Architecture-FloorplannerChecklist

This is checklist, to be used primarily when you finish drafting your home.

Note: EACH person needs to do their own floor plan. This is NOT a team effort; it’s an individual one

  • Completed on time (20 pts)
  • Effort/Following steps (10 pts)
  • Passive solar design? (10 pts)
  • The Design (60 pts)
    • House size
      • 400 to 1000 square feet
      • Unheated space doesn’t count – This includes porches and garages
    • Title
      • Using the ‘comment’ tool, insert a large/readable title at the top or bottom of the floorplan which includes your name, the calculated square footage of the your house, the date, and your class designator.
    • Compass
      • Use the word ‘north’ in the search to find the compass
    • Room organization Rooms organized for easy access /logically placed
      • Example – bathrooms should be as easily accessible to bedroom as from living room or kitchen
      • Example – all rooms with water should be placed adjacent to each other
      • Example – having a utility room by an entrance door
    • Living Room
      • Available closet space (for vacuum, coats, and cleaning solutions)
      • Furniture of your choice – don’t overdo!
    • Kitchen/Dining
      • Kitchen counters, refrigerator, and stove/oven
      • Kitchen table or ‘island’ to eat meals at
      • Pantry (optional)
    • Bedroom(s)
      • At least one window mandatory
      • Bed
      • Closet
    • Bathroom
      • Toilet, sink, and bath and/or shower
      • Storage for towels, cleaning, etc.
    • Utility room (Optional)(But must have items below somewhere in the house)
      • Central Heating system, hot water tank, and washer and dryer (unless you’ve put the latter in a bathroom)
      • Utility sink (optional)
      • Closet for coats/boots (optional)
    • Doors
      • Two entrance doors into house; should not be close together (optional)
    • Title
      • Using the ‘Labeling’ tool, insert a large/readable title at the top or bottom of the floor plan which includes
        • your name,
        • the calculated square footage of the your house,
        • the date, and
        • your class designator.
    • ARCH-compassroseCompass
      • Can be found in the Symbols tool
    • Overall Dimensions
      • Final image must have over home dimensions (length and width)
    • Room names
      • Room names must be labeled along with the general room dimensions (length by width; e.g. 12×14) Use ‘Comment’ tool
  • Outside Landscaping
  • Keep things simple!
    • Don’t put in 1000 sq ft pools or helicopter pads. Really! Use the above checklist to mark off what is needed. Try not to put in anything else. Keep it simple. Points will be deducted for going TOO far.

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