Fundamentals of Architecture

Architecture
Level
BeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
Software
Revit
Time
15+ hours
This project covers the fundamentals of architecture and the associated software skills.

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Fundamentals of Architecture

This project explains the fundamentals of architecture.  Architecture is the study of buildings.  Since we humans do not have fur, feathers, or shells for protection from the elements, we have needed buildings as shelter for thousands of years.  Buildings contain our living and working spaces and the places where we congregate and interact in small or large groups such as markets, churches, arenas, transportation hubs, schools, and hospitals.

 

Build your skills

In this project you will learn about the fundamental concepts of architecture, and the associated skills you will need in Autodesk software to design your own buildings. Every module covers the skills you need to begin creating structures in Autodesk Revit. Use the lesson plans, datasets, and sample imagery to guide your work.  Download the Revit Getting Started Guide for extra help.

Project resource download

Beginner

These modules will walk you through the beginner skills associated with the fundamentals of architecture.

Module01 Revit User Interface

  • Module 01 Datasets.zip 16.66 MB
  • Module 01 Lesson Plan.docx 5.63 MB
  • Module 01 Sample Imagery.zip 68.77 KB
  • Module 01 Tutorial Videos.zip 70.99 MB

Module02 Project Standards and Setup

  • Module 02 Datsets.zip 17.29 MB
  • Module 02 Lesson Plan.docx 2.49 MB
  • Module 02 Sample Imagery.zip 150.86 KB
  • Module 02 Tutorial Videos.zip 122.97 MB

Module03 Wall Layout Design Editing

  • Module 03 Datasets.zip 22.1 MB
  • Module 03 Lesson Plan.docx 1.86 MB
  • Module 03 Sample Imagery.zip 87.44 KB
  • Module 03 Tutorial Videos.zip 146.35 MB

Module04 Door and Window Layout and Design

  • Module 04 Datasets.zip 11.29 MB
  • Module 04 Lesson Plan.docx 1.2 MB
  • Module 04 Sample Imagery.zip 115.51 KB
  • Module 04 Tutorial Videos.zip 122.39 MB

Intermediate

These modules will walk you through the intermediate skills associated with the fundamentals of architecture.

Module05 Roof Layout Design Editing

  • Module 05 Datasets.zip 29.77 MB
  • Module 05 Lesson Plan.docx 2.19 MB
  • Module 05 Sample Imagery.zip 154.8 KB
  • Module 05 Tutorial Videos.zip 194.49 MB

Module06 Building Documentation Sections Elevations

  • Module 06 Datasets.zip 64.81 MB
  • Module 06 Lesson Plan.docx 1.42 MB
  • Module 06 Sample Imagery.zip 107.67 KB
  • Module 06 Tutorial Videos.zip 230.13 MB

Module07 Stairs and Railings

  • Module 07 Tutorial Videos.zip 139.87 MB
  • Module 07 Sample Imagery.zip 190.72 KB
  • Module 07 Lesson Plan.docx 973.65 KB
  • Module 07 Datasets.zip 24.87 MB

Module08 Visualization Rendering

  • Module 08 Tutorial Videos.zip 139.34 MB
  • Module 08 Sample Images.zip 89.18 KB
  • Module 08 Lesson Plan.docx 1.23 MB
  • Module 08 Datasets.zip 18.05 MB

Advanced

These modules will walk you through the advanced skills associated with the fundamentals of architecture.

Module09 Structural Layout and Design

  • Module 09 Tutorial Videos.zip 169.14 MB
  • Module 09 Sample Imagery.zip 286.09 KB
  • Module 09 Lesson Plan.docx 1.91 MB
  • Module 09 Datasets.zip 34.99 MB

Module10 Visualization Walkthroughs

  • Module 10 Tutorial Videos.zip 111.08 MB
  • Module 10 Sample Output Videos.zip 4.67 MB
  • Module 10 Sample Imagery.zip 114.93 KB
  • Module 10 Lesson Plan.docx 466.39 KB
  • Module 10 Datasets.zip 10.26 MB

Module11 Complex Walls

  • Module 11 Tutorial Videos.zip 39.91 MB
  • Module 11 Sample Images.zip 172.8 KB
  • Module 11 Lesson Plan.docx 1.33 MB
  • Module 11 Datasets.zip 9.8 MB

Module12 Building Documentation Schedules

  • Module 12 Tutorial Videos.zip 148.25 MB
  • Module 12 Sample Images.zip 183.8 KB
  • Module 12 Lesson Plan.docx 885.07 KB
  • Module 12 Datasets.zip 20.56 MB

Reviews

Karen Hockemeyer's picture

This is an excellent project. However, the materials for each lesson are not in the correct file folders. I wasted time hunting down the correct project files. (Example: For Lesson 0 the datafiles contained rvt files for walls, not the needed ProjectStds_Exercise02.rvt. When I finally found the file the name did not match.

Karen Hockemeyer
Design Academy's picture

Hi Karen,

Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention. We have resolved the issue by giving each downloadable asset a unique name to prevent overlaps between modules with assets of the same name.

Design Academy
Joseph Coban's picture

looks great !!

Joseph Coban
Ellie Granata's picture

How can I access the Intermediate and Advanced Levels?

Ellie Granata
Mr. Manjunath J Nadiga's picture

i want to know what is asset download contains

Mr. Manjunath J Nadiga
Design Academy's picture

@Ellie Granata You can access the intermediate and advanced levels from the Project resource download section in this course. Click the plus signs to expand the menus and download the assets.

Design Academy
Design Academy's picture

@Mr. Manjunath J Nadiga The project resources include datasets, video tutorials, lesson plans for educators, and some sample imagery. Click the plus signs in the project resources download menu to view the list of assets available for download. Good luck!

Design Academy
Amr Allali's picture

Hello,
I tried to download the guide for work but the page does not show, I do not know why?

Amr Allali
Bertrand Masure's picture

I found the pdf but not the dataset...
https://academy.autodesk.com/atom/121181

Bertrand Masure