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The subject provides an insight into the design briefing process for a range of facilities, with the specific focus on learning and health environments. This subject examines evidence-based design, exemplars, planning processes including consultation and engagement, change management, spatial literacy, workplace pedagogies, androgogy, workplace cultures, affinities and relationships diagrams, schedules of accommodation and programming, it also includes the role of engaging with users/occupants of buildings and linking this to designers and other procurement consultants such as engineers, financial management and facility managers.
This subject is closely related to ABPL90322 Human Environment Relations and also to EDUC90728 Innovative Spaces & Pedagogy, the latter Unit available to ABP and MGSE students who work together on 'real' school based projects. When all three subjects are taken and then these are linked to to a Learning Environments Thesis Studio students find they have a very strong basis for framing their thesis with excellent results having been the norm.
Intended learning outcomes
Students will achieve the following graduate competencies in this unit:
- community and user consultation skills,
- research into evidence-based design,
- the strategic and architectural briefing process,
- an understanding of facility planning and programming scope of responsibilities and tools used.
Communication in written, diagrammatic and verbal forms, writing of briefs for different audiences, cross-disciplinary engagement working in teams.
Last updated: 3 November 2022