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Envision a Room of One’s Own via ArchiCAD
Lu Yu
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Envision a Room of One’s Own via ArchiCAD

Visualize a simple residential project with Building Information Modeling (BIM) software-generated plans, sections, and 3D views.

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 at
7:00
P.M.
 ET /
4:00
P.M.
PT
8 weeks, 2-3 hours per week
Intermediate
No experience required
No experience required
Some experience required
Degree and experience required

Description

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a must-have skill for Architecture professionals as it provides a comprehensive and efficient way to design and document. It streamlines communication between different disciplines and facilitates the project delivery process in a market where fast-tracking has become a norm.  

In this Build Project, you will design a simple residential project and generate schematic drawings using BIM software. The program will equip you with entry-level skills in the Architecture industry such as making design decisions and creating graphic representation.

Session timeline

  • Applications open
    June 24, 2024
  • Application deadline
    July 21, 2024
  • Project start date
    Week of July 8, 2024
    Week of
    August 5, 2024
  • Project end date
    Week of

What you will learn

  • Understand Building Information Modeling (BIM) concept and capacity
  • Use the basic commands of a BIM software
  • Produce a schematic presentation board using BIM software
Build Projects are 8-week experiences that operate on a rolling basis. Selected participants engage in weekly live workshops with a Build Fellow and 2-15 other students.

Project workshops

1
Introductions
2
Case Study Workshop
3
Conceptual Sketch & Software Competence #1
4
Software Competence #2
5
Board Set-up & Software Competence #3
6
Software Competence #4
7
Progress Pin-up & Peer Review
8
Board Presentation

Prerequisites

  • Basic understanding of technical drawings, you should be able to read and create scaled plan, section, and isometric view. You should be comfortable with quick sketching using pen & paper.
  • Interest in Architectural design and presentation.
  • Familiarity with Computer Aided Design (CAD) software is preferred (examples: AutoCAD, Rhino, SketchUp).

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Lu Yu
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Lu has five years of professional experience in architecture, including multi-family residential affordable and market rate housing. She joined Urban Practice after receiving her degree from Washington University in St. Louis (M.Arch.). As a young professional, she is passionate about neighborhood development and creating a sense of place. What she enjoys most is developing the fine details of how buildings come together and creating beautiful graphics. Lu is a certified LEED Green Associate. Lu became a licensed Architect in November 2023.

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