Civil engineering & Architecture
An introduction to the ideas of civil engineering and architecture; from designing residential homes to suite the needs of families, to designing for the structural needs of larger scale commercial buildings. Develop an appreciation for the complexities of building codes!
Unit 1: Architecture as Art
Due: September 2, 2022
An introduction to classical architectural styles and the elements & principles of design.
Unit 2: Basic Revit Design
Due: September 23, 2022
The beginnings of designing homes by working with a client to plan and organize and new floor plan and Revit layout!
Unit 3: Habitat for Humanity
Due: October 14, 2022
Explore the parameters of the Habitat For Humanity program as you design a modest residential building from the bottom up.
Unit 4: Habitat for Humanity #2
Due: November4, 2022
Continue with your Revit model of your Habitat For Humanity house as you add features, furniture, plumbing, and electrical.
Unit 5: Residential Design
Due: November 23, 2022
Use your skills to design a new house based on the Lathrop Designs building codes, and build your design in Revit for VR.
Unit 6: Individual Projects
Due: December 16, 2022
End the semester by taking the time to design, protoptype, and communicate a project of your own choosing!
Unit 7: Structural Engineering
Due: January 20, 2023
Learn about the discipline of structural engineering where we use math to make sure buildings stay standing!
Unit 8: Commercial Design
Due: February 17, 2023
Investigate the role of an architect and civil engineer in the design of commercial spaces.
Unit 9: Commercial Design #2
Due: March 10, 2023
Continue your commercial design as you finalize the details of your space in Revit and build a model.
Unit 10: Large-Scale Design #1
Due: April 7, 2020
Work with a team of designers to create a large-scale commercial design of a school, library, or other large space.
Unit 11: Large-Scale Design #2
Due: April 28, 2023
Continue your work on your large-scale design project, managing team design tasks to get everything done.
Unit 12: Commercial Modelling
Due: May 12, 2023
Finish up your team’s large design with a scale model that shows the ins-and-outs of your commercial space.