Advanced Drafting and Design


  • CTE Sector: Engineering and Architecture
  • CTE Pathway: Architectural Design
  • Located at: Santa Fe
  • Recommended Prerequisite: Drafting and Design

Course Description

This course is the capstone course in a 3-level program of architectural design and drawing. Students use their prior knowledge and research skills to first design, draw, and build a model inspired by ancient Roman architecture. Next, they will produce a residential project of their own creation. Implementing the design process, students start with programming for a “client” and then using sketching skills and ultimately 3-D computer program based drawing skills to develop and present their final designs for critique.

Integrated throughout the course are standards for Career Ready Practice and Academic Content Standards which include: appropriate technical skills and academic knowledge; communication skills; career planning; applied technology; critical thinking and problem solving; personal health and financial literacy; citizenship, integrity, ethical leadership and effective management; work productively while integrating cultural and global competence; creativity and innovation; reliable research strategies, and environment, social and economic impacts of decisions.