Architecture Studio 6


This course considers complex public building types, major institutional clients and a diversity of building users. Design problems deal with interrelationships of spaces and specialist functions, including public interface, public assembly and functional performance. Projects will have an emphasis on an 'urban' site with a range of construction materials selected in accordance with fire-rating requirements.



  • Semester 2 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Justify a design with references to an urban site

2. Develop strategies for public buildings

3. Identify the functional needs and uses of public buildings

4. Prepare design solutions which integrate building services

5. Prepare design solutions which consider internal spatial relationships, lighting and material selection.

6. Present ideas and designs graphically and verbally

7. Prepare design solutions which consider site influences and building location.

8. Develop a conceptual design proposal that demonstrates an awareness of theory, cultural, societal and contextual strategies,


  • Issues relating to public buildings
  • Design process
  • Presentation of ideas and design, graphically and verbally
  • Identification and solution of functional requirements
  • Development of structural and construction solutions for a building design
  • Issues related to sustainable building design
  • Issues related to the building site and location

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): ARBE3221. Students who have successfully completed ARBE3221 are not eligible to enrol in ARBE3221.


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

Assumed Knowledge


Assessment Items

Project: Schematic Design

Project: Working Drawings / Technical Design

Project: Developed Design

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 19 hour(s) per Term

1 hour per week for 13 weeks and 2 hours per week for 3 weeks (Site Studies)


Face to Face On Campus 6 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks