Concept Structures in Architecture

Bella_casino Students will design, draw and ultimately build a (form study) scale model concept structure of a “Las Vegas-type” building to help them realize how the design of a structure/building requires the interaction of style, convenience, efficiency, and safety.  They will be able to recognize the role of teamwork in engineering design and construction technology.

The students will utilize the design process to create a scale model of their structure/building and then evaluate and present their final solution and communicate their findings through a technical CAD (Computer Aided Design – SolidWorks) drawing and oral presentation.  Las Vegas, a global benchmark in creativity and innovation, features state-of-the-art architecture, engineering, design, and construction technology practices (including emerging technology).   Contributed by K. Scott Kutz, Ohio

Lesson Plan: concept_structures_in_architecture.doc

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Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
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