Architectural Design 5A

20 Units

Prepares students to enter the profession of architecture. The course framework has been developed to support the transition from an architecture student to a professional architect. An elective project is the vehicle that allows students to integrate, illustrate and justify an architectural solution in response to; the architectural type, a client's brief, the site strategy, the relationship the building has with the environment, and architectural history, theory and criticism. The theme is Problems of Architectural Practice.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Architecture and Built Environment
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)

Identify key issues of selected building types Establish a brief with a selected client Select a site appropriate for the project develop a strategy for the development of the site Articulate a relationship that the building has with the environment Integrate the history, theory and criticism of architecture within diagrammatic and schematic proposals Communicate and defend complex design proposals


Architectural precedent analysis Key issues of building types Brief preparation and analysis Site selection, analysis and strategy Conceptual design Schematic design Relationship with the environment and sustainability

Replacing Course(s) Not applicable
Transition Not applicable
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge ARBE4220 and ARBE4221
Modes of Delivery Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Problem Based Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
  • Projects - Concept Design
  • Projects - Schematic Design
  • Projects - Environmental Design
  • Projects - Precedents, and brief analysis
  • Projects - Site Strategy
Contact Hours
  • Tutorial: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
  • Studio: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
  • Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Compulsory Components
  • Requisite by Enrolment: Master of Architecture
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for ARBE6222

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