Modern Ranch House – Drafting/Design Project Description
This drafting activity can be drawn in CAD or with traditional drafting tools.
for the Intermediate Student
* Package includes 10 architectural drawings listed below. Time and ability may determine how many drawings each student will complete. It is not necessary to complete all 10 drawings.
* Included are detailed step by step graphic and written directions for drawing the floor plan and drawing the front elevation. This ranch house is 52’ wide x 30’ deep.
* Drafting paper downloads are included with border lines in legal size (8½”x 14”) format with a ¼” light gridded background.
* Drawings fit on 8½” x 14” legal size paper. Larger size drafting paper can be used allowing more room for dimensions and a title block.
* Drafting level is for intermediate level drafting students. Beginner students will require help to complete this package. Modifications can be made such as: only requiring the simplified layout floor plan, omitting some details, or only drawing the front elevation and layout floor plan.
* Color renderings are made by shading in copies of the elevations and the floor plans with compatible colors.
* Design Project Ideas:
* Design alternate floor plans using the same size outer dimensions of 52’x 30’.
* Change the floor plan design to a one car garage and four bedrooms.
* Design alternate elevations.
The following scaled drawings are included with this package.
(Drawings have a light ¼” gridded background - Scale: ¼”=1’-0” - Paper Size 8½” x 14”)
1. Layout Plan – floor plan with simplified dimensions
2. Dimension Plan – floor plan with detailed dimensions
3. Furniture Plan – floor plan showing a furniture layout
4. Front Elevation – front elevation with foundation and dimensions
5. Rear Elevation – rear elevation with foundation and dimensions
6. Left Side Elevation – left side elevation with foundation and dimensions
7. Right Side Elevation – right side elevation with foundation and dimensions
8. Wall Section and Plot Plan– detailed plans of a wall section a lot layout plan.
9. Color Rendering of Front Elevation – front elevation rendering in color
10. Color Rendering of Floor Plan – floor plan rendering in color with furniture
We hope you get as much enjoyment with this drafting activity as we have creating it.
Tony and Linda Iorlano
Keywords: Drafting, CAD, Ranch House, Traditional Drafting, Floor Plan, Rendering