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ARCH72-402: Architecture Design Studio 8 May 2018 [Standard]

General information

Architecture Design Studio 8 is the second studio in the Masters sequence. This studio-based subject shall focus upon the development of a single architectural project over the duration of the semester which explores subjects related to the cultural, environmental, technical, social or political context. Projects will be developed to a high degree of resolution in terms of spatial and experiential quality, technical proficiency, and conceptual rigour, as well as the aesthetic and ethical qualities of the design proposal. The studio shall be underpinned by theoretical readings and/or precedent studies, with these themes being read comparatively against international perspectives and projects. Projects in the studio will vary in scale, site, typology, theme, user-group, and complexity. Students will be expected to engage in the studio with a high degree of individual motivation, resourcefulness, and inquisitiveness as would be expected of professional level studies. Students should begin to establish an architectural position or attitude through the work of the studio that may help to underpin future independent research. The studio is complimented by a companion stream driven by one or more of the School’s architectural research focus areas.


Academic unit:Faculty of Society & Design
Subject code:ARCH72-402
Subject title:Architecture Design Studio 8
Subject level:Postgraduate
Semester/Year:May 2018
Credit points:20

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:


Workload items:
  • Seminar: x12 (Total hours: 36) - Seminar 1
  • Seminar: x12 (Total hours: 36) - Seminar 2
  • Studio: x12 (Total hours: 36) - Studio 1
  • Studio: x12 (Total hours: 72) - Studio 2


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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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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. The ability to synthesize complex sets of information in regard to a project brief, the socio-political context of the project, and the technical opportunities which can be employed toward the successful resolution of the project whilst maintaining respect for issues of sustainability, regulations, functional imperitives, and broader implications of disciplinary evolution (ANZAPAP National Competency Standards 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.2.1, 1.3.1 and AIA Tertiary Education Policy category 1)
  2. The ability to apply technical solutions and appropriate level of communication through representation techniques that are clear and evocative at the level of both concept and detail (ANZAPAP National Competency Standards 1.1.4, 1.2.3 and AIA Tertiary Education Policy categories 2 and 7)
  3. Cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence, reference to predecent and theory, and to develop a clear methodology to test and evaluate proposals and possibilities (ANZAPAP National Competency Standards 1.2.2 and 3.1, and AIA Tertiary Education Policy categories 1, 2, and 3)
  4. Ability to address environmental concerns that incorporate apporpriate and judicious relationships between a building, its occupants, and its surrounding context/environment (ANZAPAP National Competency Standards 1.3.3 and AIA Tertiary Education Policy categories 2 and 6)
  5. Ability to incorporate structural systems, construction materials, elements, and components in relation to the design concept and strategies for implementation of the proposed building, including their communication and evaluation through drawng and modelling (ANZAPAP National Competency Standards 1.3.2, 1.5.1 and AIA Tertiary Education Policy categories 1, 2, and 7) 6. formative development of a position in relation to future independent practise-based research activity in the form of the masters thesis, demonstrated through inital reflective written work (AIA Tertiary Education Policy 5.2 and 7.2).
  6. Ability to critically reflect upon one's work through writing, and to put that work into the context of more broad research areas, precedents, and communities of practice (ANZAPAP National Competency Standards 1.1 and AIA Tertiary Education Policy category 1).


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
Creative Piece Development critiques 20% Progressive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Creative Piece Project 1 10% Week 2 2, 3, 4.
Creative Piece precedent study 10% Week 3 1, 2, 3, 4.
Showcase Portfolio Portfolio 20% Week 14* 4, 5, 6.
Creative Piece Final presentation 40% Week 14* 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
  • * 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.

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Subject curriculum

A detailed curriculum has not been published for this subject.
Approved on: Aug 22, 2017. Edition: 2.2