SRJC Course Outlines

6/14/2024 11:21:15 AMARCH 50A Course Outline as of Fall 2024

Reinstated Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ARCH 50ATitle:  DESIGN STUDIO 1  
Full Title:  Architecture Design Studio 1
Last Reviewed:5/13/2024

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  ARCH 25A

Catalog Description:
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Students will learn fundamental concepts used in architectural design to create shapes, forms, and objects as solutions to design goals. The course emphasis will be on the explorative creation of two-dimensional and three-dimensional projects to analyze and explain design theory principles.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion or Current Enrollment in ARCH 52A ( or ARCH 26A or ARCH 62A)


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Students will learn fundamental concepts used in architectural design to create shapes, forms, and objects as solutions to design goals. The course emphasis will be on the explorative creation of two-dimensional and three-dimensional projects to analyze and explain design theory principles.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion or Current Enrollment in ARCH 52A ( or ARCH 26A or ARCH 62A)
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2024Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Communicate two-dimensional graphical design solutions using typical architectural design techniques such as sketching, perspective, and conceptual diagrams.
2. Develop design solutions using three-dimensional massing and other physical modeling techniques.
3. Analyze and apply simple design solutions through the use of the iterative design process.
4. Identify and manipulate basic components of formal design elements such as point, line, plane, and mass.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Apply basic sketching techniques to illustrate a design concept.
2. Develop simple parti diagrams outlining basic conceptual design schemes.
3. Describe and create various sketched perspective and orthographic views.
4. Create simple physical models of architectural massing and form.
5. Identify and apply formal transformation processes by which sculptural architectonic form is generated.
6. Apply the process of iterative design to develop simple architectural form.
7. Identify the foundational elements of two- and three-dimensional form.
8. Apply qualities of form such as texture, proportion, and shading to achieve a desired outcome.
9. Identify patterns in which architectural massing may be ordered.

Topics and Scope
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I. Two-Dimensional (2D) Creation Fundamentals
   A. Sketching and drawing
       1. Visualization
       2. Linework: line weight, line types, line density, contrast, and heirarchy
       3. Tools: pencils, pens, markers, and color pencils
       4. Views: plan, elevation, section, isometric, and planometric
       5. Perspective: one-point, two-point, and three-point
       6. Conceptual drawings: parti diagram, adjacency diagrams, circulation diagram, and site analysis
       7. Other types of sketching techniques: contour drawings, gesture sketching, and analytical sketching
   B. Other means of 2D representation
       1. Collage
       2. Compositing
       3. Painting
II. Three-Dimensional (3D) Creation Fundamentals
   A. Basics of physical modeling
       1. Materials: foamcore, paper, chipboard, cardboard, balsa, and adhesives
       2. Tools: craft/utility knives, scissors, saws, clamps, cutting mat, and metal straight edges
       3. Techniques: cutting, gluing, and clamping
   B. Form and space creation from surface: curved and folded planes, and faceted surfaces
   C. Formal transformations: uniform/nonuniform scale, rotation, position, repetition, and rhythm
   D. Additive and subtractive composition
III. Design Process
   A. Idea-based design outcomes and goals
   B. Employment of design theory fundamentals
   C. Iterative design process: create and validate cycle
   D. The architectural parti
IV. Design Language
   A. Building blocks: point, line, surface, mass, and form
   B. Formal qualities: size, scale, perspective, position, tone, color, texture, repetition, and rhythm
   C. Implicit and explicit space
   D. Ordering systems: grid, network, cluster, datum, radial, linear, and network
   E. Hierarchy
   F. Gestalt perception principles of design
       1. Figure/ground
       2. Proximity
       3. Common fate
       4. Similarity
       5. Continuity
       6. Past experience
       7. Closure
       8. Symmetry and order
       9. Common region
       10. Focal point
   G. Color theory
       1. Gamut
       2. The color wheel
       3. Color themes: monochromatic, complementary, split-complementary, analogous, triad, tetradic, and pure color
       4. Tone, shade, and tint
       5. Cultural and psychological implications and significance of color
 
The above Topics and Scope apply to both lecture and lab course components in an integrated format.

Assignments:
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Lecture- and Lab-related Assignments:
1. Project-based design exercise(s) (1-4)
2. Project-based design presentations (5-10)
3. Design theory investigations vignettes (3-6)
4. Midterm critical analysis and written reflection (1)
5. Final collaborative design project (1)
6. Final project jury presentation, critical analysis, and written reflection (1)

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Critical analysis and reflections, design theory investigations
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
40 - 60%
Design exercise(s) and final collaborative design project
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 30%
Project presentations and critical analyses
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 15%
Critical analyses and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Architecture: Form, Space, and Order. 5th ed. Ching, Francis D. K. Wiley. 2023.
Instructor prepared materials

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