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

Not currently offered

Previously offered in 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify key issues of a selected building type.
  2. Establish a brief with a selected client.
  3. Select a site appropriate for the project.
  4. Develop a strategy for the development of the site.
  5. Articulate a relationship that the building has with the environment.
  6. Integrate the history, theory and criticism of architecture within diagrammatic and schematic proposals.
  7. 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
Assumed Knowledge ARBE4220 and ARBE4221
Assessment Items
  • Project: Site Diagram
  • Project: Concept Design
  • Project: Schematic Design
  • Project: NCCA Compliance

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks
Critique for 8 hours for 3 weeks Site Studies Module 12 hours (3 weeks x 2 hour lectures, 3 weeks x 2 hour workshops)

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for ARBE6222
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