Architecture & Environmental Design

Architecture Environmental Design

Mission Statement:

In alignment with LATTC and CDM mission, we provide transfer and assistance with job placement in architecture and engineering offices, construction management firms, construction manufacture industry and government agencies. We use sustainable design strategies and current computer tools to record, organize, design and maintain the life cycle of the built environment; CFM, CAD, GIS, BIM, 3d Modeling and others. We provide a four semester two degree programs: Arch Tech and MAPS GIS and two semesters Certificates: CAD and Digital Design.

Program Overview:

People need places in which to live, work and play; to learn, worship, meet, govern, shop, and eat. These places may be private or public; indoors or outdoors; rooms, buildings, or complexes. Together, they make up neighborhoods, towns, suburbs, and cities. Professionals trained in the art and science of building design transform these needs into concepts and then develop the finished product.  Architectural Technicians are a vital part of that design process.

Los Angeles and the surrounding area are the cutting edge of modern architecture and construction, and Architectural Technicians are in high demand. Many exciting careers are open in the field including construction, drafting, estimating, building inspection, civil, electrical, mechanical and structural engineering, construction computer rendering, and computer-aided drawing.  Architectural Technicians assist the architect in defining, creating, and organizing buildings, urban spaces and cyber-spaces. They participate in the development of three-dimensional models that parallel finished buildings, as well as design studies, maintenance forecasting, materials testing, facilities management, sales and marketing.

Los Angeles Trade Technical College offers an Architectural Technology Associate in Arts Degree and its equivalent Certificates of Accomplishments (Core major classes without general education classes).

The equipment used in the classroom of Los Angeles Trade Technical College is the same as that found in a professional office with a Local Area Network Environment. The program emphasizes computer

Schedule of Classes:

Architecture, Drafting, Interiors & Environmental Design:

Fall Winter Spring Summer

State Approved Degrees and Certificates of Achievement You Can Earn:

Architectural Technology

Targeted Training Concentrations:  (Skill Certificates)

CAD – Computer Aided Drafting

Digital Design

Course Descriptions:

130 HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE I (2) UC: CSU

Lecture: 2 hours

The development of architecture from prehistoric times to the beginning of the Renaissance with emphasis on the influences which determined its characteristics.

131 HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE II (2) UC: CSU

Lecture: 2 hours

The development of the built environment from the onset of the Renaissance to the present.

151 MATERIALS OF CONSTRUCTION (3) RPT1

Lecture: 3 hours

A study is made of the basic building materials, such as wood, steel, concrete, and masonry, and their uses in the construction field. Non-structural materials such as glass, roofing, plastics and paint are explored, as well as the sixteen divisions of construction.

152 EQUIPMENT OF BUILDING (3) CSU

Lecture: 3 hours

A study of principles involved in the design and application of mechanical equipment to buildings for plumbing, heating, air conditioning, electrical power distribution, illumination, vertical transportation and acoustic systems.

160 COMPUTERS FOR DESIGNERS (3) UC: CSU RPT2

Lecture: 1 hours; Lab: 4 hours

This is an introductory course aimed at 3D graphic use by, environmental and industrial designers such as architecture, landscape architecture, urban planners, product designers, virtual space designers, or any profession that uses computers in three-dimensional design virtually or physically.

172 ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING I (3)

Lecture: 1 hour; Lab: 4 hours

This course covers the preparation of construction documents for a one-story, wood frame residence as well as the study of construction methods, materials, and building ordinances. It concentrates on the development of a floor plan layout and design. It includes graphic representation of a site, foundation layout, floor and roof plans, schedules, cross-sections, details and interior/exterior elevations.

173 ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING II (3)

Lecture: 1 hour; Lab: 4 hours

This course covers the preparation of construction documents for a two-story, wood frame residence and the study of construction methods and material. Special consideration is given to solving problems involving two story construction additions to existing one-story structures. Other topics include graphic representation on site design, building foundation, structural components, elevations and cabinet drawings with floor plans; schedules, cross-sections, details and interior/exterior design.

201 BASIC ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN I (3) UC:CSU

Lecture: 1 hours; Lab: 4 hours

Solution of architectural problems using two- and three-dimensional studies of form and composition.

202 BASIC ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN II (3) UC:CSU

Lecture: 1 hours; Lab: 4 hours

This course explores creative architectural design through the planning of buildings and public spaces with concern for function, orientation, structure and materials.

210 CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATION (3) CSU

Lecture: 3 hours

A study is made of methods used in determining quantities and cost estimates of labor and materials in Engineering and building construction such as excavation, concrete and finish.

222 BEGINNING ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHICS (3) CSU

Lecture: 1 hours; Lab: 4hours

This course covers graphic communication techniques, including fundamentals of orthographic projection; paraline and perspective drawing; descriptive geometry.

