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Engineering & Architectural Design

The focus of the Engineering and Architectural Design (EAD) programs is to provide the students with the fundamentals of architectural and interior design theory, software application, and engineering basics as they relate to the build environment. The objective is to provide students with the background needed to excel in a 2/4/5 year engineering or architectural program. Alternatively, students who do not plan to attend college will have a solid foundation in the fundamentals of computer aided drafting, construction document preparation and the simulated experience of working in a professional architectural or engineering office. The OHTS EAD program incorporates the full suite of the latest Autodesk products, including but not limited to AutoCAD 2016, AutoCAD Architecture 2016, Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016, AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016, Autodesk Inventor Professional 2016, and AutoCAD Mechanical 2016.


Foundations of Engineering & Architecture


The Foundations of Engineering and Architecture is a survey course designed to cover a wide variety of topics relating to the architecture and engineering fields including, but not limited to, architectural history, design theory, interior design, and construction methodology. Open to all students, but particularly those students who may not otherwise fit Engineering and Architectural Design studio courses into their schedules.



EAD 1 is designed for the student who has an interest in any architectural or engineering field relating to the built environment. EAD I will expose students to the basic concepts of design theory and fundamentals as they apply to the architectural, civil, mechanical and structural engineering fields. The goal of the program is to allow the student to experience a variety of architecture and engineering applications while learning computer aided drafting and rendering skills which are essential in all of these fields. Students can then use these experiences to help them define their college and career goals.




Building on the knowledge attained in EAD I, second year students will acquire more in-depth knowledge of architectural, civil, and mechanical engineering design and drafting. Students will work with more advanced 3-D computer drafting and modeling programs including Revit 2016, Sketchup and AutoCAD 2016. Many of the projects in EAD 2 consist of live work for municipalities, non-profit businesses, and local residents. Services offered to the community include: architectural building plans, interior design, code reviews, and site design. Students who have pursued architecture or engineering in college report that the completion of this program gave them a significant advantage over students who had not.



This is an independent study program involving comprehensive projects using the skills and knowledge acquired in EAD 1 and EAD 2. Students usually focus on the architecture or engineering field that they want to pursue in college, often using live work. Students are required to submit a proposal including objectives, products, and goals for each quarter. Their projects must include new concepts and/or software that they have not used before.

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Engineering and Architectural Design 

EAD Advisory Board Members:


Judy Schneider- Port City Architecture; Robert Sherman- Former Professor of Architecture, UMA, Licensed Architect, Head of Program Capital Area Tech Center; James Reben-

Architectural Imaging Solutions 3-D Architectural Renderings; Dan Moreno- Maine licensed Architect Instructor-CMCC; Ruthanne Harrison - Architectural Designer and Head of Program at BRCTC; Sashie Misner- Landscape Architect

Mitchell & Associates - Portland Parent of Peter Misner; Peter Misner- Former EAD III student

Instructor: Daelynn Elizabeth

Phone: (207) 743-7756 ext. 2247
Fax: (207) 743-0667
Email: d.elizabeth@msad17.org 

PO Box 313

Norway, ME 04268

Tel: 207-743-7756
Fax: 207-743-0667

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