Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

Monash University

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Architecture


Dr Nicole Kalms



  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


Within this unit students engage in a range of studio design projects which have quota restrictions. For distribution into studio project groups, consideration will be given to student preference forms, academic performance, and previous design studio experiences. Weighted Average Mark (WAM) may be taken into account to ensure there is an even distribution of students in the studio project groups. Studio project group allocation will be decided by the Program Coordinator and Chief Examiner of the unit.


Students integrate the knowledge and capabilities acquired in the previous stages of the course in a major project which demonstrates both a comprehensive understanding of interior architecture and competence in its professional practice. The unit consists of a complex design project with a sufficient range of content to enable the student to demonstrate their capabilities and to enable them to comprehensively undertake and professionally present it within the time and resource limitations of the unit. Project planning and research is an important aspect of the unit: students apply the theory and practice acquired in PPR3102.


On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. undertake an interior architecture project with effective resolution of constructional, structural and service requirements at a level sufficient to brief specialists
  2. develop a brief, analyse client and user requirements, research and resolve technical and planning and building code requirements
  3. specify materials and finishes, construction, structure and services
  4. communicate and present the project to client and constructors
  5. explan analytically the cultural sources of the inspiration for the design, expressing persuasively the aesthetic and symbolic values embedded in the design and relating the design to historical and contemporary precedents
  6. apply a comprehensive project-management strategy for the effective acheivement of project deadlines and outcomes
  7. observe and employ occupational health and safety principles and rules appropriate to studio practice.


Design projects: 90%; written report: 10%

Workload requirements

24 hours per week, including 6 lecture and studio hours and 18 independent study hours.

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Chief examiner(s)


Must have passed all units in OHS1000 and IAR3115 and PPR3102