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Course CodeSemester Course Name LE/RC/LA Course Type Language of Instruction ECTS
Course Goals
The primary goal of this course is to develop graphical expression skills necessary for the proper formal expression of each stage of the architectural design process and the building program.

Prerequisite(s) -
Corequisite(s) -
Special Requisite(s) According to the Decision No. 2 of the Faculty Board of Faculty of Architecture, No 2017-2018 / 4 dated 06.03.2018; it is imperative that students attend at least 70% of theoretical courses and at least 80% of all practical courses outside of theoretical courses. Students who can not attend the semester can not take the final exam
Instructor(s) Assist. Prof. Dr. Gamze ALPTEKİN
Course Assistant(s) Res.Assist. Dilara GÜR, Res.Assist. Pınar TURAN
Schedule Wednesday, 13:00-17:00, MTS V
Office Hour(s) Instructor name, day, hours, XXX Campus, office number.
Teaching Methods and Techniques Lectures, Oral Presentations
Principle Sources -ŞAHİNLER, O., KIZIL, F., Mimarlıkta Teknik Resim, YEM Yayıncılık, İstanbul, 2004.   - ONAT, E., Mimarlık, Form ve Geometri, YEM Yayınları, 1995.
Other Sources ERPI, F., GÜRSU, H., Graphic Communication, METU, Ankara, 1986.- NEUFERT.

LUTZ,R.J., Applied Sketching and Technical Drawing, Willcox Company Inc., 1991
GILL, W.R., Rendering With Pen and Ink, Thames and Hudson, 1984.     HASOL,D., Mimarlık Sözlüğü
Course Schedules
Week Contents Learning Methods
1. Week General information on presentation techniques Sketching studio work + Writing studio work Oral Presentation and Studio Work
2. Week A presentation on using T ruler and miter Linetypes studio work Oral Presentation and Studio Work
3. Week A presentation on footprints Drawing top, side and front views of 3Ds objects-studio work Oral Presentation and Studio Work
4. Week A presentation on footprints Drawing top, side and front views of 3Ds objects-studio work Oral Presentation and Studio Work
5. Week A presentation on plan and section Plan, section and elevation of a piece of wall with cavities-studio work Oral Presentation and Studio Work
6. Week A presentation on scale Scaled drawing studio work Oral Presentation and Studio Work
7. Week A presentation on window and doors details Drawing plan and section Exam
8. Week Midterm 1 Public Holiday
9. Week General Review Oral Presentation and Studio Work
10. Week A presentation on roof slope Plan, section and elevation-studio work Oral Presentation and Studio Work
11. Week A presentation on stairs Stairs studio work Oral Presentation and Studio Work
12. Week Midterm 2 Exam
13. Week A presentation on architectural perspectives Architectural perspectives-studio work Oral Presentation and Studio Work
14. Week A presentation on dimention lines Studio work Oral Presentation and Studio Work
15. Week
16. Week
17. Week
Evaluation tools Quantity Weight(%)
Midterm(s) 2 20
Homework / Term Projects / Presentations 8 10
Studio Work 12 40
Final Exam 1 30

