Architectural Design 11-12


The objective of this course is to serve as an introduction to architectural design and 3D modelling. This course will start with sketching and the basics of architectural plans, then move into CAD (computer-aided design) and architectural software. Throughout the course, students will work on their own designs and represent them with plans, renderings and 3D-printed models.

Advanced CAD Option

This option is for students thinking of entering engineering or other design-based careers. Instead of studying architectural design, these students will focus on mechanical design and CAD modelling. Students enrolled in the Advanced CAD Option will need to be able to work independently, complete several tutorials, navigate online resources to solve complex CAD challenges, and choose a design focus to specialize in.

If you are interested in the Advanced CAD Option, please speak to Mr. Ross for more information. Teacher approval is required for any students who wish to enrol in this option.

Weekly Report

In order to receive credit for the work that you do, you will need to fill out a weekly report at the end of the week. This will consist of a few sentences describing what you worked on and accomplished over the course of the work. You will be assessed based on the quality of your work, not necessarily the quantity of projects produced.


5% —– Safety

15% — Weekly Report

20% — Hand Drafting

20% — CAD Modelling

40% — Project Work

Safety: You are required to score 100% on all safety tests before starting any project work.

Clean Up

Every class, the 5-minute clean up bell will sound. All students are expected to stop their work and clean up. If you finish early, please help others to finish up before the end of class.


You will be working with expensive equipment in a shared space that is important to many people. I expect that you treat room and everyone in it with respect. You are required to work safely, clean up, and put in a consistent effort into your work. In exchange, I will try my best to make this course a meaningful experience.