Sample Architectural Drawings

This page contains sample architectural drawings used for a custom home design.

The sample architectural drawings you see here were created for an experienced builder. (Translation: This is a “Builders’ Set”, not a “Bid Set”.) Additional drawings, such as Structural, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Civil and Landscaping were included in the drawing package but are not shown below. Also not shown are the soils report, specifications, material legends & truss shop drawings.

The architectural drawings for this project were completed in about 60 days from conception to planscheck submittal. Construction time was less than 6 months on a pad that was ready for construction. Valuation at construction was approximately $550,000 (2006) and is estimated to be $1,013,000 (2013).

We have redacted all references to the owner as well as the project location. In addition, we have placed a watermark on the drawings to prevent unauthorized use. Some minor creative license was taken for the preparation of drawings for the internet including a change in the Titleblock and removal of revision notations. Clicking on the image below will open a pdf file in full print size (30″x42″). Files are large and may take a while to open.

Skaggs Plan A Photo

Photo of completed project using the plans shown below. Photo by Michael E. Pipkins.

 

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Cover Sheet, Index, Code Analysis, Vicinity Map, Special Inspections, Project Team, Artist Image

Architectural General Notes

Architectural General Notes

Energy Calculations

Energy Calculation and Checklist

Site Plan

Site Plan

Site Details

Site Details

First Floor Plan

First Floor Plan, Plan Notes, Glazing, Draft & Firestops

Second Floor Plan

Second Floor Plan, Notes, Stairway Notes & Details

Lower Roof Plan

Lower Roof Plan, Draftstop Notes, Attic Vent Notes

Upper Roof Plan

Upper Roof Plan, Attic Vent Notes

Exterior Elevations

Exterior Elevations

Exterior Elevations

Exterior Elevations

Exterior Elevations

Exterior Elevations

Exterior Details

Exterior Details, Envelope

Building Sections

Building Sections

Building Sections

Building Sections

Wall Sections

Enlarged Typical Wall Sections

1st Floor Electrical

First Floor Electrical Power Plan. (Equip & Panel Schedules on Engineers Drawings)

2nd Floor Electrical Plan

Second Floor Electrical Power Plan. (Equip & Panel Schedules on Engineers Drawings)

Obviously, the drawings themselves are copyrighted and may not be used in whole or part. However, remember that the “Design” (ie: look & style) as well as the “arrangement of spaces” is also considered to be copyrighted. These images have been provided to help you understand a typical scope of services that may be offered on a typical project.

About author:

Michael E. Pipkins, Architect has over 25 years of experience in architecture and is licensed to practice in Texas and Nevada. He is the author of several project architecture books including the "Architect's Project Manual Workbook", the "Architect's Construction Observation Log" and the "Architect's Meeting Minutes Journal".

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