Architectural Design (AD)

Teacher Information

Mrs. Kaitlin Rossi

krossi@d125.org

847.415.4180

Office: 1410

Primary Classroom: 3006 (Link Lab)

Degrees:

  • Bachelor's in Architectural Studies from University of Illinois in 2013.
  • Master's in STEM Education & Leadership from Illinois State University in 2015.
  • Master's in Educational Technology & Leadership from Concordia University Chicago expected graduation in 2019.

Mr. Matthew Schwenk

mschwenk@d125.org

847.415.4188

Office: 1410

Primary Classroom: 6008

Degrees:

  • Bachelor's in Technology Education from Illinois State University in 2009.
  • Master's in Educational Technology & Leadership from Concordia University Chicago expected graduation in 2019.

About AD

Architectural Design is an entry-level architecture course that provides students with the opportunity to develop architectural design, planning and drawings skills. This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts, theories and practices of the professional architect. Students will use architectural software that is used by professional architects to develop skills in residential design including: renderings, floor plans, site plans, elevations, and section drawings. In addition, students learn about documenting their project, solving problems, and communicating their solutions to their peers and members of the professional community of architecture.

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Project 1: Tree House Design

Project 1 Goals:

  • Learn basics using Autodesk Revit software
  • Understand & be able to apply the design process steps while developing a tree house structure

Project 2: Physical Model

Project 2 Goals:

  • Learn about different residential architectural styles
  • Learn model making techniques such as how to read and use a ruler as well as how to safety use box cutter to create physical model

Project 3: Chicago Exterior Home Design

Project 3 Goals:

  • Learn about different residential architectural styles specific to Chicago
  • Learn advanced Revit skills such as..
    • rendering
    • stairs
    • Creating site elements (landscaping, patios, pools, etc.)

Project 4: Kitchen Design

Project 4 Goals:

  • Learn how to efficiently layout a kitchen using work triangle guidelines
  • Learn how to create cabinet coded floor plans
  • Calculate total cost of kitchen design

Project 5: Chicago Interior Home Design

Project 5 Goals:

  • Learn how to think like an architect while laying out and design interior residential spaces
  • Learn bedroom and bathroom design guidelines
  • Work on creating cohesive color scheme throughout home

Project 6: AutoCAD & Laser Cutting

Project 6 Goals:

  • Learn basic commands in Autodesk AutoCAD software
  • Learn how run Laser to create final product of choice

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