ARCHI 126 INTRODUCTION TO AUTOCAD
3 Credits
Introductory course covering the computer application AutoCAD as it relates to the creation of technical drawings. Course covers two dimensional computer aided drafting of objects in orthographic projection. Hands-on training utilizing a comprehensive overview of the software package and its applications in architectural drafting is stressed. Students are recommended to have a basic knowledge of technical drawing.

ARCHI 226 COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING AND DESIGN ADVANCED CONCEPTS - AUTOCAD
4 Credits
Course is designed for students with previous knowledge and experience in using AutoCAD. Course covers (1) surface/wireframe and solid modeling features of Autocad for 3-dimensional modeling and photo realistic rendering, (2) customization and optimal application of AutoCAD and (3) utility options for presentation purposes and project management. 

ARCHI 127 INTRODUCTION TO REVIT
3 Credits
This course is an introduction to Revit software and covers fundamentals of the Revit operating environment, file structure, organization and creation of three-dimensional and two-dimensional construction models and documents. 


ARCHI 135 DIGITAL TOOLS FOR ARCHITECTS
3 Credits
An introduction to the use of computers in architectural design and representation. Course covers topics in presentation graphics, digital modeling and digital portfolio design. Students will be introduced to a variety of software packages for graphic presentations and computer aided drafting and modeling.

The Digital Tools for Architects class covers the use of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup, and Vectorworks. Students completing this course are prepared in the use of graphic software as it applies to architectural presentation drawings and publications.

ARCHI 136 DIGITAL TOOLS FOR ARCHITECTS II
3 Credits
Course covering the use of computers in architectural design for advanced architectural graphics, three dimensional modeling, rendering and fabrication. Course covers topics utilizing Rhino and the use of Vectorworks CAD and 3-D modeling software. Topics include current computer graphics and architectural CAD standards, modeling of complex non-orthogonal geometries and sculptural forms, Building Information Management (BIM), work-group organization and parametric modeling. 

ARCHI 138 INTRODUCTION TO PARAMETRIC DESIGN WITH GRASSHOPPER
3 Credits
This course is an introduction to Grasshopper for the generation of complex three dimensional architectural forms in Rhinoceros 3D modeling software. The course covers basic scripting and management of data within the Grasshopper environment. The course will conclude with the construction of a physical model generated in Grasshopper to be fabricated using the campus laser cutter and assembled on campus. The finished model will be displayed on campus. 


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Spring

ARCHI 105 x x
ARCHI 110   x
ARCHI 115   x
ARCHI 119 x x
ARCHI 120 x x
ARCHI 121 x x
ARCHI 126 x x
ARCHI 130 x x
ARCHI 131 x x
ARCHI 132    
ARCHI 135 x x
ARCHI 136 x x
CONST 144 x x
ARCHI 150    
ARCHI 156 Fall or Spring
ARCHI 157 Fall or Spring
ARCHI 158 Fall or Spring
ARCHI 160    
ARCHI 165    
ARCHI 220 x x
ARCHI 221   x
ARCHI 226   x
ARCHI 244   x
ARCHI 245    
ARCHI 298    
ARCHI 299    
  FABRICATION DESIGN DRAWING DIGITAL MEDIA HISTORY & THEORY PRACTICE