Syllabus

New York City College of Technology – City University of New York

300 Jay Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Department of Architectural Technology

ARCH 2310 Architectural Design III Fall 2016

Class times: Mondays (V833) and Wednesdays (V814) 2:30pm-5:25pm

Instructor: Prof. Severn Clay-Youman, AIA

E-Mail: SClay-Youman@citytech.edu

Office Hours: Monday 1:30-2:30pm, by appointment

Course Description: This course is an exploration of abstract architectural design theory in the expression of three-dimensional space. The creation of comprehensive architectural design projects are developed following a building program and incorporating elements of site, enclosure, structure, material and technology. Design concepts and vocabulary are introduced and strengthened through design projects. A juried presentation will take place at the completion of each project.

Course context: This course is the first semester of design after students have had two semesters of design foundations. Students are expected to demonstrate the knowledge acquired in ARCH 1210 and ARCH 1291 in this course.

Prerequisites: ARCH 1210 and ARCH 1291 both with a grade of C or higher

Pre- or co requisite: ARCH 1250

Suggested Text: Ching, Francis X. Form Space & Order. John Wiley and Sons, 2007.

Attendance Policy: No more than 10% absences are permitted during the semester. For the purposes of record, two latenesses are considered as one absence. Exceeding this limit will expose the student to failing at the discretion of the instructor.

Course Structure: This course is a design studio. There will be lectures, a combination of one on one desk critiques, small group reviews and presentations. Students will be responsible for working in class and for completing their work outside of class hours. There will be three projects during the semester.

Grading:

Project 1 15%

Project 2 35%

Project 3 50%

A final grade of C or higher is required in this course to use it as a prerequisite for subsequent courses.

Academic Integrity: Students and all others who work with information, ideas, texts, images, music, inventions and other intellectual property owe their audience and sources accuracy and honesty in using, crediting and citation of sources. As a community of intellectual and professional workers, the college recognizes its responsibility for providing instruction in information literacy and academic integrity, offering models of good practice, and responding vigilantly and appropriately to infractions of academic integrity. Accordingly, academic dishonesty is prohibited in The City University of New York and is punishable by penalties, including failing grades, suspension and expulsion.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:

  1. Understand the impact horizontal and vertical circulations have on the perception of architectural space and apply it to design. (Knowledge)

  2. Demonstrate an ability to design based on a concept. (Knowledge)

  3. Develop parti concepts and diagrams into schematic level drawings. (Knowledge)

  4. Understand the difference between solid and void and positive and negative spaces and apply it in 2D and 3D designs. (Knowledge)

  5. Distinguish between media and determine the appropriate method and media required to complete a drawing or model. (Gen Ed)

  6. Communicate ideas and information both verbally and through writing. (Gen Ed)

  7. Research and practice information literacy skills by researching precedents. (Gen Ed)

  8. Apply quantitative analysis to design. (Gen Ed)

  9. Produce orthographic, axonometric, perspective, and architectural vignette drawings. (Skill)

  10. Utilize analogue and digital media to create drawings and models. (Skill)

  11. Synthesize site circulation, zoning, urban context, and views to design. (Skill)

  12. Synthesize construction types, hierarchy, and light to building design. (Skill)

Assessment

To evaluate the students’ achievement of the learning objectives, the professor will do the following:

  1. Review students’ creative process (initial sketches through to the final project) by means of frequent pin-ups.

  2. Assess the students’ use of professional vocabulary during oral presentations.

  3. Review students’ written descriptions of design work and feedback.

  4. Review students’ ability to incorporate circulation paths and plan organizations into a design.

  5. Review students’ ability to incorporate a concept into their design work.

  6. Review students’ accuracy with applying quantitative information to a design scheme.

  7. Review students’ ability to synthesize circulation, zoning, urban context, and views into a design.

  8. Review students’ ability to synthesize construction types, hierarchy, and light into building design.


Extent and Duration of projects

Project 1

  • 3.5 Weeks

  • Precedent Study

Project 2

  • 4 Weeks

  • A Future Dwelling in the Woods

Project 3

  • 7.5 Weeks

  • A Library


Course Outline

Project 01- Precedent Study

01 Introduction to Project 01

Class: Course Introduction

Discussion: Precedent Studies
CLT: In-class tutorial on preparing presentation boards in InDesign

Assignment: Precedent Study- Part 01

02 Precedent Presentations- Part 01
Class: Review Part 01 Precedent Studies

For Next Class

Model the house you studied in Rhino.

