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Benson High School

Benson Polytechnic High School
United by Spirit, Bonded by Name

546 NE 12th Ave. Portland, OR 97232Ph 503-916-5100Fx (503) 916-2690

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  • Welcome to Architecture

Instructors

Ms. Hite

Ms. Hite

Mr. Homberg

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  • What you will EXPERIENCE in ARCHITECTURE at Benson Tech

     

    Design and Documentation

    • Learn the design process used by Architects and other design professionals.
    • Learn the required documentation for a set of plans for approval by local government agencies. Includes site plans, floor plans, elevations, detailed sections.
    • You are introduced to construction terminology and techniques.


    Computer Software Used in the Industry

    • AutoCAD — Used by millions of people in Architecture and Engineering world-wide.
    • Revit – A program used to create a 3D model and construction document for a building design.
    • Sketch-Up – A modeling program used to create presentation drawings for clients. You can download a free version of the program at www.sketchup.com


    Sketching and Rendering Techniques

     

    • Although a lot of work is done of the computer these days, there are times when a computer is not available while working with clients, out in the field or when an idea spontaneously comes to mind.


    Team Projects and Presentations

     

    • No one in Architecture works alone. Every project you see under construction was designed by a team of professionals working together.
    • You will work on short and long term projects including the Benson House which could to be constructed by Benson’s Building Construction Major.


    Making Connections & Practical Experience

     

    • Introduction to industry professionals through guest lectures, field trips and design critics.
    • You will have an opportunity to work with the design professionals assigned to the Benson Remodel project.


    College Credit

     

    • You can earn between 12 to 20 credit hours from Portland Community College which can be transferred to a PCC program, other colleges and many Oregon universities.

     

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