Course Description

Design Foundations II is the second course in the one-year foundation sequence which increases the student’s ability to perceive visual cues, create visual design, formulate concepts, and render ideas in two- and three dimensions. Students will use a combination of hand and digital skills to aid in the creation and interpretation of three-dimensional constructs and space and the delineation of the same using standard projection systems.

The Visual Studies component of the course builds on the knowledge of architectural representation and visualization obtained in Foundations I and Visual Studies I. The course provides training in design tools that will strengthen visual, verbal, and graphic aspects of design and representation skills and will continue to build design and representation techniques and workflows that will prepare them for future coursework and professional practice.
Course context: This is a required course in the design sequence.


ARCH 1101 “Intro to Architecture” and ARCH 1112 “Architectural Design I: Foundations & Visual Studies” with a minimum grade of C.

Office Hours

Prof. Ioannis Oikonomou: Wednesday 11:30am-2:30pm by appointment

Prof. Eirini Tsachrelia: Monday 2:00-5:00 pm by appointment