Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


This course provides students with an understanding of real-world design problems through an immersive architectural experience while developing students’ skills in architectural design within diverse cultural contexts, architectural research and architectural communication. Within this course are several ‘Projects’ that the students elect to be part of through a ballot at the start of each calendar year. The ‘Projects’ are intensively run over a two week period at different times of the year (usually outside of semester teaching time), and include a subsequent public exhibition.



  • Semester 1 - 2022
  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate an understanding of real-world architectural problems and design processes

2. Appreciate the relationship between architecture, culture and society

3. Communicate architectural experiences to a range of audiences


  • Architectural design processes
  • Architecture as research
  • Architectural communication


This course is available to students active in one of the following programs: 10028, 11253, 12020, 12331 or 40041.

Assessment items

Project: Design Project

Journal: Reflective Journal

Contact hours


Field Study

Face to Face Off Campus 10 day(s) per Term Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Term Full Term

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.