Available in 2021
Course code



20 units


3000 level

Course handbook


This course considers the complex interface between buildings and public spaces with urban environments. The architectural projects within the studio are researched and developed conceptually within a regulatory, economic and social environment, providing architectural proposals that critique the urban environment and its potential.

Availability2021 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2021

Learning outcomes

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

1. Research, analyse and document the public space of an urban environment

2. Evaluate the regulatory development requirements of an urban site

3. Prepare an architectural proposal for an urban site given its regulatory, social and economic potential

4. Communicate the architectural project for an architectural audience, a regulatory authority and the public


  • Research and analytical methods for urban environments
  • Planning potential and the public environment of urban sites
  • Regulatory and social environment of urban environments
  • Processes used for the design of urban architecture
  • Development and economic potential of urban sites
  • Communication techniques for the presentation of urban architecture


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Design (Architecture) program.

Assumed knowledge

ARBE2222 Architecture Studio 4

Assessment items

Project: Research Module

Project: Final Design

Portfolio: Design Book

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 91 hour(s) per Term Full Term

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