Architectural Design


  • Visualize, design, and construct 3D models and generate a wide range of full-color prototypes, prints, and 3D computer-aided drawings

  • Work alongside industry professionals to explore all aspects of a quality architectural firm

  • Develop a comprehensive portfolio with computerized architectural and mechanical drafting designs 



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Architectural Design Career Tree:

Architectural Design Career Tree



Architectural Design Sequence of Courses:

  Career Awareness
Career Exploration Career Preparation Career Training
Recommended
Course Sequence
 Principles of Architecture
(1 credit)
Architectural Design I
(1 credit)
 Architectural Design II
(2 credits)
Practicum in Architecture
(2 credits)


Architectural Design Courses:

Principles of Architecture
Principles of Architecture provides an overview to the various fields of architecture, interior design, and construction management. Achieving proficiency in decision making and problem solving is an essential skill for career planning and lifelong learning. Classroom studies include topics such as safety, work ethics, communication, information technology applications, systems, health, environment, leadership, teamwork, ethical and legal responsibility, employability, and career development and include skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, and reading technical drawings.

Architectural Design I
In Architectural Design I, students will gain knowledge and skills needed to enter a career in architecture or construction or prepare a foundation toward a postsecondary degree in architecture, construction science, drafting, interior design, or landscape architecture. Architectural Design I includes the knowledge of the design, design history, techniques, and tools related to the production of drawings, renderings, and scaled models for nonresidential or residential architectural purposes.

Architectural Design II
In Architectural Design II, students will gain advanced knowledge and skills needed to enter a career in architecture or construction or prepare a foundation toward a postsecondary degree in architecture, construction science, drafting, interior design, or landscape architecture. Architectural Design II includes the advanced knowledge of the design, design history, techniques, and tools related to the production of drawings, renderings, and scaled models for nonresidential or residential architectural purposes.

Practicum In Architecture 
Practicum in Architectural Design is an occupationally specific course designed to provide technical instruction in architectural design. Safety and career opportunities are included in addition to work ethics and architectural design study. Practicum experiences can occur in a variety of locations appropriate to the nature
and level of experiences such as employment, independent study, internships, mentorships, or laboratories.
 Certifications: AutoCAD or Revit


What type of student should take these courses?
Students who are interested in architecture, interior design,  architectural landscape, drafting, construction and just love to be creative, likes problem solving, sketching, or building models using their hands would be a good candidate for this career pathway.


Careers Related to Architectural Design:
  • Architecture
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Sustainable Environmental Design
  • Interior Design
  • Building surveyor.
  • Commercial/residential surveyor.
  • Higher education lecturer.
  • Historic buildings inspector/conservation officer.
  • Planning and development surveyor.
  • Production designer, theatre/television/film.
  • Structural engineer.