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Creating Your EVDA Graphics Blog (Revised)

  1.  go to
  2. select “register” from the sidebar on the rights side of the page
  3. enter a username and ucalgary email address, check I agree and select “give me a site”
  4. put your first name and last name as your website address. Example:
  5. you will receive an authorization email, click on the link to activate your account
  6. after activating, you will receive another email to reset your password
  7. once you have access to your site, go to customize my site
  8. go to widgets – add a widget  – add “recent posts”
  9. there is no need to change the theme or the fonts
  10. to add a post, go to posts under within the dashboard
  11. include the name of the assignment in the title of the post
  12. click on add media to upload your images
  13. reply to this post with your link to your blog (and your first and last name) by Wednesday, Sep. 13th, so we can link it on the main page

Project 10 Porfolios


You will need to assemble portfolios for both your graphics and studio courses.  Please use portrait layout for each 8.5″x11″. Attached are two examples of portfolios. Please include all projects.

Studio Portfolio Requirements:

Present both the process and final images of your projects, including diagrams, images of study models, drawings and final models. Each project should have some descriptive text and be organized over the number of spreads required to communicate the project comprehensively.

Due: Friday, December 16, 2015 (NOON) – Post a screen resolution PDF to your blog and a print resolution copy to the front desk on a flash drive or to the dropbox folder labeled Portfolios on D2L.



Graphics Portfolio Requirements

Include each project.  Make sure you include all deliverables for each project.  For layout projects, you can include a reduced scale version (ie. an image of your board layout). You may include process documentation as you deem necessary. Please include psuedo-code, sketches and notes used to develop you projects.

Due: December 16, 2015 (NOON) – Post a screen resolution PDF to your blog and a print resolution copy to the front desk on a flash drive or to the dropbox folder labeled Portfolios on D2L.


John Ferguson


Graphics Standards Links and References


Allen, Edward, and Joseph Iano. The architect’s studio companion: rules of thumb for preliminary design. John Wiley & Sons, 2006.

Ching, Francis DK. Architecture: Form, space, and order. John Wiley & Sons, 2014.

Ching, Francis DK. Building construction illustrated. John Wiley & Sons, 2014.

Ching, Francis DK. Architectural graphics. John Wiley & Sons, 2015.

Ching, Francis DK. A visual dictionary of architecture. John Wiley & Sons, 2011.

Pressman, Andy. Architectural graphic standards. John Wiley & Sons, 2007.

Yee, Rendow. Architectural drawing: a visual compendium of types and methods. John Wiley & Sons, 2012.




Assignment 9B: Articulations

Assignment 9B: Articulations


Maintaining your groups of 3-4 students you will design and describe an articulated surface categorized by one of Antoine Picon’s three features of contemporary ornament; Texture, Pattern or Topology. This articulated surface is to be situated within one section of the metal sub-structure in the upstairs studio space (sections will be assigned to each group in class).


                                          Chris Wong 2014

Assignment 9B:

Each member of the group should develop a version of the assignment. You will digitally model this surface as a thickened solid as if you would be 3D printing the final result. Export renderings of your process to describe the steps that were taken to produce the final project. Create a matrix of the images and include a brief description that situates your project within one of the three ornamental strategies. Each Student should post their own surface investigations to their individual blogs.


-Matrix of Process Images: Rendered (simple no context)

-Final design situated in context: Rendered from a minimum of 2 views.

-Description of Project.

Compose all deliverables onto on 20” X 30” board and Post to your Blog by Noon on Sunday November 27.