|Faculty:||Faculty of Society and Design|
The Architecture and Urbanism: Design Thesis Studio is the final studio project in the Masters sequence and represents a synthesis of comprehensive architectural understanding. This studio-based subject shall focus upon the development of a single project over the duration of the semester which explores subjects related to a contemporary cultural, environmental, technical or social context. This subject builds upon skills and concepts developed in the Studios and other complementary subjects in the Master’s program. The subject matter for this project will already have been agreed during the Design Thesis Research and Development subject, during which students will have undertaken a significant amount of research, site analysis, brief development, and concept design work. Projects are required to be developed to a high degree of resolution in terms of tectonic, spatial and experiential quality, contextual, cultural, social and environmental considerations, technical proficiency, and conceptual rigour to demonstrate the potential significance of the thesis proposition. Projects may vary in scale, site, project brief, and complexity per topic. Students will be expected to engage in the work of the thesis at the highest level of individual motivation, resourcefulness, and inquisitiveness as would be expected of professional level studies. Students shall develop and submit a written account and critical reflection of their thesis investigation of a minimum of 3000 words. This work will have been started in the Design Thesis Research and Development subject, and aims to situate the work into a broader context to demonstrate, reflect, or question the validity of the thesis proposition and its impact upon the field and/or society at large. The thesis design is to be presented to fully communicate the nature of the project according to its context and theoretical underpinning.
- Demonstrate independent judgement and critical analysis skills to conceive, research, theoretically situate, develop, design and reflect on an architectural project from its inception.
- Develop iterative speculative propositional design work in parallel with undertaking evidence-based design research to arrive at a synthesis of design resolution between the competing factors of a design project.
- Present a body of design work that is developed from a clearly stated thesis question and is situated in the context of historical, theoretical, and disciplinary knowledge and awareness through written and visual presentation.
- Create and evaluate design options for formal, spatial, material, sociocultural and environmental consideration through the tools of contemporary architectural visualization and making.
- Demonstrate the ability to critique and reflect iteratively upon one’s design work to further develop a body of work and be able to contextualize that as knowledge within a broader disciplinary and cultural framework.
There are no co-requisites
Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.
This subject is not available to
This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.
- January 2023 [Standard - Architecture and Urbanism: Design Thesis Studio]
- September 2022 [Standard - Architecture and Urbanism: Design Thesis Studio]
- January 2022 [Standard - Architecture and Urbanism: Design Thesis Studio]
- September 2021 [Standard - Architecture and Urbanism: Design Thesis Studio]
- January 2021 [Standard - Architecture and Urbanism: Design Thesis Studio]
- September 2020 [Standard - Architecture + Urbanism: Thesis Studio]
- May 2020 [Standard - Architecture + Urbanism: Thesis Studio]
- January 2020 [Standard - Architecture + Urbanism: Thesis Studio]
- September 2019 [Standard - Architecture Masters Thesis Studio]
- May 2019 [Standard - Architecture Masters Thesis Studio]
- January 2019 [Standard - Architecture Masters Thesis Studio]
- September 2018 [Standard - Architecture Masters Thesis Studio]
- May 2018 [Standard - Architecture Masters Thesis Studio]
- January 2018 [Standard - Architecture Masters Thesis Studio]
- September 2017 [Standard - Architecture Masters Thesis Studio]
- May 2017 [Standard - Architecture Masters Thesis Studio]
Standard Offering Enrolment opens: 17/07/2022 Semester start: 12/09/2022 Subject start: 12/09/2022 Cancellation 1: 26/09/2022 Cancellation 2: 03/10/2022 Last enrolment: 25/09/2022 Withdraw - Financial: 08/10/2022 Withdraw - Academic: 29/10/2022 Teaching census: 07/10/2022
Standard Offering Enrolment opens: 13/11/2022 Semester start: 16/01/2023 Subject start: 16/01/2023 Cancellation 1: 30/01/2023 Cancellation 2: 06/02/2023 Last enrolment: 29/01/2023 Withdraw - Financial: 11/02/2023 Withdraw - Academic: 04/03/2023 Teaching census: 10/02/2023
|Withdraw - Financial:||08/10/2022|
|Withdraw - Academic:||29/10/2022|
|Withdraw - Financial:||11/02/2023|
|Withdraw - Academic:||04/03/2023|