Available in 2021
Course code



20 units


1000 level

Course handbook


Architecture Studio 1 provides students with a preliminary understanding of architectural design and introduces them to key issues that underpin the social and physical construction of the built environment. The course equips students with fundamental skills that are critical to the practice of architecture and offers an introduction to the architectural studio as a key learning environment in architectural education.

Availability2021 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2021

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. undertake basic design processes and evaluate their outcomes

2. appreciate site as a key component of the design process

3. understand architecture as a creative medium operating within a social and ethical context

4. understand basic principles of construction and materiality

5. communicate architectural ideas to a range of audiences


This course will include: architectural design processes; creative thinking; site analysis; architectural precedents; basic architectural construction and materiality; and architectural communication.


This course has similarities to ARBE1200 and ARBE2100. If you have successfully completed ARBE1200 or ARBE2100, you cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment items

Project: Short Project

Project: Design Project 1

Project: Design Project 2

Log / Workbook: Notebook

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 13 hour(s) per Term Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 78 hour(s) per Term Full Term

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