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Architecture, Drafting and Design: Getting Started

This guide combines resources for the Architectural Technician, Architectural Technology, and Residential Drafting and Design programs.

Architects work with blueprints. Stock Photo

Two architects examine building plans. Only the plans and their hands are visible. On the right, a set of hands and arms dressed in a blue sweater, and on the left, a a set of hands and arms dressed in a red plaid shirt. The plans are spread between them on a wooden table.

An archtitectural model created by a Loyalist College student. Copyright: Loyalist College and Marc Polidoro Photography

A close of of an architectural model of a semi-circular building. The model is constructed from light colored wood on a white base. The structure is flanked by three model trees constructed of of green wood.

Welcome to the Architecture, Drafting and Design Research Guide!

Welcome to the Architecture, Drafting and Design Research Guide at the Parrott Centre. This guide contains a selection of resources for the following programs at Loyalist College:‚Äč

Resources featured in the guide are organized by type. To explore, click on any of the tabs. There are also tabs for helpful tools like the Library's videos and APA Citation Guide.

Not sure how to get started? Take some time to explore the guide, or contact the Library. We can be reached by email or by calling (613) 969-1913, Ext. 2249.

Evaluating Your Resources

Whether you're using resources from the Library or the web, it's important to evaluate what you're reading! Is it accurate? Credible? And how do you know? The Learning Portal has a great guide to help you get started.

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