Unit 1: Overview of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Lesson 1.1: History of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Lesson 1.2: Careers in Civil Engineering and Architecture
Unit 2: Residential Design
Lesson 2.1: Building Design and Construction
Lesson 2.2: Cost and Efficiency Analysis
Lesson 2.3: Residential Design
Unit 3: Commercial Applications
Lesson 3.1: Commercial Building Systems
Lesson 3.2: Structures
Lesson 3.3: Services and Utilities
Lesson 3.4: Site Considerations
Unit 4: Commercial Building Design
Lesson 4.1: Commercial Building Design Problem
Lesson 4.2: Commercial Building Design Presentation
Civil Engineering and Architecture
20th Century architecture was "form follows function" -- but today's buildings are multi-functional. What is your vision for the 21st Century?
New building plans look impressive onscreen, but how would that cool structural design you developed stand up to a flood, earthquake, city inspector, or historical commission? Some of today's designs integrate housing, workspace, recreation, and the great outdoors into the same building or complex.
What will my classes be like?
Use 3D modeling software to create and test your own residential and commercial designs, factoring in:
Materials and systems
Storm water management
Site design / considerations
Utilities and services
Architectural style and guidelines
Research the professional and technical careers in the design and construction industry, including those addressing new developments in energy efficiency, green technologies, and changing populations. Be inspired to shape the spaces of the 21st Century!
This is not a comprehensive list of all available skills and goals, but given to show the scope of the curriculum. It is recommended that students are concurrently enrolled in college preparatory mathematics and science courses.