Architectural Drafting

Lewis S Mills High School

Architectural Drafting Syllabus

 Course Title:                Architectural Drafting

Text:                            Architectural Drafting & Design

Software:                     Revit 2014

Length:                        Full- year course

Prerequisites:              None

Grade Level:                Grade 9-12

Instructor:                    Mr. Ciarlo



Essential Questions:


  • How do you communicate the language of industry on the drafting board and/or on a CAD system?
  • How are drafting skills applied in the global industrial environment?
  • How are sketches and drawings used to communicate ideas?
  • How are analytical and aesthetic skills applied to the process of problem solving?



Course Description:


            Architectural CAD is designed to provide experience that will enable a student to use modern drafting techniques in residential home design. Students will acquire skills while producing a complete set of plans for a home. Students will also construct scale models.




  • To provide a foundation for the continuation of study in Architectural CAD.
  • To provide competency for entry level positions.
  • To provide experiences that will enable students to discover personal interests and abilities.
  • To provide opportunities for students to recognize and practice good drawing techniques.
  • Student Expectation #3: The LSM graduate demonstrates effective use of information and technology to enhance learning.




Students are assessed on their assignments and productivity.

  • Drawings are worth 50% of the marking period grade.
  • Quizzes are worth 20% of the marking period grade
  • Participation is worth 30% of the marking period grade.



Work is expected to be done neatly and in a professional manner. Please pay attention to due dates. The first day an assignment is late, the grade for that assignment is reduced 10%. Each additional day the assignment is late the grade is reduced by an additional 10%.








Classroom Guidelines:


  • Do not use inappropriate language
  • Be prepared for class. Bring the following materials to class: pencil, eraser and a 3-ring binder.
  • Class will begin on time. Please be at your computer or sitting at the center table when the bell rings.
  • A small 3-ring binder is required to store your handouts.
  • Do not disturb others while they are working.
  • Please DO NOT LINE UP AT THE DOOR waiting for the dismissal bell. Sit quietly at the table or at your computer until the bell rings.


Make-up Work:


            If you are absent, it is your responsibility to get your make-up work. Completion of make-up work will adhere to school policy.



  • Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting (Revit)
  • Careers in architecture
  • Site planning
  • Floor plans
  • Foundation plan
  • Electrical plan
  • Exterior elevations
  • Framing plans: floors, walls & ceilings
  • Detail drawings
  • Going “Green”
  • Model construction
  • Alternative energy options



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