Architectural Practice

10 Units

Deals with the business and professional context within which architecture is practiced. Students will be introduced to the principles of business management including business ethics, organisational theory and behaviour as they relate to architectural practice, and the variety of opportunities and uncertainties faced by the practicing architect. The course will also address the structure of the architectural profession, employment opportunities, business planning for an architectural practice, and management of the design process in an architectural office.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Architecture and Built Environment
Availability Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)

Establish a resource management strategy to deliver a multi-million dollar project Develop people management and leadership skills to facilitate the delivery of a project Prepare a procurement strategy for a project Prepare a quality and risk management plan Prepare a business and marketing strategy for an architectural practice Prepare a project handover and evaluation plan Present written, verbal and visual concepts and ideas.


Topic 1: Introduction to Architectural Practice Topic 2a: Resource Establishment and Management - Team Structures and Skills Topic 2b: Resource Establishment and Management - Managing Teams Topic 2c: Resource Establishment and Management - Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Topic 3a: Project Procurement - Consultants Topic 3b: Project Procurement - Contractor Topic 4: Quality and Risk Management Topic 5 Business Planning and Marketing Topic 6: Project Handover and Evaluation Topic 7: Presentation Skills

Replacing Course(s) Not applicable
Transition Not applicable
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Bachelor of Design (Architecture) or equivalent
Modes of Delivery Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Lecture
Assessment Items
  • Reports - Project Design Report - Project Implementation
  • Reports - Project Design Report - Project Closure
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
  • Requisite by Enrolment: M.Arch
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for ARBE6202

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