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LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE | 08-09 CATALOG [REV. 11/08]

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architecture

 

Chair: Gayle Partlow

(323) 953-4000 ext. 2510 • DH220

www.lacitycollege.edu/academic/departments/technol/architecture/webmain.htm

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 PROGRAMS OFFERED


Courses Only -

Skill Certificates:

Architectural and Interior Design

Computer Aided Design and Drawing

Technical Drawing

Architectural History

Architectural Graphics

LACC has a new exciting Architecture Program with three primary objectives: 1) Prepare students for admissions and transfer into accredited architecture schools; 2) Prepare students with sufficient skills and knowledge for the job market in architecture, interior design, construction management, and construction; 3) Provide information and insights for those who simply want to learn something about architecture and design. We offer a full range of architectural courses, including the use of CAD and computer 3-D modeling as part of the design and drawing process.

The architectural profession is very exciting field and currently is very strong. For more information, contact Wayne Chiu at chiuwy@lacitycollege.edu for more information and/or consultation.

 

 

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

ARCHITECTURAL AND INTERIOR DESIGN

Certificate

A certificate in Architectural Design will be issued by the Art/Architecture

Department upon application of the student with the Department Chair upon

successful completion of the courses listed below. All courses must be taken

at LACC and completed with a satisfactory grade.

COURSES UNITS

ENV 101......................................................................................... 3

ENV 102......................................................................................... 3

ARC 201......................................................................................... 3

ARC 202......................................................................................... 3

ARC 222......................................................................................... 3

Total Units.................................................................................... 15

 

 

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND DRAWING

Skill Certificate

A certificate in Computer Aided Design and Drawing will be issued by the

Art/Architecture Department upon application of the student with the

department upon successful completion of the courses listed below. All

courses must be taken at LACC and completed with a satisfactory grade.

COURSES UNITS

ARC 162......................................................................................... 3

ARC 172......................................................................................... 3

ARC 173......................................................................................... 3

ENV 101......................................................................................... 3

ENV 102......................................................................................... 3

Total Units.................................................................................... 15

TECHNICAL DRAWING

Skill Certificate

A skills certificate in Technical Drawing will be issued by the Art/Architecture

Department upon successful completion of the courses listed. All courses

must be taken at LACC and completed with a satisfactory

grade.

COURSES UNITS

ARC 172........................................................................................ 3

ARC 173........................................................................................ 3

ARC 271........................................................................................ 3

ARC 272........................................................................................ 3

ARC 162........................................................................................ 3

Total Units................................................................................... 15

ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY

Skill Award

A skill certificate in Architectural History will be issued by the Art/Architecture

Department upon successful completion of the courses listed. All courses

must be taken at LACC and completed with a satisfactory grade.

COURSES UNITS

ARC 130........................................................................................ 2

ARC 131........................................................................................ 2

ENV 101........................................................................................ 3

ENV 102........................................................................................ 3

Total Units................................................................................... 10

ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHICS

Skill Certificate

A skill certificate in Architectural Graphics will be issued by the Art/Architecture

Department upon successful completion of the courses listed. All courses

must be taken at LACC and completed with a satisfactory grade.

COURSES UNITS

ARC 221......................................................................................... 3

ARC 222......................................................................................... 3

ENV 101......................................................................................... 3

ENV 102......................................................................................... 3

ARC 162......................................................................................... 3

Total Units................................................................................... 15

 

 

 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 


NOTE: Not every class is offered each semester. Refer to the current class schedule for current class offerings.

PREREQUISITES: Specified prerequisites must be completed with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

 

 

ARCHITECTURE 110  (formerly Architecture 1)

Introduction to Architecture

1 UNIT - (UC:CSU)

An introductory course on architecture for all architectural and non-architectural students. The course will examine examples of great Architecture, study basic architectural theories, and explore the academic as well as the professional practice of Architecture. Emphasis will be placed on developing awareness, critical thinking and observation of the built environment.

 

ARCHITECTURE 111  (formerly Architecture 20)

Methods of Construction

2 UNITS -  (CSU)

This course examines the process by which buildings are constructed.  It covers the process of construction drawings, agency approval, building permits, as well as the actual construction and the complicated sequencing and coordination that are necessary to complete a building.  Good for students who are interested in the field of architecture, interior design, or construction.

 

ARCHITECTURE 121  (formerly Architecture 10)

Freehand Drawing

2 UNITS - (RPT1) (UC:CSU)

Develop fundamental architectural drafting and drawing techniques. Perspective drawings will be introduced. Coloring and rendering conventions will be practiced. Special emphasis shall be placed on freehand drawing techniques.

 

ARCHITECTURE 130  (formerly Architecture 2)

History of Architecture I

2 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

This course covers the Renaissance to the present geological, climatic, religious, social, and historical forces that help shape each period.

 

ARCHITECTURE 131  (formerly Architecture 3)

History of Architecture II

2 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

The development of architecture from the Renaissance to the present and the geographical, geological, climatic, religious, social, and historical forces that helped shape each period.

 

ARCHITECTURE 151  (formerly Architecture 21)

Materials of Construction

3 UNITS - (CSU)

Lecture and laboratory 3 hours.

Examine the characteristics of building materials and its application in building construction within the overall framework of architectural design.  The fundamental building materials of wood, concrete and steel shall be explored in depth.  Their physical properties, historical context, and application within an architectural design shall be studied.

 

ARCHITECTURE 161  (formerly Architecture 36)

Introduction to Computer-Aided Architectural Design and Drafting

2 UNITS - (CSU)

Lecture and laboratory 4 hours.

