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BLDC 2000 - Architectural Planning 1

Building Construction Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

Introduces basic planning issues encountered in building and site design with emphasis on residential projects. Covers the influences of site conditions on building orientation, interior layout, and exterior form. Focus is on planning strategies for achieving good spatial and functional relationships in a dwelling.


DRFT 1000





Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 70571

Wed Jan 05 - Wed Mar 23 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 05 - Mar 23 Wed 18:45 - 21:45 BBY NE01 Rm. 329


Franco Tessari

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim



3 seats remaining as of Nov 29, 2021 10:53 pm (PST). Availability may change at any time.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be better able to:

  • Apply the 'design process' as an approach to developing thoughtful, creative and responsible solutions to practical site and building design problems.
  • Generate design solutions that regard influences, requirements, and constraints as design opportunities rather than design limitations.
  • Identify, analyze, and evaluate the factors from the natural and built environments that must be considered and understood when formulating design options.
  • Propose design solutions that respond to the influences and changing patterns of the built environment and that reflects the interrelationship of context, site and building.
  • Produce a workable design solution to a residential planning problem.
  • Illustrate design solution of orthographic and axonometric drawings, using various techniques.

Effective as of Fall 2003

Related Programs

BLDC 2000 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Architectural and Building Technology
    Part-time   Certificate
  2. Building Construction Technology
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  3. Building Design and Architectural CAD
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

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