Not currently offered

Course handbook


Prepares students to enter the profession of architecture. The course framework has been developed to support the transition from an architecture student to a professional architect.

An elective project is the vehicle that allows students to integrate, illustrate and justify an architectural solution in response to; the architectural type, a client's brief, the site strategy, the relationship the building has with the environment, and architectural history, theory and criticism.

The theme is Problems of Architectural Practice.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2017.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Identify key issues of a selected building type.

2. Establish a brief with a selected client.

3. Select a site appropriate for the project.

4. Develop a strategy for the development of the site.

5. Articulate a relationship that the building has with the environment.

6. Integrate the history, theory and criticism of architecture within diagrammatic and schematic proposals.

7. Communicate and defend complex design proposals.


  • Architectural precedent analysis
  • Key issues of building types
  • Brief preparation and analysis
  • Site selection, analysis and strategy
  • Conceptual design
  • Schematic design
  • Relationship with the environment and sustainability

Assumed knowledge

ARBE4220 and ARBE4221

Assessment items

Project: Site Diagram

Project: Concept Design

Project: Schematic Design

Project: NCCA Compliance