utilize layers with the S- (for structural) prefix

10 layers list (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-KC_S20_Grid_JoseSanchez-01.jpg)
    • files not conforming to department standards will may be graded.


  • Ching, Building Construction Illustrated,
    • Chapter 1, pp. 1.02-1.06,
    • Chapter 2, pp. 2.02-2.30,
    • Chapter 12, pp. 12.02-12.05, 12.08-12.09
  • add notes on your reading to your sketchbook


  • Complete both of your plans
  • Create an analytical plan diagram on your plans showing the angles photographs of the villa are taken from with the photographs


Week 1 Notes on the first day in class:

Complete all parts of your in-class interview assignment

Survey and Assignment Link