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Architecture: Residential Drafting and Design, 12th Edition

Architecture: Residential Drafting and Design, 12th Edition
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By: Clois E. Kicklighter, Ed. D., W. Scott Thomas, M. Ed., MCCTE, and Joan C. Kicklighter

ISBN: 978-1-63126-315-6
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2018
Subject: CAD / Drafting
Grade Level: 9-14
Retail Price: $133.28
School Price: $99.96


Architecture: Residential Drafting and Design provides comprehensive instruction for preparing architectural working drawings using traditional and computer-based methods. The text also serves as a reference for design and construction principles and methods. Its highly effective format organizes content around the design-building process, making the text easy to understand and appealing to students.

Coverage on green building technology, sustainable design, and building information modeling (BIM) complements foundational learning. Each chapter includes objectives, key terms, Internet resources, review questions, and suggested activities for individuals or small groups.
  • Step-by-step drafting procedures provide hands-on practice for making drawings using manual drafting and CADD methods.
  • New Parametric Modeling features cover methods and techniques for creating a 3D parametric model of a building.
  • End-of-chapter activities challenge students to use residential design principles and problem-solving skills.

Previous Edition
Architecture: Residential Drafting and Design, 11th Edition

Table of Contents

Architectural Drafting Fundamentals
  1. Architectural Styles
  2. Basic House Designs
  3. Preparing for a Career in Architecture
  4. Drawing Instruments and Technical Sketching
  5. Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting and Design

Architectural Planning
  6. Primary Residential Design Considerations
  7. Planning the Living Area
  8. Planning the Sleeping Area
  9. Planning the Service Area
10. Designing for Health and Safety
11. Designing for Sustainability
12. Building Information Modeling
13. Planning for Remodeling and Renovation

Plan Development
14. Floor Plans
15. Foundation Plans
16. Site Plans
17. Roof Designs

Construction Systems and Supplemental Drawings
18. Footings, Foundations, and Concrete
19. Sill and Floor Construction
20. Wall and Ceiling Construction
21. Doors and Windows
22. Building Sections
23. Elevations
24. Stair Details
25. Fireplace, Chimney, and Stove Details
Presentation Methods
26. Perspective Drawings
27. Presentation Drawings
28. Architectural Models

Electrical, Plumbing, and Climate Control
29. Residential Electrical
30. Electrical Plans
31. Residential Plumbing
32. Plumbing Plans
33. Residential Climate Control
34. Climate Control Plans

Specifications and Estimating Costs
35. Specifications
36. Estimating Building Costs

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Precision Exams
   PDF Architectural Design I (PDF, 501 KB)
Tennessee New Waiver Policy
   PDF Architectural & Engineering Design I (PDF, 450 KB)
   PDF Architectural Design I (PDF, 636 KB)
  Note: Correlation files may not be available for all listed courses.

About Author(s)

Clois E. Kicklighter, Ed. D. - During his career, Dr. Clois E. Kicklighter was a nationally known educator and the author of several books in the fields of architecture, drafting, and construction technology. He held a variety of industrial, teaching, and administrative positions and retired as dean and professor at the School of Technology at Indiana State University. He held the highest leadership positions in the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT). Dr. Kicklighter was awarded the respected Charles Keith Medal for exceptional leadership in the technology profession.

Dr. Kicklighter's published textbooks include Architecture: Residential Drafting and Design; Drafting and Design: Engineering Drawing Using Manual and CAD Techniques; Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, and Stone; Residential Housing and Interiors; and Modern Woodworking.

W. Scott Thomas, M. Ed., MCCTE - is an instructor of architectural design drafting for the Signature Architecture Program at Shadow Ridge High School, Dysart Unified School District, in Surprise, Arizona. Scott teaches residential and commercial architectural design, structural steel detailing/modeling, civil drafting, and GIS technology.

Scott has been a secondary and postsecondary educator for 25 years and is the owner and principal building designer of Thomas Design Associates, LLC. Scott also does extensive work with the Arizona Department of Education’s CTE Division as a member of numerous architectural design drafting curriculum development and guidelines committees. During his teaching career, Scott has had national champions in architectural drafting competitions at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in 2012 and 2014 (with Shadow Ridge High School) and in 2005 (with Northwest Education Center in Phoenix, Arizona).

Scott’s educational background includes a master’s degree in career and technical education and a bachelor’s degree in education from Northern Arizona University. He is a master certified career and technical educator (MCCTE) with the Association for Skilled and Technical Sciences (ASTS) and is a Director Emeritus of the American Design Drafting Association (ADDA).

Joan C. Kicklighter - is the coauthor of Residential Housing and Interiors and instructional materials in family and consumer sciences. She taught classes in business and family and consumer sciences at the high school and adult levels. Mrs. Kicklighter's educational background includes a baccalaureate degree from Indiana State University and graduate work at Eastern Michigan University. She is certified in Family and Consumer Sciences.


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