Computers and other tools that help you complete your projects
While hand-drawing serves as a primary medium in developing architectural thought in the Andrews University studio setting, the School of Architecture promotes the learned use of computer-technology as part of its mission. To promote the professional development of students, the program offers courses which introduce students to applications such as AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp and Adobe Photoshop. Use of the computer in the curriculum varies by course.
The architecture computer lab has 18 Dell workstations and 4 BOXX workstations providing access to such applications as: Audtodesk Suite (Revit, Autocad, etc.), Adobe Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc.), Microsoft Office, and Sketchup. A second eighteen-station lab is located int the fourth year studio and a third six-station lab for the Architecture Mission Group (AMG). There is a flatbed color scanner available for students in the computer lab. In addition there is a HP 5500 color laser printer, a HP 5000 laser printer, a HP 800 inkjet plotters, two HP Design Jet 1120 plotters, and one Ricoh MF C2551 color copier/printer.
In addition to printing, plotting and scanning capabilities, students have access to the Campus network, and the Internet through various Ethernet access points located in the architecture building. Access is also available through the campus wireless network. Printing costs are subject to change without notice and will be posted each semester.
The School has one Graphtec large format scanner, a new laser cutter/printer, and a Canon dslr camera for student and faculty use. Students may also rent photographic equipment from Imaging Services.
The School of Architecture & Interior Design would like to thank the following companies for providing educational licenses to our school and students.