03 Climate Analysis

Class: Climate Analysis Workshop

Tool: Climate Consultant and Diagramming

Assignment: Climate Analysis

04 Climate Analysis Review

Class: Climate Analysis Review

CLT: In-class tutorial on exporting line drawings from Rhino

For Next Class
Prepare line drawings of the house you studied.
Print for pin-up in next class

05 Line Drawing Review

Class: Diagramming

For Next Class

Diagram the main design concepts and sustainable design principles for the house your studied. Print for pin-up in next class

06 Review Diagrams

Class: Review diagrams
CLT: In-class tutorial on diagramming in Adobe Illustrator

Assignment: Precedent Study- Part 02

07 Precedent Presentations- Part 02

Class: Review Part 02 Precedent Studies

Project 02- A Future Dwelling in the Woods

08 Introduction to Project 02

Class: Project Description
Discussion: Single Family Housing

Assignment: Design Narrative+ Climate Research

09 Review Narratives

Class: Review Narratives

Discussion: Design Iterations

Assignment: Design Iterations

10 Review Models and Sketches

Class: Review and Models and Sketches

For Next Class

Begin a Rhino Model

11 Review Rhino Model

Class: Review Rhino Model

For Next Class

Design Development in Rhino

12 3D Printed MakerBot Models

Class: MakerBot Tutorial

Assignment: Massing studies using the MakerBot

13 Review MakerBot Massing Models

Class: Review MakerBot Massing Models

Discussion: Line Drawings

For Next Class

Develop plans, sections and elevations with proper line weights.

14 Review Line Drawings

Class: Review Line Drawings

Discussion: Final Presentation Criteria

Assignment: Final Presentation 02

15 Final Presentations Project 02

 

Project 03- A Library

16 Introduction to Project 03, Site Model and Site Analysis

Class: Site Visit
Discussion: Project Description, Site Model and Site Analysis

Assignment: Site Model

Assignment- Site Analysis w/ Microclimate Analysis

17 Precedent Research and Design Narratives

Class: Site Analysis Review Discussion: Precedent Research and Design Narrative

Assignment- Precedent Research and Design Narratives

18 Precedent and Narrative Review

Class: Precedent and Narrative Review
Discussion: Diagramming the solution

Assignment- Diagrams and Physical Design Iterations

19 Physical Design Iterations Review

Class: Physical Design Iterations and Diagrams Review
Discussion: Digital Design Iterations
CLT: In-class tutorial on Rhino

Assignment- Digital Design Iterations

20 Digital Models Review

Class: Digital Models Review

For Next Class
Design Development

21 Design Development Review

Class: Design Development Review

For Next Class
Design Development

22 Design Development Review

Class: Design Development Review

For Next Class
Design Development

23 Line Drawings

Discussion: Line Drawings

For Next Class
Line Drawings

24 Facades

Class: Review Line Drawings
Discussion: Facades
CLT: In class tutorial on 3D printing using powder printer

For Next Class
Facades

Assignment- 3D Printed Models

25 Exterior Spaces

Class: Façade Review
Discussion: Exterior Spaces and Landscaping

For Next Class
Exterior Spaces

26 Design Development Review

Class: Design Development Review
CLT: In-class tutorial on V-ray rendering

For Next Class
Design Development

27 3D Views

Class: Develop 3D Views, Send files for 3D Printing
Discussion: 3D Views, Representation Techniques

For Next Class
3D views, Draft Final Presentations

28 Final Presentation Criteria

Class: Review final draft boards
Discussion: Final presentations

Assignment- Final Presentations 03

29 Final Presentations

30 Final Portfolio Review

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