Explore in detail the design and construction of your
dream house with Architect Emeritus John Donaghey, AIA-E. You may elect to
produce on-going drawings and/or a study model of your class produced
design. Topics covered in class will include: site considerations, defining
your activity spaces, design and costs parameters, design elements and
building codes, consultants and their roles, construction documents,
contractors and contracts, and building activity and completion. You will
receive original drawings in handouts, assistance with your designs,
question-answer time, and opportunity to study sun angles by rotating your
study model on a heliodon.
Is this course for me?
1. Evaluate own home site and develop an appropriate
2. Organize activity spaces and furnishings into a functional
3. Draw a floor plan to scale and refine it into a viable
4. Develop an exterior design and illustrate.
Understand the roles of the various design consultants.
the basics of construction services.
7. Contract for construction
8. Understand the phases of construction.
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