261 COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN FOR ARCHITECTURE I (3) CSU

Lecture: 1 hours; Lab: 4 hours

A beginning Computer Aided Design course. Students learn the basic concepts involved in preparing computer drawings that communicate design ideas. Appropriate software is used such as Auto-Cad, 3D Studio and Micro station.

271 ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING III (3)

Lecture: 1 hour; Lab: 4 hours

This course covers the study of concrete block or brick buildings along with wood frame construction, especially long span beam techniques. It includes further study of construction drawings, section layouts, materials and building ordinances as well as energy efficient methodologies, site orientation, roof, electrical, plumbing and air-conditioning; and an introduction to interior design colors, materials and furniture. Creative graphics representation on site analysis, floor plans and interior/exterior elevations also are covered.

272 ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING IV (3) RPT1

Lecture: 1 hour; Lab: 4 hours

The design and construction of commercial buildings are studied with special emphasis on tilt-up concrete construction and wood frame long span beam techniques. This course also focuses on construction materials, structural details and building ordinances for commercial buildings. Students develop interior design presentations using sample materials for finished surfaces. Working drawings, creative architectural design and graphic presentation methods are also stressed.

341 GIS – METROPOLITAN ACCESS PLANNING I (3) CSU

Lecture: 1 hours; Lab: 4 hours

CAD, GIS, Data Systems, and Internet accessibility in one course. GIS technology and related digital technologies are used to explore intelligent drawings, as well as drawings that have multiple types of information associated with them. The collection of data will evaluate the environmental conditions of the city.

342 METROPOLITAN ACCESS PLANNING SYSTEMS II (MAP/GIS) (3) CSU

Lecture: 1 hours; Lab: 4 hours

CAD, GIS, Data Systems and Internet in one course. GIS technology and related digital technologies are used to explore Intelligent drawings, as well as, drawings that have multiple types of information associated with them. Data collection will be used to evaluate environment of the city.

185 DIRECTED STUDY – ARCHITECTURAL (1) CSU

285 DIRECTED STUDY – ARCHITECTURAL (2) CSU

385 DIRECTED STUDY – ARCHITECTURAL (3) CSU

Conference, 1 hour per unit.

These courses are designed to allow the student to pursue directed study in the architecture program on a contract basis under the close supervision of an architectural drafting instructor. These courses require that the student present a contract and that the instructor approves and evaluates the contract.

ARCHITECTURAL INTERIORS: COURSE DESCRIPTION

200 RESIDENTIAL PLANNING (3)

Lecture: 1 hour; Lab: 4 hours

A study is made using a “small house project” layout, livability, functionality, size, orientation, cost, furnishing, equipment, ornamentation and future inhabitants. The “small house project” is put in context through a brief history of American shelters – their construction types and styles. At this point in the occurs, the student is ready for developing, retrofitting, adding and remodeling the “small house project” including basic construction details. Residential construction problems are explored with an emphasis placed in functional design.

ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

COURSE DESCRIPTION

101 ELEMENTS OF ARCHITECTURE (3)

Lecture: 1 hour; Lab: 4 hours

Basic architectural elements, form and composition are studies mainly through two-dimensional drawing media to organize space. Some two-dimensional concepts are translated and transformed into a three-dimensional conceptual model. Emphasis is placed in analytic techniques and problem solving in the design process.

DRAFTING  COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

60 CADD INTRODUCTION (3) UC: CSU

Lecture: 1 hour; Lab: 4 hours

This is a basic CADD foundation course for students in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) field, who will study the relationship between manual drafting, digital drafting and architectural drawing. With “hands-on” learning experience, students will develop mental models to understand the basic principles of CADD: Interfaces, windows, menu bars, tool bars, dialog boxes and basic commands. This course will also cover CADD file management systems, standards for drawings, savings settings and templates.

62 CADD FOR ARCHITECTS (3)

Lecture: 1 hour; Lab: 4 hours

This course combines AutoCAD drafting tools with building objects like walls, windows, doors, etc. Using this new object-oriented approach, building objects related intelligently with one another in a way that was not possible before with the traditional CAD geometry-based approach.

63 CADD FOR BUILDING SYSTEMS (3) UC: CSU

Lecture: 1 hour; Lab: 4 hours

Basic introduction to computer aided design and drafting for the mechanical, plumbing, and electrical drawing sheets that are used in a set of construction drawings. The CAD technology used in this class is Architectural Desktop/Building System software with object technology, team coordination, interactive documentation and annotation tools. Building model examples can be in two-dimensional or three-dimensional space.

64 CADD LABORATORY (3) CSU, RPT4

Lecture: 1 hour; Lab: 4 hours

This course provides assistance to the student to resolve architectural or building systems projects in an environment that uses computer aided design/drafting and Internet Work Spaces technology. Students will be able to complete assignments from other courses and expand his/her technology detail knowledge.