Student Resources

Architectural Drafting

Equipment and Facilities:

Our facilities include a fully equipped Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) lab with:

  • Up-to-date hardware and software
  • State-of-the-art 3D printer
  • 42" wide plotter for larger CAD prints and colored images
  • Laser printers and copiers
  • Laser cutter & engraver

Partnerships:

The architecture department has partnered with two local firms:

  • David Goldstein Architect, Inc.
  • Vivek Harris Architect, Inc. 

The firms provide office tours, take part in studio reviews, and mentor architecture students.

PROJECT BASED LEARNING:

Architecture students work with real-life projects such as a recent redesign of the Good Samaritan Shelter in Santa Maria, CA.  This project included model building, blueprint and design details, artist renderings and oral presentations to faculty and community members on each individual student project.  Each semester, a different project is selected for the class to work with.

STUDENT CLUBS:

The American Institute of Architectural Students (AIAS) is active on campus and every year, a group of students participate in the Cal Poly State University Open House Design Competition in San Luis Obispo, California. 

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Matthew Jimenez
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When I joined MESA I found an atmosphere of very intelligent students, in which I have made friendships that are strengthened by our commitment to success. I am 31 years old and work full-time in order to support my growing family. Time management is vital to my success, and it has taken a while to find the right "recipe" of balance between school, work and family. MESA has given me important resources in the form of tutoring, access to potential internships, and help with the cost of books.
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Last Modified Sep 19, 2016