BE: Analysis Studio (11014.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank
UC - Canberra, Bruce
UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|School Of Design And The Built Environment||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Develop and apply a range of tools and processes in a design context;
2. Undertake analysis and respond appropriately to a studio brief;
3. Identify how observation, analysis, experiment and critique apply to architecture, interior and landscape design processes; and
4. Select and apply a range of skills covering verbal, graphic and 3-dimensional presentation.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
Equivalent units8314 Design Studio 1.1
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Mr Tom James|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Ms Gay Williamson|
|2022||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 2||20 June 2022||On-Campus||Mr James Young|
|2023||UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Mr Tom James|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Ms Gay Williamson|
|2023||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 2||05 June 2023||On-Campus||Mr James Young|
Suggested readings will be provided on a week to week basis as the semester progresses, and will be available online and/or at the University of Canberra Library
Ching, F & J.F Eckler 2013, Introduction to Architecture A John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New Jersey.
Simitch, Andrea, 2014, Language of Architecture : 26 Principles Every Architect Should Know
von Meiss, Pierre, Elements of Architecture, from Form to Place, New York: Spon Press, 2007
Unwin, Simon, analysing Architecture, Oxon UK, Routledge, 2009
Ching, F 2007, Architecture: form, space, and order, 3rd edn, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New Jersey.
Ching, F 1975, Architectural Graphics, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New Jersey.
Ching, F 1998, Design Drawing, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New Jersey.
Hertzberger, Herman, Lessons for Students in Architecture, Rotterdam, 010 Publishers, 2009
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Students are required to upload their work on Canvas AND present it during the scheduled class in order to be marked.
Good quality, clear photographs of 3d models must be uploaded with assignments. It is recomended that students take the time to create a blank white, grey or black backdrop for all photos of physical models. Production of perspectives from 3D models will be covered in 8330 Digital Environment.
Special assessment requirements
‘Stand up' presentations
You should be able to discuss your aims, design process and how you approached the design in a concise way.
Students should be present and attentive for student's presentations. Presentations should provide an opportunity for group learning, and a satisfying conclusion to each project.
3 Dimensional physical models
Scale modeling is essential to an understanding of form, materials and structure in architecture. Modeling need not be concerned entirely with realism or authenticity – some level of abstraction is preferred.
It is not strictly necessary to produce a physical model this semester, however, form finding with 'sketch' models is highly encouraged and physical models should be considered.
Drawings and other graphics
Presentations will usually require plans, sections and physical models/3D digital models. Physical and 3D models can serve as a hybrid perspective image after photoshopping. Drawings can be hand drawn or digital. Design technical drawings should all be to scale and labeled as such. Presentation of earlier concept and site sketching can be very useful.
A sketch folio (A3 or A4) should be brought to every studio class and should be the means by which you record your thoughts, concept sketches, notes and research related to the projects.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Submission requirements and protocols
It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the correct version of any given assignment is submitted by the due date and time as indicated in the unit’s Canvas site and unit outline.
CD/DVD/USB/emailed assignment submissions will not be accepted. Submissions that do not meet the specified content, format or other requirements may be penalised through a reduction in marks.
Where students are required to submit models, drawings, posters or other physical artefacts that cannot be submitted electronically, students must create an electronic record (PDF) of the artefact and submit this in the appropriate assignment dropbox as evidence of their completed and on time submission.
Feedback and return of material
Apart from the grades/marks/comments given for the progressive assignments, feedback will be provided in the form of verbal comments and critique during studio classes and at reviews. In design education and practice the fundamental vehicle for receiving feedback is the verbal response or critique. Designers are expected to listen carefully and dispassionately to what is said and respond accordingly. It is therefore important that you develop the facility for recording what is said – this may include enlisting a fellow student to take notes on your behalf during your presentation.
Unless otherwise advised, assignments, together with marks and feedback, will be available for collection from the lecturer during class. All grades will be posted on Canvas.
Work will not be available for collection before the nominated return time. Students must retain a digital copy of their assessable work. This may include photographing work such as physical models or scanning hand drawn work. Students should expect that tutors will write on or otherwise alter their work as a part of the assessment and feedback process.
Attendance at scheduled classes and contribution over the semester is expected. Presentation and discussion of your work in progress is essential for the development of your design skills in meeting the learning outcomes of the subject and for your design education.
Participation in studio sessions and reviews provides important opportunities for feedback and demonstrates that the submitted work is your own.
In order to receive a grade of Pass or better, students must bring their work in progress to studio sessions, reviews and juries as detailed in the unit outline. Assessment items that have not been presented for review during the semester as required may not be submitted for final assessment.
Please advise the Unit Convener if you are unable to attend a particular class or studio.
Required IT skills
Ability to format a file to a reasonable size for online submission as a PDF. filetype.
The production of scaled 2D drawings and 3D perspectives as PDFs will be covered in 8330 Digital Environment
No textbook required. Students are expected to print work and produce physical models for presentations. Costs should not exceed $200.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Announcements made during studios, lectures, or posted on to the unit canvas site and/or sent to your University of Canberra student email address, will be deemed to have been made to the whole group. Students are responsible for regularly checking the Canvas site and their UC student email.
Consultation with Staff
Contact with staff should generally be within the allocated class times. Consultation outside of these hours shall be by prior appointment, and in addition to, not in lieu of, the scheduled class time. Students who fail to attend classes, and who do not have a Medical or Counsellor's Certificate or other genuine reason for missing classes, should not expect additional tutorial or consultation time.
Please note: staff are not able to return calls to long distance or mobile telephone numbers after normal hours or on weekends or holidays. Emails are normally not checked or answered at nights, on weekends or on public holidays. Teaching staff (and particularly part-time staff) may not be able to attend to phone calls or reply to emails immediately. Please ensure any urgent matters are brought to their attention within the studio session or request assistance in notifying the Convener through the Administrative Assistant for the Course.
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