Dunwoody Architectural Drafting & Design

Dunwoody’s Architectural Drafting & Design program prepares students for careers in architecture, building design, and construction industries. Learn a wide array of design technologies, including sketching, physical modeling, and digital fabrication.

Through hands-on projects and service learning opportunities, you’ll acquire a strong knowledge of building systems, codes, policies, documents, and integrated design techniques.

Frequent interaction with industry professionals, local and national competitions, and off-campus events and jobs will help you build your resume, portfolio, and network. Available study abroad and travel study programs will also increase your exposure to cultural and global design.

Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to assist architects in developing architectural plans and creating designs.

Dunwoody’s Architecture program is structured as a two plus three associate’s and bachelor’s completion degree program. Students earn an associate’s degree in Architectural Drafting & Design after two years of coursework. Students who pursue an additional three years of study earn a bachelor’s degree in Architecture and acquire the capacity to become leaders in the profession.

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Class topics include:

  • Drawing Mechanics
  • Building Codes & Regulations
  • Material Strengths
  • Design Development
  • Project Management
  • Economics of Building

Degree Requirements

To view program requirements, including required courses, electives, course descriptions, and credit hours, visit:

College Catalog: Architectural Drafting & Design

Recent Employers of Graduates

Companies that hire our graduates include:

  • Alliiance
  • RSP Architects
  • Van Sickle, Allen & Associates
  • Kodet Architectural Group, Ltd.
  • LHB

Student Organizations

Opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom include:

  • American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK)
  • SkillsUSA
  • Student Government Association (SGA)

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Common Job Titles

Possible job titles upon graduation include:

  • Architectural Intern
  • Computational Designer
  • BIM Manager
  • Digital Fabricator

Facilities

Architecture Studios

Work in open concept studio spaces designed to foster collaboration and learning.

  • Individual work spaces
  • Drafting kits
  • Physical modeling kits
  • Large format printer
  • Wall and table spaces for displaying/reviewing architectural plans

Fabrication Lab

Create products, prototypes, and projects by using computer-aided design tools and then producing them in cardboard, plywood, plastic, and other materials.

  • 2 laser cutters
  • Stratsys 3D printer
  • 3-axis CNS router, belt sanders, scroll saws, drills, wire cutters
  • Spray booth with utility sink