Kotaro Nakamura, AIA, LEED AP
Professor, Interior Design, School of Art and Design, PSFA, SDSU
ART 148 Visual Presentation I
2/2 House Plan (Please print the handout for the class)
Please make sure to set the Page Scaling to "None"
Ability to draft two and three dimensional architectural drawings.
Understanding of effective drafting skills by hand and computer.
Line drawings with line weights
Isometric and axonometric
Texture and shading
Computer generated drafting
Computer generated perspective
Student learning outcome
It demonstrates the understanding of clear and effective drafting using good line weights, lines quality, and high accuracy.
Understanding of the effective technology utilization in communication.
Not afraid to ask questions - not to be shy about "not knowing"
Submit all the projects at the end of the semester as your assignment portfolio.
Pencils or holder (H and F)
Papers: 18"x24" Vellum
By Francis Ching
Published by Van Nostrand Reinhold
WEB site and use of email
The WEB is used intensively for the instruction.
The assignment as well as necessary instructional material is distributed through the WEB site. Internet is accessible through the computers at the room 302 computer lab.
Please use the email to communicate. Please use the address firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are hand drafted drawing and computer generated drawing assignments. Students are expected to produce professional quality perspectives without color. The CAD program used in this class is AutoCAD only. There will be in-class assignments and homework assignments. Every students are expected to spend 4 to 6 hours of homework time every week.
Each assignment will have credit (correct) or noncredit (incorrect) grade according to the correctness of the technique. Some assignments beyond line-composition will have letter grades according to the composition, line quality, and line weights. The assignment grade is computed by the average of the letter grade multiplied by the percentage of the correct assignments.
In addition, attendance, observed performance, class participation will weigh 10% of the final grade.
Letter Grade to number scale
A = 4
A- = 3.7
B+ = 3.3
B = 3.0
B- = 2.7
C+ = 2.3
C = 2.0
C- = 1.7
D+ = 1.3
D = 1.0
D- = 0.7
F = 0
Project Deadline Policy
No project will be accepted after deadline without proper school policy accepted evidence of excuse.
Submit your project on time even if it is incomplete. Non or late submission will receive an F grade.
Project Improvement Policy
Students are allowed to improve the assignment grade by resubmitting. Incorrect assignments can be changed to correct grades with full credits. Letter grade can be changed up to one full letter grade depending on the quality of work.
Safety and Security Issues
Please be alert about personal safety and your belongings including computer and drafting equipment. Try to be with your friend while staying in the classroom late at night and walking to your car.
Students with Disabilities
The University is committed to providing reasonable academic accommodation to students with disabilities. The Student Disability Services Office provides university academic support services and specialized assistance to students with disabilities. If you expect accommodation through the Act, contact the Student Disability Services Office (http://www.sa.sdsu.edu/dss/dss_home.html) at (619) 594-6473."
By the end of the second week of classes, students should notify the instructors of affected courses of planned absences for religious observances. Instructors will reasonably accommodate students who notify them in advance of planned absences for religious observances.
Statement on Cheating and Plagiarism
Cheating and plagiarism will be processed according to the University policy.
Syllabus is Subject to Change
Syllabus is Subject to Change: This syllabus and schedule are subject to change in the event of extenuating circumstances. If you are absent from class, it is your responsibility to check on announcements made while you were absent.
For computer program questions, please use WEB browser to obtain tutorials. There are many tutorials on Youtube.
"Make roof in Revit"
Make PDF files
AutoCAD 3D Advanced
Photo on Solid
3D Studio VIZ
2 Point Perspective
2 Point Interior
1 Point Setup (PDF)
SDSU School of Art
Transcripts and Grade report
ADA Design Guide
Green Building Council
Green Building San Diego
ASID San Diego
ASID Student Chapter
San Diego AIA
Arch. Woodwork Institute