This course provides an overview of the use of computers in producing design and construction drawings for the design, engineering and construction fields.

 

ARCHITECTURE 162  (formerly Architecture 37)

Computer Aided Design and Drafting

3 UNITS - (CSU)

Lecture and laboratory 6 hours.

Introduction to the AutoCAD computer drafting program and its application in the fields of architecture, interior design and construction.  Emphasis will be placed on 2-D drawing techniques, 3-D drawing techniques and modeling will be introduced.

 

ARCHITECTURE 172  (formerly Architecture 5)

Architectural Drawing I

3 UNITS - (CSU)

Lecture and laboratory 6 hours.

This course introduces basic construction drawing methodologies.  It contrasts the difference between design drawings and construction drawings and the type of information shown on each.  Students will design and prepare a set of construction drawings for a simple gazebo and a small residential remodel.  Basic design issues will also be addressed.

 

ARCHITECTURE 173  (formerly Architecture 6)

Architectural Drawing II

3 UNITS - (CSU)

Prerequisite: Architecture 172 with a satisfactory grade. 

Lecture and laboratory 6 hours.

This course examines more advanced construction drawing methodologies, including introduction to detailing and building technologies.  CAD may be used to prepare documents.  Students shall design and prepare a set of construction drawings of a more complex and larger residence.  Building details and materials within the context of the architectural design will be further examined.  Students will become familiar with typical building terminologies.  Specifications will be introduced.  Basic design issues will be addressed.

 

ARCHITECTURE 201    (formerly Architecture 33)

Architectural Design I

3 UNITS- (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Environmental Design 102 with a satisfactory grade.

Lecture and laboratory 6 hours.

This course addresses broader architectural and urban issues.  Students will develop highly complex projects with large-scale programmatic requirements.  In addition to the continued exploration of advanced architectural theories, building technology within the context of design will be examined.  Drawing and model making with a variety of materials will be refined.  Computer 3-D modeling and rendering will be incorporated into the design process.  The final work will be assembled into a student portfolio.

 

ARCHITECTURE 202    (formerly Architecture 34)

Architectural Design II

3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Prerequisite: Environmental Design 201 with a satisfactory grade. 

Lecture and laboratory 6 hours.

This course continues to address broader architectural and urban issues as well as sustainability design.  Students will develop highly complex projects with large-scale programmatic requirements.  Building technology will be explored in depth.  Students will utilize and become proficient with a variety of computer drawing, sketching, modeling and rendering programs to develop their designs.  Both verbal and graphic presentations will be refined.  The final work will be assembled into a student portfolio.

 

ARCHITECTURE 221    (formerly Architecture 12)

Architectural Rendering

2 UNITS - (CSU)

Lecture and laboratory 4 hours.

An introduction to architectural rendering as a communication tool to convey design concepts and ideas. Both two and three-dimensional drawing conventions shall be used. Various media and techniques will be explored.

 

ARCHITECTURE 222    (formerly Architecture 4)

Architectural Graphics

3 UNITS - (UC:CSU)

Lecture and laboratory 6 hours.

Architectural drafting and drawing conventions, cover standard techniques to draw plans, elevations, sections axonometrics, and perspectives as well as non-traditional techniques.  A variety of media shall be explored.  The course also covers some basic conceptual training and visualization.

 

ARCHITECTURE 223                                                

Portfolio Development

1 UNIT - (CSU)

Lecture and laboratory 2 hours.

To examine the principles of portfolio design.  To research and analyze professionally designed brochures and portfolios to determine their characteristics and effectiveness.  To assist students in planning out and assembling their work into quality portfolios.

 

ARCHITECTURE 271    (formerly Architecture 7)

Architectural Drawing III

3 UNITS - (CSU)

Prerequisite: Architecture 173 a satisfactory grade. 

Lecture and laboratory 6 hours.

The design and construction of masonry-type buildings are studied together with a further development of wood framing.  Analysis is made of long span techniques and construction.  Environmental control, sustainability and specification writing are introduced.

 

ARCHITECTURE 272    (formerly Architecture 8)

Architectural Drawing IV

3 UNITS - (CSU)

Prerequisite: Architecture 173 with a satisfactory grade. 

Lecture and laboratory 6 hours.

This course examines more advanced masonry, concrete and steel building types and advanced computer drawing techniques.  Building technologies and sustainability will be investigated in depth.  Students will design and prepare a set of construction drawings for a large masonry, concrete and steel building type.  Building details will be examined.  More advanced design issues will be investigated and applied to student projects.  Students will prepare more complex specifications and general conditions.  Professional practice issues and contracts will be explored in more depth.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN 101

Foundations of Design I

3 UNITS - (CSU)

Lecture and laboratory 6 hours.

This course introduces fundamental design principles and design methodologies that are essential for students planning to enter a design field such as architecture, interior design, and industrial design.  It is also recommended for all students wishing to expand their mental and creative horizon.  The focus will be on the perception, analysis and expression of form, space and composition, as well as aesthetics of design.  Through a series of design exercises, students will learn to create ideas, analyze these ideas, and then develop them into an object or structure through sketching, drawing, and model making.  The final work will be assembled into a student portfolio. 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN 102

Foundations of Design II

3 UNITS - (CSU)

Prerequisite: Environmental Design 101 with a satisfactory grade. 

Lecture and laboratory 6 hours.

This course explores more advanced architectural theories and investigates noted and important Architects and their work and design philosophies.  Students will engage in more complex design problems and issues.  Design methodology and critical thinking will be studied and practiced.  Drawing and model making skills will be further developed in preparation for a career in the architecture and design fields.  The final work will be assembled into a student portfolio.

  

                                                                                               

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