Course handbook


This course prepares students for the practice of architecture. Through the consideration of architectural practice as a research based enquiry, a self-directed architectural project is prepared and communicated as a developed design, and then documented technically as detailed architecture. The final design of the project is communicated as architecture as research.

Availability2018 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2018

Sydney Elizabeth Street

  • Semester 2 - 2018

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): ARBE6230. Students who have successfully completed ARBE6230 are not eligible to enrol in ARBE6234.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Preparation of a developed architecture for a self-directed complex architectural project

2. Preparation of technical documentation for part of a complex architectural project

3. Written and graphic explanation of the architectural project as research using conventions of academic research

4. Communication and defense of architecture as research


  • The elective Architectural project as a consideration of architectural practice.
  • Developed design of a complex architectural project.
  • Technical design, architectural detail and documentation of a developed design.
  • Communication of the self-directed architectural project as research.


This course has similarities to ARBE6230. If you have successfully completed ARBE6230, you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

ARBE6232 Architecture Studio 8

Assessment items

Project: Developed Architecture

Project: Working Drawings

Project: Final Architectural Project

Project: Architecture as Research Project

Contact hours

Callaghan and Sydney Elizabeth Street


Face to Face On Campus 12 hour(s) per Term Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 66 hour(s) per Term Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 30 hour(s) per Term Full Term