IAR4117 - Interior architecture studio 7 - 2018

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Architecture

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Nicole Kalms


Dr Nicole Kalms

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)


IAR3116Not offered in 2018 and IAR3205Not offered in 2018


TAD4503Not offered in 2018 or TAD4523




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.


Projects are student-generated and complex, usually addressing specialised commercial contexts. Building code and other statutory requirements are researched and resolution of these issues is required as part of the project requirements. Students undertake research studies in specific contemporary discourses and practices pertaining to their project, which may include interior, environmental and architectural design and related social theory. Students develop and articulate their individual project approaches and design philosophies in studio discussion, whilst planning their design process and scheduling the project demands through the semester.


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

  1. demonstrate understanding of a specialist application of interior architecture, with particular reference to relevant contemporary interior, environmental and architectural design and discourse; and the complexity of human needs that this interior architecture application addresses
  2. articulate a personal aesthetic, cultural and social position relative to it
  3. combine this understanding and capability with the development of an interior architecture project brief and schematic designs that can lead to a high degree of resolution of all project factors
  4. communicate various stages of the project with high quality presentations
  5. self-manage the scheduling of project work
  6. identify, understand and be capable applying the pertinent planning, building code, and other statutory requirements
  7. observe and employ occupational health and safety principles and rules appropriate to studio practice.


Major design projects: 90% + Project planning assignment: 10%

Workload requirements

6 studio hours and 18 independent study hours per week

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