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3D Architecture / Engineering

Abbotsford was the first high school program in North America to have a 3D Printer

This is an ideal course for students interested in engineering, architecture or design.  Because of our many years of experience teaching this program, Abbotsford graduates have gone on to further their studies and work in design related industries.  One student won a prestigious SIEMENS design competition and went on study at the Wyss Institute at Harvard University.  He is now completing his PhD in Engineering at Waterloo.  Another recent graduate is now an engineer with Tesla...  

Past Designs from scholarship students

Students learn and use industry standard programs auto-CAD, Inventor and Revit to produce computer generated technical and and mechanical drawings.  Architectural drafting styles are used to draw impressive housing, apartment and commercial building plans.  By the end of the course students are able to draw complete sets of plans needed to build a house, 3D solid models, 3D animations and fully rendered layouts.  Students use Oculus Quest 2 Virtual Reality headsets to walk through their Architectural Design projects. This gives students a chance to get a real life feel for their building designs enabling them to find deficiencies and redesign on the spot.   The use of VR in architecture is a powerful tool and a glimpse of the future for our students to experience. 

Sample Interior Design - search around the office space by dragging the cursor.

Sample Exterior Design - search around this highrise building landscape by dragging the cursor

After the design process is complete, students use a variety of tools to produce models.  In addition to 3D printers our schools have CNC's, Routers, Laser cutters, Plasma cutters...