Not currently offered

Course handbook


This course develops students' architectural communication skills through the application of advanced skills of perception, analysis, design development and presentation. It covers topics including freehand and drafted drawing techniques, plus model making, rendering, and projections which combine to form a skill base for successful 2D and 3D communication of architectural ideas.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2016.

Learning outcomes

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

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.

Assessment items

Portfolio: Portfolio and Notebook Submission

Practical Demonstration: Advanced Model-making submission

Portfolio: Portfolio B submission