Well well well, here we are, all nice and friendly and ready to start off!
Before I get on with the brief stuff, I want to bring to your attention a book that I've recently bought to help me along with this project. Rice's Architecture Primer is a great read, introducing you to the basics to advanced grammar and vocabulary of architecture through the last 3 industrial ages, explain what bits are and what they are called. brilliant. With the 3D Environment elements to be done, this is going to make understanding the fundamentals a whole lots easier.
Get it here!
And on we get with the brief.