5/5 Welcome Blog - Choosing a Computer

Have you run out of disk space on your hard drive and looking to upgrade?

 

Upon entering McEwen Architecture it is not necessary to purchase a new computer. If you are planning on buying a computer to start first year plan ahead and ensure it will meet the specifications required of you during the later years of the program. You may be able to utilize your current computer for the first years of the program before upgrading later on. These are the general needs you will have to consider when evaluating if you need a new computer now or whether you can wait to upgrade further down the line.

 

Year One:

Your computer isn’t needed too much as the McEwen Architecture program wants you to start designing (sketching) with your hands and learning how to hand draft with this thing called a mayline.

Projects using a computer include:

  • PowerPoint Presentations
  • Writing Essays
  • Making Spread Sheets
  • Movie Maker / I movie
  • Introduction to Adobe software
  • Photoshop

 

Year two:

You get to use your computer a little bit more as the transition begins to merge hand drawing and Digital Design together.

Projects using a computer include:

  • PowerPoint Presentations
  • Writing Essays
  • GIS Software
  • Introduction to Rhinoceros 3D Modeling
  • Introduction to Adobe software
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator

 

Year three & four:

You have almost completely transitioned into digital design work. Using multiple different programs to create a single project.

 Projects using a computer include:

  • PowerPoint Presentations
  • Writing Essays
  • GIS Software
  • AutoCad
  • Rhinoceros 3D Modeling
  • Revit Architectural Software
  • Vray
  • 3Ds Max
  • Introduction to Adobe software
  • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
    • InDesign
    • Lightroom
    • Premier Pro
 

Software Specifications