Contact & Communications

Professor: Robert Zagaroli 3rd

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Office Hours: Wednesday 11:00 am-1:00 am

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Class Meeting Information

In-person class meeting location: V-305

All classes start promptly at 8:30am and conclude at 12:40pm

No more than 10% absences are permitted during the semester. For the purposes of record, two late arrivals are considered as one absence. Exceeding this limit will expose the student to failing at the discretion of the instructor due to lack of class participation and mastery of class material.

Each Student is expected to come to class prepared for the days activities. This includes completing the assign readings and reading notes, completing the assigned drawings and sketches, bring to class all drafting equipment inorder to be productive.


Course Description: An introduction to basic materials of construction and the fundamental principals of hand drafting and system analysis. The coursework includes surveying existing conditions, development of plans, elevations, and sections, and basic details as well as the study of material properties and applications.

Credits / Hours: 3 CREDITS / 5 HOURS (1 LECTURE + 4 LAB)

Section Number: D552 (Thursday) and D546 (Tuesday)

Prerequisites: ARCH 1101 Introduction to Architecture

Course context: This course is positioned between the Intro to Architecture course and the higher-level building technology courses. This course will prepare you for further exploration of building technology, technical documentation, and understanding of structure, materials, and building assemblies.

The full course syllabus can be found on the ARCH 1231 Course Hub Openlab Site


Grading information for all course assignments can be found on the ARCH 1231 Course Hub Openlab Site