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Innovations in Property (ABPL90395)

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeABPL90395
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The subject is designed to analyse and interface property analysis and architectural design in a real life context. With that objective, the subject will interact with a MSD Architecture Studio C, D, E. at two stages – during Week 1 and then during Weeks 9 and 10 of semester 2 teaching period . It has two major components (i) to develop a design brief based on desktop and field research on property preferences, affordability, price budget and financing structure of the target group, for architects who will then produce innovative property design alternatives; (ii) to conduct feasibility and marketability analysis on various alternative designs proposed. The analysis will determine the “marketability”, “price band”, “affordability range” and “possible financing mechanisms”.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the subject, students should be able to:

  • Develop a design brief based on sound research;
  • Carry out site and market research on multiple design options, including planning and financial feasibility to ascertain optimum project;
  • Present as a team at critical project stages, outcomes of analysis and feasibility;
  • Prepare advise on financial feasibility outcomes, sensitivity analysis and provide detailed risk analysis on alternative design proposals;
  • Work within their own team as well as with design teams, understand the studio-based learning environment, applying skills and communication in real case exercises.
  • Evaluate, organise, exchange and bring together associated issues that are related to market, property value, affordability, financing and design.

Generic skills

  • Advanced communication skills (written and verbal) appropriate to professional contexts;
  • Ability to apply broad theoretical and cross-disciplinary knowledge about heritage to a specific case-study or project;
  • Project management skills, including scoping projects, developing timelines and meeting deadlines.

Last updated: 22 May 2019