Communication in the Built Environment 3


Develops architectural communication skills through application of advanced skills of perception, analysis, design development and presentation. Freehand and drafted drawing techniques, plus model making, rendering, and projections combine to form a skill base for successful 2D and 3D communication of architectural ideas.



  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Development of freehand drawing skills to represent architectural elements and contexts, and for exploration of design alternatives

2. Development of freehand and technical drafting for design exploration and verification;

3. Development of rendering skills to represent buildings and related elements;

4. Refinement of general graphic skills to represent buildings and related elements in 2 dimensions for formal and informal communications

5. Exploration of rendering techniques and a variety of media for professional presentation;

6. Exploration of model-making in a variety of media for design evolution and presentation.


  • Advanced freehand sketching for built environment communication
  • Use of notebook for field notes, visual diary, skill development
  • 2D representation: axonometric and other parallel projections
  • Rendering techniques in various media
  • 3D representation: advanced architectural model-making


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Design (Architecture) program.

Assumed Knowledge

ARBE1100 and ARBE1103 and ARBE1200 and ARBE1220

Assessment Items

Portfolio: Portfolio and Notebook Submission

Practical Demonstration: Advanced Model-making submission

Portfolio: Portfolio B submission

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks