DSGN06097 2013 Studio Skills:Architectural Representation 1a

General Details

Full Title
Studio Skills:Architectural Representation 1a
Transcript Title
ArchRep 1a
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Subject Area
DSGN - Design
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Bernadette Donohoe, Maeliosa O'Brien, Cliona Brady
Programme Membership
SG_JINTE_H08 201300 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Architectural Design SG_VINTE_B07 201400 Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture and Design SG_VINTE_B07 201400 Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture and Design SG_JINTE_H08 201400 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Interior Architecture RIBA 1

The module will introduce a range of design representation and communication skills using appropriate media (drawing, physical models and digital media) including personal skills involving discussion, negotiation, and team-working.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Deliver visual, verbal and written presentations utilising appropriate language, terminology and representational graphics


Compile and deliver a presentation to a peer group and to listen and critically respond to the views of others


Utilise orthographic and paraline architectural drawing conventions at a basic level


Appreciate the range, context, use and cross-referencing of design information


Construct and utilise scale models, using appropriate materials, as a design development tool from concept to presentation stage


Create simple design drawings within a CAD programme


Utilise basic image edit techniques within a CAD programme


Manage electronic drawings, files, folders, CAD blocks employing an appropriate nomenclature

Module Assessment Strategies

Formative and summative continuous assessment modes using a range of techniques which includes group and/or individual work mainly: drawings, essays, projects, presentations, debate.

Indicative Syllabus

·         Introduction to use of architectural drawing equipment

·         Architectural drawing conventions

·         Freehand sketching

·         Diagramming techniques and annotation

·         Verbal and graphic presentation techniques

·         Architectural photography

·         Two-dimensional orthographic drawing

·         CAD: draw and modify commands

·         CAD: drawing and file management

·         CAD: printing and plotting

          CAD: Ergonomics and Health and Safety

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Design Presentation Architectural Drawing and Models Continuous Assessment Project 50 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
2 Continuous Assessment CAD Project Continuous Assessment Project 50 % OnGoing 6,7,8

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Design Projectwork Architectural Studio Drawing and Modelmaking 2 Weekly 2.00
Laboratory Practical Computer Laboratory CAD 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Project 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Anderson, J. (2011) Architectural Design, London: Ava

Ching, Francis, D. K, (2002) Architectural Graphics, Van Nostrand Reinhold

Ching, Francis, D. K, (1998) Design Drawing, Wiley

Cooper, C, (2007) Drawing & Perceiving,New York: John Wiley & Sons

Doyle, M. (1999) Color Drawing, New York: John Wiley & Sons

Farelly, L. (2007) Representational Techniques, London: Ava

Yee, Rendow, (1997) Architectural Drawing: A Visual Compendium of Types and Methods, John Wiley & Sons

Other Resources


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