Please see the laptop requirements here:
Allow a budget to purchase and subscribe to the minimum software needed for courses.
Rhinoceros; $175 one time purchase
Adobe Suite; $135 per year subscription
VRay: $115 per year subscription
Budget $500 per year
Equipment and Supplies:
For the typical first year Architecture Undergraduate of Graduate student:
The items listed below in bold type are included in a package prepared by the Jefferson University bookstore for approximately $70. If you do not have any drawing materials it would be easier and less expensive for you to purchase this package. Not all items will be used immediately. Feel free to purchase tools and supplies as necessary. You may order from the on-line school store and have items shipped directly to your campus address in 2-4 days. http://www.alvinco.com/~PhilaU
For the First Day of Class:
For the First Month of Class:
Recommended Additional Drafting Tools you will need for this Class:
Recommended Additional Model Making Tools
Most of the supplies you will need for first year are available in the Campus Store, but you might find a broader selection of tools and materials at some of these stores. In addition, the Fab Lab provides a map to various specialty material stores.
ART SUPPLY STORES
Artist & Craftsman Suppy
307 Market Street
7926 Germantown AvenueC
1330 Chestnut Street
444 N. 2nd Street
Merion Art & Repro
17 W. Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
1601 S Columbus Blvd
4640 Roosevelt Blvd
Lowe's Home Imrovement
2106 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd
555 Ridge Avenue
Walking distance if your purchases are not too bulky.
Make your life easier by getting: a storage box for your tools, a lightweight portfolio for carrying flat drawings, an Ice Tube for rolls of drawings. Many students find a folding rolling crate to be useful. You might also want a combination lock with a cable.