Architecture Studio 3 PG (7894.7)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.25||6||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|School Of Design And The Built Environment||Post Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Judge current and emerging issues and discourses in architecture, and the city;
2. Propose specific design research fields and methods;
3. Formulate architecture's rapport with specific ideas; and
4. Score design strategies concerning architecture's capacity in regenerating its disciplinarity.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
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 - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
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 - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
Architecture Studio 3PG (Unit 7894) is a studio-based subject, supplemented where appropriate by lectures, discussion, site visits, and workshops.
Prerequisites7893 Architecture Studio 2 PG
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Ms Ann Cleary|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Ms Ann Cleary|
Studio Readings and Texts will be prescribed in the Studio Option Handouts and in Canvas
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assessment items are to be presented in scheduled Review Pin Up sessions and digital versions of the submission uploaded online via the unit Canvas site.
Special assessment requirements
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.
Special assessment requirements:
It is assumed that for the successful completion of the learning outcomes, and for professional accreditation of this unit, that students come on-campus 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 your 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 on-campus 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 come on-campus and participate in all Studio Reviews. Where a student is not able to come to such a session they will have to negotiate a new time with the unit convener/studio lead 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.
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.
Non-Conforming Submissions of Assessment Items:
Submissions that do not meet the specified content, format or other requirements will be penalised through a reduction in the grade.
Late submissions, received after the published due date for assignments (or later than any approved extension due date), will be penalised, the details of which are elsewhere described in this Unit Outline.
If circumstances beyond your control prevent your submitting an assignment, notify your Studio Lead at the time they occur. You can apply for an extension due to illness or other unavoidable and verifiable personal circumstances. Supporting documentation is normally required. Doctor's or Counsellor's Certificates, dated at the time of the difficulty, will be accepted as grounds for Special Consideration.
Feedback will be provided in the form of verbal comments and critique during studio classes and at review juries. A written summary of feedback for each criterion will be provided for the progressive assessments by the relevant Studio Lead/ Tutor.
In architectural education and practice a fundamental vehicle for receiving feedback is the verbal response or critique. Architects 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 of what is said during your presentation and then you do the same in return.
3 dimensional physical models:
Scale modelling is a primary medium of environmental design, essential to an understanding of form, materials and structure. Modelling need not be concerned entirely with realism or authenticity – some level of abstraction of site features or materials may be more effective. You will need to provide most of your own purchased, recycled or salvaged materials.
Drawings and other graphics
Presentations will usually require site plans, floor plans, sections and details, elevations and perspective drawings. These can be hand drawn or digital, depending on the particular assignment as described in the studio handout. Design technical drawings should generally be to scale and labelled as such.
Presentation of earlier concept and site sketching can also be useful. Always ensure the scale of graphics is suitable for the presentation, usually viewed at a distance of around 2–3 metres.
‘Stand up' presentations
An ability to present, explain and justify your work is an essential task of any design professional. Students will be required to stand up, pin up, and ‘talk to your work,' presenting your ideas and explaining your design to a group. You will be given time slots with time for questions. You should be able to discuss your aims, design process and how you have approached the design. It's often a good idea to jot down some key points for presentation and discussion. If it is a research presentation, it may be beneficial to include some visual materials, rather than purely verbal narrations.
Often presentations will be to a panel of visiting critics. This requires special consideration. You will need to design your presentation assuming the guest has no prior knowledge of the project site, program or your previous design work.
Students should sit in on all other student's presentations and ask questions. Final presentations should provide an opportunity for group learning, and a satisfying conclusion to each project. It makes sense to have this experience before entering the workplace.
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 amount of time you will need to spend on study in this unit will depend on a number of factors including your prior knowledge, learning skill level and learning style. Nevertheless, in planning your time commitments you should note that for a 3cp unit the total notional workload over the semester or term is assumed to be 150 hours. These hours include time spent in classes. The total workload for units of different credit point value should vary proportionally. For example, for a 6cp unit the total notional workload over a semester or term is assumed to be 300 hours.
Attendance at scheduled lectures and studios and contribution over the semester is expected. Presentation and discussion of your work in progress in weekly studio sessions is essential for the development of your architectural skills in meeting the learning outcomes of the subject and for your architectural education. Participation in studio sessions and reviews provides important opportunities for feedback.
Please advise your Studio Lead/Tutor if you are unable to attend a particular class or studio.
Required IT skills
Students are expected to have advanced IT skills to participate in weekly studios, to source reference material, and to prepare design progress and final presentation drawings at a quality commensurate with masters of architecture study, as well as make relevent base, interim and final presentation physical models.
Please ensure you have completed the Workshop 7 Induction / protocols before use. Refer to the Workshop 7 canvas site for detail.
Students are to ensure they have access to the appropriate materials and equipment needed to prepare architectural drawings, physical models and other required submission items.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Additional information, including assignment and submission requirements may be provided in separate handouts or advised via Canvas. Reading and complying with this information and instruction is a requirement for students enrolled in this unit.
Announcements made during lectures, or posted on the LearnOnline (Canvas) site, will be deemed to have been made to the whole group. Students are responsible for regularly checking their UC student email for individual emails that the Unit Convener may decide to send.
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.
Due to the requirements of professional accreditation samples of student work may be retained and stored at the School for periods of up to three years. Where possible, each student should make a copy of any assignment (prior to submission) as that work may be retained and inaccessible thereafter.
Late Collection of Assignments
University of Canberra staff and sessional studio tutors are not responsible for submission materials. Architecture students are expected to take responsibility for their work. In the context of the design studios, this is considered to include both submitting the work on time, and collecting it following assessment. Collection times will be advised for submissions where appropriate. Where a project/assignment is not collected by that time, the project may be subject to a 5% grade penalty. The project may be discarded without further notice. This penalty will not apply when prior arrangements have been made with the Unit Convener, your Studio Lead/Tutor, or when the work is being retained, such as for accreditation.
Retention of Student Work for Accreditation
Representative samples of student work may be held for program accreditation purposes.
Late collection of Assignments
Architects, and architecture students, are expected to take responsibility for their work. In the context of the design studios, this is considered to include both submitting the work on time, and collecting it following assessment.
Collection times will be advised for submissions where appropriate. Where a project/assignment is not collected by that time, the project is subject to a 5% grade penalty. The project may be discarded without further notice. This penalty will not apply when prior arrangements have been made with the Unit Convener, or when the work is being retained, such as for accreditation.
End of Semester Clean Up
Studios are to be cleared of work and generally cleaned up at the end of each semester. Projects not removed by the advertised date may be discarded without further notice.