Architectural Practice

Course code ARBE6202Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Architecture and Built Environment

Deals with the business and professional context within which architecture is practiced. Students will be introduced to the principles of business management including business ethics, organisational theory and behaviour as they relate to architectural practice, and the variety of opportunities and uncertainties faced by the practicing architect. The course will also address the structure of the architectural profession, employment opportunities, business planning for an architectural practice, and management of the design process in an architectural office.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesEstablish a resource management strategy to deliver a multi-million dollar project
Develop people management and leadership skills to facilitate the delivery of a project
Prepare a procurement strategy for a project
Prepare a quality and risk management plan
Prepare a business and marketing strategy for an architectural practice
Prepare a project handover and evaluation plan
Present written, verbal and visual concepts and ideas.
ContentTopic 1: Introduction to Architectural Practice
Topic 2a: Resource Establishment and Management - Team Structures and Skills
Topic 2b: Resource Establishment and Management - Managing Teams
Topic 2c: Resource Establishment and Management - Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Topic 3a: Project Procurement - Consultants
Topic 3b: Project Procurement - Contractor
Topic 4: Quality and Risk Management
Topic 5 Business Planning and Marketing
Topic 6: Project Handover and Evaluation
Topic 7: Presentation Skills
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeBachelor of Design (Architecture) or equivalent
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
ReportsProject Design Report - Project Implementation
ReportsProject Design Report - Project Closure
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentM.Arch
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ARBE6202