The following drawing equipment and materials will be needed in first year design and drawing studios. The drawing equipment should last for years, and will be used in many architecture courses. Purchase ones that feel good to you and are of the best quality that you can reasonably afford. The brands are only provided as references.
30"x42" drawing board with parallel bar (e.g. Alvin PBX42)
Triangular Scale- Architectural
Triangle Clear 30/60 6" (w/ inking edge)
Triangle Clear 45/90 6" (w/ inking edge)
8" Adjustable Triangle w/ Magnifier
Circle Template Master Inking
Metal Pencil Sharpener - Staedtler 510 10 or similar
Compass and Bow Set
Universal Adapter 3.5/4mm
Alvin 295 parallel glider 14"
Eraser Kneaded Small
White Vinyl Eraser
Sandpaper Lead Pointer
Drafting Dots 500/roll
Sign Pen Black
Micron Pens Black 6set
Prisma Marker- Black
Prisma Marker- Warm Gray 40%
Drafting Pencils: 4H, 2H, F, H, HB, 3B, 6B (set if possible)
Prisma Pencils: White, Black, French Gray 50%, French Gray 90%, Warm Gray 50%, Sepia, Crimson Red
Straight Edge Aluminum 36"
Xacto Razor Saw Extra Fine
Xacto #1 knife
Xacto #11 blade 5 pack
Cutting Mat 18x24
Scissors- 8" Stainless Steel
Large Art Bin Gray/Blue
Drawing Storage Tube 37"
Sheet Protector Top Load 25pk
Black 24x36 Carry All
Art Bag w/ Black Zipper (Pencil bag)
(will vary according to instructor)
Hot Glue Gun
Cal Poly's El Corral Bookstore carries all the required materials and can provide a kit that includes the above items.
Refer to Student Kits under Supplies on the bookstore web site: http://www.elcorralbookstore.com/.
You will need a portable container such as a tackle or art box (Min. 14" interior dimension) to organize and transport your equipment and a way to carry your drawings back and forth while protecting them from dirt, wrinkling and the weather.
Each quarter you will need to purchase the materials necessary to complete the assignments. These materials will include pens, pencils, paper, wood, glue, digital prints, etc. as specified by the teacher. This is a cost that will be part of each design studio and can typically run about $100 per quarter.