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    Milwaukee School of Engineering
  Feb 25, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog
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AE 4311 - Architectural Design

2 lecture hours 2 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course offers the student an opportunity to understand and demonstrate skills in problem solving and design of building projects. Areas stressed in this course include problem analysis and solving, project design, graphic and oral presentation techniques, architectural programming, building code search and working drawing standards. (prereq: senior standing) (coreq: AE 4712  or CM 4712 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Design various solutions to building problems
  • Develop graphics that communicate their proposed solution
  • Compile necessary research to complete a building design
  • Summarize relevant building code requirements for their project
  • Develop graphics and models that communicate their building design in a three dimensional format
  • Prepare presentations that communicate their solutions to clients graphically and verbally
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of working drawings
  • Demonstrate an ability to work in a team environment
  • Develop a better understanding and working knowledge of CADD and BIM

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Creative Thinking
  • Three Dimensional Thought
  • Design Methodology
  • Problem Solving
  • Site Considerations
  • Building Plan Considerations
  • Building Form Considerations
  • Architectural Model Making
  • Working Drawing Overview
  • Technological Considerations
  • Presentation Considerations
  • Bubble Diagramming
  • Building Type Research
  • Zoning Issues and Building Code Issues

Michael McGeen

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