Course Code: ARQU 5995

This software structure course explores the capacity of basic/intermediate digital architectural drawing and 3D modeling using Autocad and Revit Architecture ® as a tool for the representation of architectural design through the use of BIM technology. While many processes have shaped the framework of the built environment, Building Information Modeling encompasses a computer aided design process (CAD) that ultimately relies on intelligent, information-rich models as the foundation for design, simulation, and collaboration. On the other hand, architectural drawings feed the architects intention, ultimately giving feedback to the author and his mindset on execution processes

The course will be dedicated to understanding architectural drawings and 3D modelling as a design philosophy using Revit Architecture® and AutoCad as a tool and application for its execution. While students are not expected to know BIM or Revit Architecture ®, they are expected to present a critical and innovative mindset in their approach to understanding architectural drawing representation in the 21st century. While AutoCad executes in a vector, two dimension flow, Revit Architecture® is seen as an application that utilizes a single, parametric, 3D model to generate plans, section, elevations, perspective, details and schedules but by no means replaces the execution of other design processes. As a combination, this allows the development of all the necessary instruments to ultimately document the design of a building. This encompasses ways of representation in which intelligent components combine, not only to contain physical attributes but to also have functional behaviors familiar in the AEC, architectural design, engineering, and construction industry.

Maria Julia Escalona

Edsel Ramírez González