This paper report on the findings of an empirical case study undertook at Mackintosh School of Architecture/ University of Glasgow study. The study investigated several questions concerning the efficiency of CAD teaching in the design studio in tandem with the CAD learning environment and materials. The study investigated the computer-aided learning in the AutoCAD course at Mackintosh School of Architecture using 35 students at the second year design studio as a vehicle. The methods of this investigation consisted of classroom observations and administering questionnaires to students. The objective of this study was to determine to what extent the CAD learning environment and administered materials were effective in generating supplementary strategies in the design studio. Another objective was to evaluate the computer lab as an optional design studio space in the future settings of schools of architecture. Principally, the study attempted to locate the areas where CAD teaching lapses in relation to the design studio. To arrive at this, several variables were investigated such as the levels of students? performance, attitudes and skills against the learning environment and the overall effectiveness of CAD. The findings of this study may provide some answers to the problems of CAD integration with the design studio. In addition, the questionnaire used in this case study may prove to be helpful as an evaluation tool of CAD courses when integrated with the design studio.