Program Outcomes
PO-1Critical Thinking: Ability to inquire, use abstract ideas to interpret information, consider diverse points of view, reach well-reasoned conclusions.
PO-2Communication: Ability to use appropriate representational media to transmit essential formal elements at design process.
PO-3Investigation: Ability to gather, record, apply, and comparatively evaluate relevant information within design processes.
PO-4Design: Ability to reproduce the design information in the creative thinking process, to reach new and original results through universal design principles such as sustainability and accessibility.
PO-5World Architecture: Understanding world architecture in terms of their historical, geographical and global factors.
PO-6Local Architecture / Cultural Diversity: Understanding the architectural formations and samples of a geography through its historical and cultural context. Understanding the divergent canons of cultural values, behavioral, social and spatial patterns.
PO-7Cultural Heritage and Conservation: Understanding of conservation discourses and methods, and the subjects of cultural heritage, conservation awareness, environmental concerns and ethical responsibility.
PO-8Sustainability: Ability to design projects by using the information regarding the natural and built environment to reduce the undesirable environmental impacts on future generations through means.
PO-9Social Responsibility: Understanding of the architect’s responsibility about protecting the commonweal, having respect for historical/cultural and natural resources and improving the life quality.
PO-10Nature and Human: Understanding of the relationship between human, the natural environment and the design of the built environment.
PO-11Geographical Conditions: Understanding the relationships of site selection, settlement and building design by considering the cultural, economical and social properties as well as the natural characteristics such as soil, topography, vegetation and watershed.
PO-12Life Safety: Understanding the basic principles of security and life-safety systems in the conditions of natural disasters, fire, etc. through building and environment scales.
PO-13Structural Systems: Understanding of the basic principles of structural behavior in withstanding gravity and lateral forces and the evolution, range, and appropriate application of contemporary structural systems.
PO-14Environmental Systems: Understanding the principles of physical environmental systems’ design such as lighting, acoustics, climatization and the use of appropriate performance assessment tools.
PO-15Building Envelope Systems: Understanding of the basic principles involved in the appropriate application of building envelope systems and associated assemblies.
PO-16Building Service Systems: Understanding of the basic design principles of building service systems such as plumbing, electrical, vertical transportation, security, and fire protection systems.
PO-17Building Materials and Assemblies: Understanding of the basic principles utilized in the appropriate selection of construction materials, products, components and assemblies, based on their inherent characteristics and performance, including their environmental impact and reuse.
PO-18Integration of Building Service Systems: The ability of assessing, selecting and integrating the structural, environmental, security, envelope and service systems of the buildings for building design.
PO-19Programming and Evaluation: Ability to prepare and evaluate an architectural project program by considering the public benefits in regards of client and user needs, appropriate examplers, space and equipment requirements, financial limitations, site conditions, relevant codes, laws and design principles.
PO-20Comprehensive Project Development: Ability to produce a comprehensive architectural project that demonstrates to make design decisions across various scales.
PO-21Considering Building Costs: Understanding the fundamentals of building construction and use costs.
PO-22Architect-Client Relationship: Understanding of the responsibility of the architect to elicit, understand, and reconcile the needs of the client, owner, user groups, and the public and community domains.
PO-23Collaboration: Ability to work in collaboration with others and in multidisciplinary teams to successfully complete design projects.
PO-24Project Management: Understanding of the methods for competing for commissions, selecting consultants and assembling teams, and recommending project delivery methods.
PO-25Practice Management: Understanding the basic principles in the architectural practice processes like financial management, business planning, quality management, risk management, discussion and reconciliation.
PO-26Leadership: Understanding of the techniques and skills architects use to work collaboratively in the building design and construction process and on environmental, social, and aesthetic issues in their communities.
PO-27Legal Rights and Responsibilities: Understanding of the architect’s responsibility to the public and the client as determined by regulations and legal considerations involving the practice of architecture.
PO-28Professional Practice: Understanding and fulfillment of employer and intern rights and responsibilities for development of profession.
PO-29Ethics of Profession: Understanding of the ethical issues involved in profession regarding social, political and cultural issues in architectural design and practice.
Learning Outcomes
LO-1To have ideas and knowledge about two-dimensional drawing techniques for appropriate manually prepared presentations (KNOWLEDGE)
LO-2To have ideas and knowledge about three-dimensional drawing techniques for appropriate manually prepared presentations (KNOWLEDGE)
LO-3Be able to identify, interpret and use of two-dimensional techniques to express the design correctly (SKILL)
LO-4Be able to identify, interpret and use of three-dimensional techniques to express the design correctly (SKILL)
LO-5Be able to use the right presentation technique (COMPETENCE)
Course Assessment Matrix:
Program Outcomes - Learning Outcomes Matrix
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