Prerequisites: Full Major status in Architecture.
This course will introduce the application of analog and digital media, verbal and visual communications, architectural graphic standards, and representational techniques in the architectural design and communication process. Beginning with simple processes, the class will regularly introduce additional media while establishing proper workflow and best practices between various platforms. Through the course assignments, students will be challenged to expand their creative and conceptual approach to incorporating drawing and media into their design process through the intelligent use of appropriate tools to create well-crafted, evocative, and highly informative representations of your designs. Architects have at their disposal a myriad of media that can aid in the development of their designs. However, none of these tools is capable of doing all the tasks required nor are many of them specifically geared toward architecture. Students and practitioners often appropriate tools from the graphic design, computer animation, and manufacturing industries to meet their needs. This class will address these various tools and discuss the best way to use them individually and more importantly in combination toward their successful implementation in the design process.