Independent Study
Dates
Assignment
Assessment - Graded On:
Week 1
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Sign Up for Delicious & Blog accounts
Research Architecture on Wikipedia.com and other sources


In your blog, explain what an architecet does and how math is involved.
Include links in your blog to images of your favorite buildings/sites.
Save links in your delicious account like
http://www.worldarchitecture.org/
Class of 2011's Blogshttp://tuckerstone11.blogspot.com/

Class of 2010's Blogs
http://www.trevorwood12.blogspot.com/
http://www.smithjc19-jc.blogspot.com/
Eportfoliohttp://www.RCampus.com/?xsite=tstonie11.W95260
http://my.rcampus.com/nancy_kent.W95261?nocache=1304529406662
Evidence of 2 accounts
Delicious - add to network
Blog - Follow

Blog Rubric
http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/file/view/blogging+rubric.pdf

Delicious bookmarks

Comments on your classmates blog by:
*Asking a question*Sharing an insight you gained by reading their post*Offering an opinion*Noting similarities or differences in their post



Week of 2/1
Research the field of Architecture

1) What sub-categories exist in the field?
city planning
community planning
regional planning
Interior Architecture
landscape architecturehttp://www.thefutureschannel.com/dockets/hands-on_math/landscape_architects/
environmental design
architectural technology
architectural history

2) What schooling is required to be an Architect?
http://careerplanning.about.com/cs/occupations/p/architect.htm
http://www.ehow.com/topic_7579_architecture-school-101.html

3) What careers are available within the field of architecture? What licenses are requried for each?
Senior Architect
Architect
Senior Architectural Technician
Senior Architectural Technologist
Architectural Technician
Architectural Technologist
Trainee Architectural Technician
Trainee Architectural Technologist
Architect - Part 2
Architect - Part 1
Interior Designer
CAD Technician
After reseaching the 3 items on the left, summarize the ones you feel you would be most interested in and find a college with a degree in that field.

Post your summary to your blog with links.

Comments on your classmates blog by:
*Asking a question*Sharing an insight you gained by reading their post*Offering an opinion*Noting similarities or differences in their post
As time permits, begin to design a floor plan of your bedroom following the 3 steps at

http://www.math-kitecture.com/floor.htm

For our first floor plan/CAD we will use Powerpoint's graph

http://www.math-kitecture.com/mspowerpoint.htm

This should introduce us to the process and symbols in an environment we are familiar with.
Week of 2/8
Conitnue to look at the college you highlighted. Is a porfolio required? When is the early admission deadline?

In Powerpoint, make a floor plan of your bedroom based on the 3 steps in http://www.math-kitecture.com/floor.htm
(do you bedroom not classroom).

Samples from previous years:
http://trevorwood12.blogspot.com/2010/02/bedroom-floorplan.html
http://smithjc19-jc.blogspot.com/2010/02/bedroom-floorplan.html

2) Research several timelines of architectural styles. Using sites such as:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Architectural_style
and
http://www.seemydesign.com/livingroom/elementsideas/archtrim/architectstyle.htm
and combine them into your own timeline.
Respond to individual posts I made on your blog about the specifc colleges.

Export the powerpoint slide as an image (Save as - JPEG) and post to your blog. Be sure to include the math (scale factors, area, etc)!

Comments on your classmates blog by:
*Asking a question*Sharing an insight you gained by reading their post*Offering an opinion*Noting similarities or differences in their post
Week of 2/22
1) Find an online Architectural Dictionary and add to your delicious account (like
http://www.buffaloah.com/a/DCTNRY/vocab.html#e

2) You noted the first time period: Neolithic Architecture(10,0000-3,000 B.C.)Find information on:*time period*materials used*major features of structures*examples from this period - add images to your blog3) See if Google SketchUp is on the computer you use in the library and download Google SketchUp on your home comptuer. If it is not on the library machine, I will put in a tech request for installation. Stop by my room for a GoogleSketch Up binder. (I think you may have this Tucker)4) Experiment with Google SketchUp Watch Videos at:
http://www.google.com/sketchup/training/videos/new_to_gsu.html
*Create 3D model of your home - "Home Sweet Home" in binder
*Convert your bedroom floorplan into a 3D model using "Go Your Room" in binder

Plug In for Volume:
http://3dvinci.blogspot.com/2009/12/plug-in-calculating-volume-in-sketchup.html

Delicious Link

Blog Posting of timeline and Neolithic Period

Comments on your classmates blog by:
*Asking a question*Sharing an insight you gained by reading their post*Offering an opinion*Noting similarities or differences in their post

What is google Sketch up
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/456138/welcome_to_sketchup/
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/2573371/google_sketchup_part_one/

