McComsey Career Development Center
Visual Arts : Architecture

Processes, Techniques and Specific Knowledge Area

    __Drawing techniques
  • orthographic
  • axonometric
  • oblique
  • conical projection

    __Force vectors, trusses, cross-sectional properties
    __Wood and steel systems
    __Reinforced/pre-stressed concrete members
    __Concrete foundations/reinforced masonry
    __Shear/moment diagrams
    __Stresses/strains/material applications
    __Gravity/lateral loads
    __Components/systems response
    __Performance evaluations
    __HVAC & plumbing systems
    __Electric power, acoustics, and illumination
    __Tectonics and Geology
    __Legal issues/building and zoning codes, among many others
    __Lighting systems
    __Window treatments
    __Finish materials
    __Furniture
    __Construction methods
    __Anthropometrics
    __Client psychology and physiology
    __Color theory
    __Sustainability
    __Interaction design

Materials, Equipment and Technology

    __Computer programs:
  • Form Z
  • Adobe Photoshop, Pagemaker
  • Rhino
  • 3D Studio/3D Studio Max
  • AutoCAD (list version)
  • MathCAD
  • Animator Pro
  • Macromedia Flash, Dreamweaver, Freehand
  • Microsoft Office programs: Excel and PowerPoint