Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


3000 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.

Availability2021 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2021
  • Semester 1 - 2021
  • Trimester 2 - 2021

Learning outcomes

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

1. Apply practical skills in architectural design, demonstrating an understanding of the ethical and cultural frameworks within which architects operate

2. Critically discuss the future of architectural practice

3. Evaluate the relationship between architecture, practice and research

4. Communicate architectural propositions to a range of audiences


  • Architectural design processes
  • Architecture as research
  • Architectural communication


To enrol in this course you must be active in one of the following programs: 11253, 12020, 12060, 12331 or 40018.

Assessment items

Project: Design Project

Journal: Reflective Journal

Presentation: Public Exhibition Curation

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.