Architectural Drawing Techniques - Introduction


The program provides participants with a solid introduction to standard residential building design and drafting procedures, conventions and documentation practices. You will engage in drawing studio activities to develop an understanding of associated drawings and graphic techniques. The program incorporates lectures, discussions, demonstrations and practical application of techniques.

Course content

  • Introduction to architectural drawing conventions and practices
  • Use of drawing equipment
  • Site, Floor and Ceiling plans
  • Elevations and Sections
  • Presentation drawing

Ideal for

This course is for anyone wanting to understand how to prepare, read and interpret drawings. It is for anyone with a strong interest in Building and Design, contemplating further study, or involved in an owner builder project. This course provides a solid introduction for further study in computer aided drafting such as AutoCAD.

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Participants will gain an appreciation of the various types of architectural drawings used for documentation for building projects and develop an understanding of the graphics techniques, conventions and procedures used in the preparation of documentation for basic, residential-scale projects. Students complete a range of practical projects.

Materials supplied

All relevant course materials are included

Materials to bring

Students need to bring: Notebook and pen, 2 Black felt pens sizes .2 and .4 (Staedtler or Faber-Castell brand recommended), 2H Pencil, A4 plain sketchbook, Sharpener, Eraser, Masking Tape.


Participants will be awarded an RMIT Statement of Participation.

Additional notes

Course Presenter

Phillip Ferrotto is a building designer by profession and an experienced teacher in this field. He is a part time member of staff in the School of Architecture and Design.

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