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ARCH71-124: Design Practice Futures and Frameworks


This subject will focus on the business of architecture through the application of creative and speculative design methods to the development of an emergent model of architecture practice.  The model will be informed by the synthesis of an architect’s role as public advocate, understanding of the architects act, the development of a set of ethical values and critical analysis of precedent research in the context of contemporary challenges and opportunities of technological disruption, climate change, risk, population displacement, staff resourcing and management, finance, health and safety and quality assurance.  Values explored in the Architectural Design and Urban Thesis subject will provide a further line of inquiry and focus.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,010
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,140

Learning outcomes

1. Understand the legislative structure of the profession including the Architects Act, registration and the responsibilities of an architect under this legislative and ethical structure. 2. Demonstrate the different models of architectural practice, corporate structures and the applications of each. 3. Understand good practice management including the resource, financial, client and risk management skills required to establish and run an architectural practice. 4. Perform a critical analysis of current issues facing architectural practice locally, nationally and internationally and demonstrate an ability to critique the current status of the profession.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/11/2021
Semester start17/01/2022
Subject start17/01/2022
Cancellation 1?31/01/2022
Cancellation 2?07/02/2022
Last enrolment30/01/2022
Withdraw – Financial?12/02/2022
Withdraw – Academic?05/03/2022
Teaching census?11/02/2022