Assignment #3 – Home Floor Plan Design

Using the bubble sketch method described in class today (slides), develop a floor plan for a house of your own design.   Follow the principles given in the doc Elements of a Good Floor Plan.


  • At least 2 bedrooms
  • At least 2 bathrooms, with at least one “full bath” (including appropriate fixtures – sink, toilet, etc.)
  • Kitchen (with appliances)
  • Living Room
  • Appropriate windows & doors
  • Closets
  • Dining area
  • Laundry room

Deliverables (2 items):  Take a photo of each of the following and put in your portfolio folder:

  • Hand-drawn bubble diagram.  Label it “Bubble Diagram”
  • Hand-drawn floor plan based on the bubble diagram.  Label it “Floor Plan Sketch”

Assignment is due on Tuesday, Sep 11.

We will continue to build on this assignment incrementally.

Assignment #2 – Roof Design Research Project

Research the roof type that you were assigned in class and create a fact sheet including the following:

  • Fit on one letter-size sheet
  • Include an least one image of a building with that roof type – preferably a photo of a local building, if possible.  You may also choose to model the roof in Revit.
  • Describe advantages and disadvantages of the roof type
  • Identify the geographic area where the style is often used

Answer the following questions on a separate sheet:

  1. What is the most common roof type where you live? Do different areas or neighborhoods have different styles? List two of the styles and describe why you think they are predominant.
  2. If you were designing a house for yourself, which roof style would you choose and why?

This project is due on Thursday, Sep 7

Assignment#1: Elevator Pitch

Research, prepare and present a 2-3 minute elevator pitch on a field of architecture and engineering that interests you.  Explain what it is, and why it interests you.  Sell me on why this is the “best” field to go into.

… You of course know that I’m already biased toward one particular field of engineering, but don’t let that affect your presentation (LOL)

Your pitch will be presented on Friday, 8/31