Design Some Details for a Proposed Market Building

Constructing a brick cavity wall buildingDetails_Brick_Veneer_On_Steel.htmlDetails_Brick_Veneer_On_Steel.htmlDetails_Brick_Veneer_On_Steel.htmlDetails_Brick_Veneer_On_Steel.htmlshapeimage_1_link_0shapeimage_1_link_1shapeimage_1_link_2
MA Sample Wall Details, Check out Detail sets ‘C,’ ‘E,’ and ‘F.’
Graphic conventions for technical drawings and detailsGraphic-Conventions.htmlGraphic-Conventions.htmlGraphic-Conventions.htmlGraphic-Conventions.htmlshapeimage_3_link_0shapeimage_3_link_1shapeimage_3_link_2

The homework assignments are 90% of your grade.  10% of your grade is class participation.

Homework is due at the beginning of class on the date indicated. Late homework gets a lower grade, and it will go to the ‘back of the line’ for marking behind work that is turned in on time.

Submit homework out of class is by either .pdf format to Jennifer McGrory or by hard copy in Jennifer’s school mail box.

Unexcused absences are grounds for receiving a failing grade

Spring Meetings are 7:15 to 10:15 PM on Tuesdays

100 Mass. Ave.

Room M414

The Boston Architectural College - TM632A / 7632A - Architectural Detailing - Spring 2012


John Pilling

Jennifer McGrory

Architectural Detailing: Section A - Spring 2012

April 17, 2012

Useful Texts


John Pilling

Pilling + Smith Architects

617.491.2247 voice

office e-mail

school e-mail

Jennifer McGrory

Austin Architects

617 441 8500 voice

office e-mail

We’re available by phone from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Friday and by email at all times.

Time & Location

Other Resources







Building Codes Illustrated

Classes & Class Materials

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Class 1, March 27, 2012:

What is a good detail design & how does it fit into comprehensive design?

Class 2, April 3, 2012:

What are the impacts of MEP systems ("Services") on detail design?

Class 4, April 17, 2012:

What is the purpose of the building envelope ("Skin")?

Class 3, April 10, 2012:

How do 'green principles' affect detail design?

Class 5, April 24, 2012:

What are design strategies for wall assemblies?

Class 7, May 8, 2012:

What are design strategies for roofs and foundations?

Class 8, May 15, 2012:

Informal Recap

Whole Building Design Guide
Double Skin Façades
The Gypsum Construction Handbook - USG (accessible through BAC library)

Sweets Network

Primary Resources

Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small Office BuildingsSummary_2011-12_files/AEDG_SmallOfficeBuildings.pdf

Specific Class Materials

Architectural Working Drawings


Refer to the Academic Integrity Statement for the BAC’s policy on plagiarism.  Besides that policy, be aware of this courses’s additional policy:

If work in this section of TM632/7632 has materials with ANY appearance of electronic files or bodies of text being shared, the instructors will give each set of the materials a failing grade and forward the materials, with the names of the students who submitted them, to advising for action

Class 6, May 1, 2012:

Building Envelope Case Study

Chapter 5

Timesaver Details for Exterior Wall Design (accessible through BAC library)

Section 4, Chapters 1 & 2

The Architect’s Studio Companion (accessible through BAC library)

(due at beginning of class 2)

(due at beginning of class 5)

(due at beginning of class 4)

(due at beginning of class 6)

(due at beginning of class 7)

(due at beginning of class 8)