This program includes freehand drawing, model building, computer aided design and juried presentation. Furniture, landscape, and urban planning are critical components of the architecture program.
Students learn to design structures that are beautiful and functional. They work in a design studio setting just as they would in a professional firm and are taught by accomplished, practicing architect Eric Hankin. They build small-scale conceptual models of their designs and prepare dynamic presentations showing plans, elevations, sections, axonometrics, and perspectives.
Additionally they learn to use the tools of the trade such as drawing equipment including computer aided design (CAD) software in dual enrollment classes taught by professors from Florida International University.
These students tend to work quietly and independently and sometimes choose to enhance their education with advanced math and science classes. They learn to present their work confidently not only through dynamic displays, but also through articulating in person in front of juries of professional architects.