Architecture Studio 4 (11025.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.25||6||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|School Of Design And The Built Environment||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced 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. Apply and evaluate a range of approaches to architectural design;
2. Critically analyse and successfully respond to the complex range of issues impacting architectural design projects;
3. Develop a coherent critique of how observation, analysis, experiment and critique apply to the architectural design process; and
4. Work within externally recognised standards and guidelines present and evaluate design solutions utilising verbal skills, graphic and three-dimensional digital fabrication tools.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
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
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
Prerequisites11017 Professional Practice 1: Work Integrated Learning OR 11831 Professional Practice (Industry Studios)
11023 Architecture Studio 1
Equivalent units8404 Design Studio 3.2 (Architecture) Graduation Studio
Assumed knowledgeThe requisite skills and knowledge acquired during first and second year study of the Bachelor of the Built Environment (Architecture).
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Ms Ann Cleary|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Ms Ann Cleary|
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Carmona, Matthew, Public Places Urban Spaces, The Dimensions of Urban Design, Routledge, 2021
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Wardle, John Volume, Thames+Hudson, Melbourne, 2008
Terroir, Third Spaces, URO Melbourne 2019
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Gutierrez, Roza Urbano + De la Plaza Hidalgo, Laura , Elements of Sustainable Architecture, Routledge 2020
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
STUDIO PIN UP REVIEW
Each Studio Submission 1,2,3 is to be submitted in a Studio PIN UP format with verbal presentation to your tutor group and visiting guest professionals as advised by the studio convener.
The record of the Studio submission including drawings in PDF format and photographs of physical models (analogue and digital) is to be uploaded to the Canvas unit site.
Students are required to complete all stages of the Studio Project in consultation with their design tutor working in their studio groups as an active participant, engaged in and contributing to all studio sessions. Full attendance is expected. Submissions will be graded by your studio lead/ tutor with input and moderation from guest jurors and teaching staff. Feedback will be provided verbally by your tutor and a short written summary provided for each of the submissions. Each student should also arrange to take notes to record the Review PIN UP feedback provided.
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.
The assessment of architecture studio design submissions (Assessment Submissions 1, 2, 3) address the Unit Learning Outcomes with regard to:
- the integrity and transparency of the design process and thinking
- the understanding of the contextual and cultural parameters informing the design
- the exploration of three dimensional spatial quality and spatial progression
- the articulation of a vocabulary of architectural language consistent with the
- clarity and coherency in resolving program requirements, spatial organisation, and
architectural form and scale within well integrated site responses
- the exploration of materiality and tectonic within the architectural intent
- demonstrated skill and technical ability to resolve a design proposal at a detail level, especially in regard to sustainability strategies
- demonstrated initiative, creativity and rigor
- demonstrated skill to present and convey a resolved design proposal with graphic,
verbal and conceptual clarity
- collaborative and professional behaviours, including participation in class, working within a team, and at all times adhering to the code of professional conduct for Architects.
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 architectural education. Participation in studio sessions ( on campus sessions/ remote learning re Covid) 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.
This relates to the level of collaborative and professional behaviours exhibited in the Studio including participation in class, working within a team, and at all times adhering to the code of professional conduct for Architects.
Good Studio Practices – The following additional Discipline specific regulations and procedures are designed to ensure equity for students in the submission, feedback and assessment of projects.
It is a requirement for the successful completion of the learning outcomes, and for professional accreditation of this unit, that students attend on-campus or remote learning sessions as advised and participate in all studio classes. On-campus participation in scheduled studio classes is an essential part of the learning process. Engaging in academic discourse with other students and with the tutor/unit convener will provide a greater connection to learning, garner a range of opinions and knowledge in addition to providing the opportunity for greater clarity and assistance in achieving unit outcomes. It is expected that students maintain a minimum overall studio /on-campus/ remote learning participation level of 80% or above, assessed as professional behaviour. It is the student's responsibility to contact the unit convener and tutor prior to class to let them know they are not coming to class and why. It is the student's responsibility to make up all missed information and learning from the class time.
Students are in particular required to attend on-campus and participate in all Studio Reviews/Critiques or Juries. Where a student is not able to come to such a session they will have to negotiate a new time with the unit convener at a time convenient to both. External work duties, assignments for other units and holidays do not constitute relevant reasons for missing class or Studio Reviews/Critiques or Juries.
Studio Clean Up/ Shared Use
Studios are to be cleared of work at the end of each class. Students are responsible for removing their materials, equipment, progress models and drawings as needed to ensure clear teaching spaces for subsequent studios.
Students who attend campus for class or other purposes must play their part in keeping our campus and community safe by following these basic guidelines to reduce the risk of COVID transmission:
- Practise good hand hygiene, washing hands regularly;
- If you do happen to cough or sneeze, please do so into the crook of your elbow, dispose of tissues immediately and wash hands immediately
- Practise effective physical distancing;
- Wear a mask in teaching and learning environments on campus as advised
- Follow all directions of teaching and other UC staff regarding safety measures;
- Stay off campus if you are unwell and get tested according to ACT Government guidelines, and
- Follow University communications about campus arrangements https://www.canberra.edu.au/coronavirus-advice
Required IT skills
As necessary to facilitate architectural studio submission and presentation, and use the unit learn on line site.
Materials and equipment needed to undertake the projects, such as drawing and model making materials, and costs associated with any site visits, are generally the responsibility of each individual student. This could be in the order of $300-$500 per semester.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Project Handout: Architecture Studio 4 Civic/Public Architecture will be provided as a supplement to this Unit Outline. It details the Studio Project that forms the learning focus for the design proposal. Reading and complying with this information is a requirement for students enrolled in this unit.