Intro to Reading Architectural Drawings

Develop a core skill for architectural design and visualization by learning to read all types of architectural drawings

So many of us have a desire to be creative and design things, but before we can get to the really fun stuff, we need to understand some of the basics. In this course, students will explore the language of architectural design, namely drawings / plans.

What you’ll learn

  • You will be able to read and understand architectural drawings.
  • Understand how architectural plans are constructed so you can make some of your own.
  • Understand a complete building in plan form so you can build a 3d model of it.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 1 lecture • 1min.
  • Basic Architectural Drawings –> 10 lectures • 25min.
  • Plans in Detail –> 8 lectures • 22min.
  • Conclusion –> 1 lecture • 1min.
  • BONUS: What Should You Learn Next? –> 2 lectures • 8min.

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So many of us have a desire to be creative and design things, but before we can get to the really fun stuff, we need to understand some of the basics. In this course, students will explore the language of architectural design, namely drawings / plans.

Architectural drawings come with their own set of style guides, symbols, vocabulary, etc. These are things that students need to understand before they can start participating in design projects, and truly communicating in this exciting field of study.

In this course, students will get a high level overview of the ins and outs of architectural drawings so that they can feel comfortable moving forward working with architectural plans.

Whether you aspire to be in design, construction, engineering, architectural visualization, or just to design your own buildings, this is a core skill essential to the process.

What to expect:

  • This is a short overview course that starts with the basics of architectural drawings
  • Later, the course dives into specific types of drawings at a more detailed level
  • By the end, you should have a good grasp of the symbols, vocabulary, and other important elements of professional architectural plans.

 

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