The Computers in Architecture class at City College resulted in the students gaining a working knowledge of AutoCAD, PhotoShop, and Rhino3D. This was a 4 credit course attended by mostly 3rd and 4th year students.
A beginning course exploring the concepts and use of digital media for architecture that introduces the fundamental ideas, operations and procedures on which digital modeling, imaging, visualization, and CAD software are based. Students are expected to develop a thorough knowledge of digital technology as well as acquire design and modeling skills using the current versions of standard software. Intel-based equipment and the Windows environment will be introduced as required.
Methods and means of creating, manipulating and presenting digital images
Fundamentals of digital modeling and imaging
Digital technology as a creative and expressive medium
The course includes weekly lectures and demonstrations utilizing the projector and computer equipment in the school’s digital classroom/lab where students have access to a dedicated workstation during class. Computing facilities are available to students during extended non-class hours for carrying-out course assignments, completing exercises, practice, etc.