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Architecture

Objectives

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Understand the role and purpose of architecture and the Architect in society;
  • Use research skills to assist in the identification and analysis of design principles;
  • Engage in a design process to develop an appropriate outcome to an architectural brief.

Course outline

Semester One

Students develop their design, analysis and architectural communication skills in addressing a design brief within the private realm. Aspects include conducting a Site Analysis, undertaking the Design Process and finalising and presenting a Final Design Proposal. Furthermore, they develop their research skills and written expression of architectural theories and principles by preparing a Research Report of 1600 words that investigates the application of the Key Components of Architecture over separate architectural periods.

Semester Two

Students develop their design, analysis and architectural communication skills in addressing a design brief within the public realm. Aspects include conducting a Site Analysis, undertaking the Design Process and finalising and presenting a Final Design Proposal. Furthermore, they continue to develop their written expression of architectural theories and principles by preparing a Design Analysis Paper of 2400 words that outlines the research, analysis and process they undertook within the Design Project.

Assessment

This subject teaches to and assesses students on their competence in respect of the following units of competency:

  • QLD314ARC01A Examine principles, constraints and historical styles that inform architectural design
  • QLD314ARC02A Apply fundamental skills in architectural design

In addition, students' work is graded in accordance with the following table:

SEMESTER 1

Assessment 
Assessment TaskWeighting (% of overall mark)

A

Research Report

10%

B

Design Project (S1)

20%

C

Semester One Examination

15%

 

Total

45%

SEMESTER 2

AssessmentAssessment TaskWeighting (% of overall mark)

D

Design Analysis Paper

15%

E

Design Project (S2)

15%

F

Semester Two Examination

15%

 

Total

55%