Course Description
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.
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1. Evaluate own home site and develop an appropriate plan.
2. Organize activity spaces and furnishings into a functional floor plan.
3. Draw a floor plan to scale and refine it into a viable solution.
4. Develop an exterior design and illustrate.
5. Understand the roles of the various design consultants.
6. Understand the basics of construction services.
7. Contract for construction services.
8. Understand the phases of construction.
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Course Syllabi
Please click here to view the course syllabus for Building Your Deam House.

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