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This subject provides insight into the design briefing process for a range of facilities, with a specific focus on learning and health environments. Key issues addressed include how to effectively engage with users/occupants of buildings, collect data about their organisational objectives, activities and spatial requirements, and strategically link such information to the work of architects and other design consultants.
The subject examines evidence-based design, effective planning processes that include stakeholder engagement and consultation, change management, spatial literacy, and workplace cultures and pedagogies. Participants will develop skills associated with developing strategic briefs that translate organisational objectives and patterns of activity into spatial requirements, including affinity and relationship diagrams.
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