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Introduction To Architectural Drawing

Introduction To Architectural Drawing

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Umut Yamac


We will explore site observational sketching, the conventions of technical scaled architectural drawings, plus the basics of perspective and axonometric drawings and freehand drawings. The course will help you build confidence and develop your ability to visualize and draw space by direct application of drawing methods in an individually developed project. The project will take you through the entire architectural design process, from an idea to final presentation.

Who should take this course?

  • Students planning a study of architecture and spatial design related fields wishing to  develop their hand drawing skills.
  • Individuals new to architecture who are keen to understand the language and practicalities of the design process.

Entry requirements: None

Level: Beginners

Tutor: The tutor on this course changes depending on the course dates. Tutors’ biographies are provided below. If you need to know which tutor is teaching a specific course, please contact us at Short Course Enquiries.

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Umut Yamac is an architect, designer and maker of kinetic works based in London. 

After graduating with a distinction in design from the Bartlett school of Architecture he went on to work for a number of internationally recognised architects before founding his own studio in 2011.

The studio works at a variety of scales from domestic objects and designs for public spaces to permanent pieces and temporary installations. Past and present clients include Gilbert & George, Dazed and Confused and the RIBA.


Please bring with you for the first session:
  • Sketchbook or notebook (A4 or A5 sizes are ideal)
  • Pens for sketching, Extra Fine, Fine, Medium and thicker (Uniball as an example)
  • Clutch Pencil for technical drafting
  • Sharpener for clutch pencil
  • Eraser holder with an eraser
  • Erasing shield
  • Scale Rule with the following scales: 1:1/1:100, 1:20/1:200, 1:5/1:50, 1:1250/1:2500
  • Tape measure (at least 5 meters)
  • Adjustable set square (20 cm minimum)
  • A3 tracing pad (minimum 60 gsm - but a heavier weight may be better as it is more forgiving)
  • Masking tape or Scotch (3M)
  • Drafting Tape (25 mm wide)
  • Simple A3 portfolio case or A3 carrying case

Available dates