Download at:
http://sketchup.google.com/download/index2.html
Week of 2/28
1) Research Eqyptian Architecture:
*Time Period
*Materials Used
*Major Features of Structures
*Examples from this time period
*The first architect: Imhotep: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imhotep

You may also want to watch the History Channel video - Eqypt:Engineering an Empire:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3678997798659267631&ei=nuSKS5TlGcGDlgfN_YH4Bw&q=Egypt%3A+Engineering+an+Empire+#
(also in Netflix if you have that)

Continue work on Google Sketch Up and see if you can post an image by Friday of either your house or your room.
Blog Posting of Eqyptian Architecture

Comments on your classmates blog by:
*Asking a question*Sharing an insight you gained by reading their post*Offering an opinion*Noting similarities or differences in their post

If you finish, take a screen shot by position the view in Google Sketch Up, then together press the SHIFT and PRINTSCREEN keys (up by number lock). This places an image on the clip board. Open Paint and paste. Crop as needed and save as an image. Upload to your flick account.
My House: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nancy_kent/4392541642/
My Room: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nancy_kent/4403999238/

*This may take more than one week - just have fun and experiment!


If you finish, take a screen shot by position the view in Google Sketch Up, then together press the SHIFT and PRINTSCREEN keys (up by number lock). This places an image on the clip board. Open Paint and paste. Crop as needed and save as an image. Upload to your flick account.

My House: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nancy_kent/4392541642/
My Room: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nancy_kent/4403999238/
Week of 3/7
1) Research Classical Architecture - which includes Greek, Hellenistic and Roman Architecture:

*Time Period
*Materials Used
*Major Features of Structures
*Examples from this time period
*Famous architects from this time period

2) Continue working with Google SketchUp to create hour house and meet with Creating Hartford Class if needed

3) Explore http://www.my-efolio.com/ or similiar sites as a possible place to create an online e-portfolio of your work.
Blog Posting of Classical Architecture
Comments on your classmates blog by:
*Asking a question*Sharing an insight you gained by reading their post*Offering an opinion*Noting similarities or differences in their post
Week of 3/14
1) Research Gothic Architecture - which includes Romanesque and Gothic

2) Continue to work with Google SketchUp and using digital images for the sides of buildings. Can you add one to your house?
Blog Posting of Gothic Architecture

Comments on your classmates blog by:
*Asking a question*Sharing an insight you gained by reading their post*Offering an opinion*Noting similarities or differences in their post
Week of 3/21
1) Research Renaissance Architecture

2) Architect/Technical Drawing
a) Research the drawings Architects are supposed to make by hand
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-architect-drawings.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Architectural_drawing

b) Free Online Course
http://draftingservice.us/drafting/education/drawing-a-simple-floor-plan-on-a-drafting-board-lesson-entry.html
Go through each lesson
a. Getting Started
b. Body of the House
c. Doors & Windows
d. A little clean up
e. Getting ready to finish the rest of the house
f. Lettering
g. Dimensioning
h. Labeling
Blog Posting
Week of 3/28
1) Research Romantism/Baroque Architecture

2) Continue with Free Online Course above

Week of 4/4
1) Research Neoclassical Architecture

2) Start second Google Sketch Up House
2) Start Online Drafting School at http://101info.org/acme/ using user name and password I gave you.
Week of 4/11
1) Research Art Nouveau

2) Begin Bridge Strcture analysis. Post a summary.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/bridge/basics.html
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/bridge/
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/bridge/basics.html
http://42explore.com/bridge.htm
http://andrew.triumf.ca/andrew/popsicle-bridge/
http://www.garrettsbridges.com/popsicle-bridge-plans
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLbWAetRZsY
Week of 4/25
1) Research Arts & Crafts Architecture

2) Research skyscrapters and post a summary

3) Continue with re-do of your house with images
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/programs/amazingskyscrapers/
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/skyscraper/challenge/index.html
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/lab/loads.html
Week 5/2
1) Research International Architecture

2) Decide on bridge or skyscrapter project or cad project - outline plan in blog

3) Continue with re-do of your house with images
CAD: http://www.cadstd.com/
Week 5/9
Research Bauhaus Architecture
2) Update on bridge project
  • Contact with Emily Lafasciano
  • Materials needed? Can I help?

Week 5/16
Research Post Modern Architecture

Week 5/23
Research the Architect Frank Lloyd Wright
http://www.architectstudio3d.org/AS3d/about_wright.html

Week 5/31
Research green Architecture

Week 6/6
Research an Architect of your choice.

Week 6/13
Begin Fina Exam Project - Digital Portfolio


Last year his was in April, I have an email in to them to see if they are doing it again this year.
Job Shadow at Benwell Architects (On green in Lebanon, NH) 9-1
http://www.banwell-architects.com/index.html
CAD: http://www.cadstd.com/