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Master of Architecture Studio D (ABPL90143)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 25On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeABPL90143
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Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This studio emphasises how successful architectural designs express ideas based in well-grounded, critical thinking, and on values manifest in visions of desired futures. Through design projects and analysis of seminal works, students will develop both design ideas for projects and architectural expressions of those ideas. Autonomous studio options will cover a range of project types including housing, public institutions and urban design, taught with an emphasis on architecture as idea, materiality or program. Students will be expected to choose a different emphasis and project type than for Studio C and to achieve a higher degree of design resolution, conceptual engagement and aesthetic expression. The studio will be vertically integrated with Architectural Design Studios C & E to ensure a wide range of choice and inter-level learning.

Intended learning outcomes

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

  • Successfully create and resolve the design of a building of medium complexity
  • Develop performance-based design
  • Test theoretical propositions in an urban context
  • Translate regulatory constraints and urban policies into design parameters
  • Identify performance differences and mutual impacts within spatial programs
  • Understand the relationship between social programs and spatial form
  • Communicate a complex design vision in a clear and professional manner.

Generic skills

  • Time management, including designing within specific timeframes
  • An understanding of ethical responses to issues
  • Identification of emergent trends in practice
  • Written, verbal and visual presentation of ideas
  • Use of sketches and diagrams to analyse, design and communicate
  • Critical evaluation of policies and practices
  • Ability to analyse social and cultural contexts
  • Information gathering and critical synthesis
  • Creative response to complex problems
  • Understanding of professional roles and responsibilities

Last updated: 2 August 2019