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ARCH13-216: Architecture Design Studio 6 January 2021 [Standard]

General information

Architecture Design Studio 6 engages students in complex projects that critically examine issues of architectural design in a theoretical, speculative, or research-based manner. Projects shall require a higher degree of autonomous work by students, who after five previous studios can direct a line of inquiry and sustain it through design work over a full semester. Projects in this subject shall challenge students to draw upon the full range of knowledge acquired and developed over the preceding Bachelor of Architecture studies. The creation of well-developed, comprehensive design solutions that are informed by previous subjects is expected. A second Urban Studies component shall be tightly integrated with Studio 6. "Cities and Design" in this subject will focus on the role of designers in the urban outcomes of cities today and into the future, identifying and discussing principles from Urban Studies 1 and the impacts of technology, environmental awareness and social responsibility on the rapid urbanisation of the world. The course will include a broad examination of planned cities, as opposed to those that have evolved, as well as discussion of the mutual relationship between architecture and our perception of a city's overall character. Students will work individually and in teams through workshops and exercises to develop content awareness and application.


Academic unit:Faculty of Society & Design
Subject code:ARCH13-216
Subject title:Architecture Design Studio 6
Subject level:Undergraduate
Semester/Year:January 2021
Credit points:20

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:


Workload items:
  • Studio: x12 (Total hours: 36) - Studio 2
  • Studio: x12 (Total hours: 72) - Studio 3
  • Personal Study Hours: x12 (Total hours: 96) - No Description
Attendance and learning activities: Attend all sessions (Lectures and Tutorials). Most sessions build on the work on the previous one. It is difficult to recover if you miss a session. Attendance in tutorials and labs will be monitored, and could impact the final mark in this subject. While attendance alone is not an assessed portion of the subject mark, the ability for faculty to evaluate each student on his or her PROGRESS in the subject is only possible through direct face-to-face contact within the design studio. Students who do not attend classes regularly will not be able to be adequately assessed.


Prescribed resources: No Prescribed resources. After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.
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Enrolment requirements

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Co-requisites: ?

There are no co-requisites.

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  • Study Abroad Students

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

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At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Conceptual abstraction, research, analysis, understanding, identification and observation of site, context, people, precedents and scenarios in regard to one's design work (AIA Tertiary Education Policy category 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.2, 3.6.1, 3.6.2).
  2. Demonstrate an ability to develop articulate, considered, creative, thoughtful, climatically astute and contextual formal responses to architectural scenarios, particularly in relation to the urban context and medium/large-sized building scale (AIA Tertiary Education Policy category 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.6.1, 3.6.2).
  3. Develop a fundamental understanding of key organizational spatial and planning strategies in plan and section and their relationship to circulation, climate, structure, construction systems, materiality and programmatic adjacencies (AIA Tertiary Education Policy category 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.6.1, 3.6.2).
  4. Demonstrate an ability to develop and test a variety of sensitive design solutions in 2D and 3D, communicated via hand, digital, oral and written techniques (AIA Tertiary Education Policy category 3.7.1, 3.7.2).
  5. Demonstrate effective communication, collaborative and organisational skills in a group setting (AIA Tertiary Education Policy category 3.7.2).
  6. To develop understanding and knowledge of sensory aspects of architecture, and the phenomenology of experience paralleled by the measurement of the environment (AIA Tertiary Education Policy category 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.6.1 and 3.6.2).
  7. Urban Studies7. Develop and demonstrate an awareness of the broader cultural, social, environmental and political context in which architecture is practised, including issues of local and global planning considerations and an understanding of the history of practice of urban design and issues of city planning (AIA Tertiary Education Policy 3.2.1, 3.3.1, 3.4.1, 3.5.1 and 3.6.1).
  8. Develop an understanding of cities and urban form, their morphology, scale, components, and interactions and the reasons for differences between urban conditions (AIA Tertiary Education Policy 3.1.1, 3.3.1, 3.5.1 and 3.6.1).
  9. Dissemination of urban research and analysis, and the resulting application of design principles at the scale of the city communicated via appropriate large-scale representation techniques (AIA Tertiary Education Policy 3.1.2, 3.2.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2, 3.6.2 and 3.7.2).


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
Class Participation In Class Workshops and Discussions 9% Ongoing 2, 4, 5, 7.
Project § STUDIO: Project1 7% Week 3 1, 4, 5, 8, 9.
Project US: Project 1 3% Week 3 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
Project US: Project 2 3% Week 5 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
Project US: Project 3 3% Week 7 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
Project US: Project 4 3% Week 9 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
Capstone Project STUDIO: Project 2 21% Week 9 1, 4, 5, 8, 9.
Project US: Project 5 3% Week 10 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
Capstone Project STUDIO: Project3 35% Week 12 2, 3, 4, 6.
Showcase Portfolio US: Folio 6% Week 13 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
Showcase Portfolio STUDIO: Portfolio 7% Week 14* 1, 4, 5, 8, 9.

Pass requirement

A pass grade is required in both Urban Studies and Design Studio components to pass the overall ARCH13-216 subject.

  • § Indicates group/teamwork-based assessment
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

Quality assurance

For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

Study information

Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

A student who has not established a basis for an extension in compliance with University and Faculty policy either by 1) not applying before the assessment due date or 2) by having an application rejected due to failure to show a justifiable cause for an extension, will receive a penalty on assessment submitted after its due date. The penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment for every day late, with the first day counted after the required submission time has passed. No assessment will be accepted for consideration seven calendar days after the due date. Where a student has been granted an extension, the late penalty starts from the new due date and time set out in the extension.

Policy on plagiarism

University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.

Bond University utilises Originality Reporting software to inform academic integrity.

Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Disability support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Subject curriculum

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Urbanisation & the Polynuclear City / Suburban vs Urban

The Public Realm & Community: Plazas and Squares, Streetscape

The Role of the Architect (public verses private sector)

Planning Workshop with ISDA Strategic Land Use students: Chevron Island Mixed use

Designing Cities from scratch

Guest Speaker / Forum discussion on cities of the future: issues to address

Approved on: Jul 23, 2020. Edition: 1.4