This course teaches students how to design a home and communicate that design through floor plans, sections, elevations, and a scale model. Through conversation, lectures, and slides we explore such issues as site planning, climatic design, sustainability, building layout, structural principles, materials, energy conservation, solar strategies, and what makes a building a beautiful expression of its occupant's lifestyle. The class visits local homes to view original, creative, and traditional design concepts. Students learn the fundamentals of a design process that they can apply to their individual projects. This class is perfect for those interested in new home construction, remodeling or renovation, or exploring a new career.

Course start time: Sunday, 5pm
Course end time: Saturday, 5pm

 

  • Competency Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Home Design Course Syllabus

SUNDAY

5:00p Welcome & Tour

6:00p Welcome Dinner

7:00p - 9:00p EVENING STUDIO

- Intros

- Slideshow

- Warm-up Exercise

 
MONDAY

8:00 - 9:00am Breakfast

9:00 - 12p MORNING STUDIO

- Lecture: Site Considerations

- Field Trip

12:00 - 1:00p Lunch

1:00 - 5:00p AFTERNOON STUDIO

- Programming Lecture

- Studio work: Site Plan

6:00 - 7:00p Dinner

7:00p - 10:00p EVENING STUDIO

- Lecture: Shape

- Studio work: Preliminary Design

 
TUESDAY

8:00 - 9:00am Breakfast

9:00 - 12p MORNING STUDIO

- Lecture: Massing

- Studio work: Models

12:00 - 1:00p Lunch

1:00 - 5:00p AFTERNOON STUDIO

- Drafting Demo

- Studio work: Prelim Design, Scaled Floorplans

6:00 - 7:00p Dinner

7:00p - 10:00p EVENING STUDIO

- Lecture: Structural Basics

- Studio work: Scaled Floorplans

 
WEDNESDAY

8:00 - 9:00am Breakfast

9:00 - 12p MORNING STUDIO

- Lecture: Doors & Windows

- Studio work: Sections

- Field Trip

12:00 - 1:00p Lunch

1:00 - 5:00p AFTERNOON STUDIO

- Free Time or unsupervised Studio time

6:00 - 7:00p Dinner

7:00p - 10:00p EVENING STUDIO

- Lecture: Materials

- Studio work: Elevations

 
THURSDAY

8:00 - 9:00am Breakfast

9:00 - 12p MORNING STUDIO

- Lecture: Architectural Principles

- Studio work: Elevations, cont.

12:00 - 1:00p Lunch

1:00 - 5:00p AFTERNOON STUDIO

- Studio work: Elevations, cont., 1/4” models

6:00 - 7:00p Dinner

7:00p - 10:00p EVENING STUDIO

- Lecture: Harmony

- Studio work: Models, cont.

 
FRIDAY

8:00 - 9:00am Breakfast

9:00 - 12p MORNING STUDIO

- Studio work: Project completion

12:00 - 1:00p Lunch

1:00 - 5:00p AFTERNOON STUDIO

- Studio work: Project completion

6:00 - 7:00p Dinner

7:00p - 10:00p EVENING STUDIO

- Studio work: Preparing for final presentations

 
SATURDAY

8:00-9:00am Breakfast

9:00 - 4p FINAL PRESENTATIONS (timing depends on number of students)

(12:00 - 1:00p Lunch)

4 - 5p Closing ceremony

 

Start Date: March 20, 2016
Duration: 6 Days
Instructors:
Tuition: $1050
Materials: $60
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