Architectural Design 4B


Develops issues associated with the city and urbanisation and specifically, the economic, environmental, political, regulatory, socio-cultural and technical contexts of complex high density inner-city mixed-use development. A choice of project client, site and program is offered and design theories and strategies are developed that respond to the unique characteristics of each project. Through progressive research, discussion and critique, students develop and present theoretical frameworks and project proposals using 2 and 3 dimensional media that integrates communication, environmental, project management, technical and theoretical knowledge.



  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Prepare a mixed-use design proposal.

2. Work autonomously and collaboratively

3. Present written, verbal and visual concepts and ideas

4. Integrate research findings to a resolved proposition.


  • Problem familiarisation and mixed-use theory analysis
  • Precedent analysis
  • Context analysis
  • Theoretical frameworks and site organisation strategy
  • Conceptual design review
  • Developed site organisation strategy
  • Schematic design review
  • Context, composition and planning development
  • Building detail refinement
  • Developed design review
  • Composition, planning and systems refinement
  • Composition, planning and systems resolution
  • Final presentation and critique

Assumed Knowledge


Assessment Items

Project: Concept Design

Project: Final Design

Contact Hours


Field Study

Face to Face Off Campus 8 hour(s) per Term


Face to Face On Campus 12 hour(s) per Term


Face to Face On Campus 57 hour(s) per Term


Face to Face On Campus 24 hour(s) per Term