Career & Technical Education (CTE) » Architectural Design Pathway

Architectural Design Pathway

CTE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN                             (9, 10, 11, 12)              One Year     

Prerequisite: None                                                                                                      

Fulfills UC/CSU Requirements: YES – Subject Area - F


Course Description:


This is a year-long introductory course where students learn the fundamentals of architectural design. This includes the nature of space, form, geometry, volume, texture, composition, and context. In addition, students learn the history of architecture design and related career paths. Students will increase awareness of building form and the relationship between spatial constructions and the built environment. Using knowledge gained through personal experience, instruction, and research, students will develop conceptual design to familiarize them with generating compelling and complex form. Student designs will be completed using traditional sketching methods, in addition to industry standard CAD software (Rhino 3D) to facilitate the development of traditional orthographic drawing techniques including plans, sections and elevations. 


Capstone Course: 


CTE ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN           (10, 11,12)                 One Year     

Prerequisite: CTE Architectural Design with a ‘C’ or higher.   Fulfills UC/CSU Requirements: In Progress


Course Description:


This course will begin to introduce students to more real, semester-long projects that involve more advanced architectural concepts surrounding material, program, site analysis and building structure. Students will be expected to produce compelling and visually appealing projects around speculative client brief, culminating in a printed portfolio requirement that prepares students for real world internships in the architectural field.  

Teacher:  Ehsaan Mesghali