Programs > Architecture/Design-Build

About the Program

The Architecture/Design-Build Program combines manual drawing and modeling skills with computer design and presentation skills in order to prepare students for design and engineering careers in the 21st century. Courses are conducted in a studio environment that exposes students to the variety and scope of skills, concepts and methods used to solve architecture, engineering and design problems. A/DB students may earn a two-year program certificate of completion in Drafting & Design Technology by following a course track that culminates with the program capstone course; Design Studio.

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Steve Jones: Architecture/Design-Build Instructor

Steve started at PHS in 1989. He is the Architecture and Engineering Design Instructor. He began his career at PHS teaching Construction Trades and Woodworking before becoming the Architecture and Engineering Instructor. He has owned and operated a design-build company for 25 years specializing in remodeling and interior finish carpentry. Steve possesses critical thinking and problem solving skills as well as extensive knowledge in computer design and modeling, residential construction and woodworking. Steve’s mission is to provide students with the skills to teach themselves.

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Education Courses

Architecture Focus
Introduction to A&E

Architecture 101

Interior Design


Design Studio

Engineering Focus
Introduction to A&E

Engineering 101

Engineering Design


Design Studio

Units Of Study


Professions in architecture involve everything that influences the way in which the built environment is planned, designed, made, used and maintained. Architectural Design exposes students interested in design related careers to the skills used to effectively communicate design solutions in the creation of architecture.


Engineering is the systematic and creative application of scientific principles to design and develop structures, machines, devices, systems, materials and processes. Engineering Design exposes students interested in engineering careers to the skills needed to advance an engineering design problem from initial concept to appropriate solution.

Options for Continuing Education

New Hampshire Institute of Technology