ARC3101 - Technologies and environments 3 - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Architecture

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Peter Graham


Associate Professor Peter Graham

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


ARC2101, OHS1000


This unit explores environmental systems as they relate to architectural design and construction. This includes study of environmental design principles and the implications of these in relation to architectural design and construction processes and outcomes. Analysis of environmental systems will be conducted with a focus on the relationship to design intent. A range of environmental behaviors will be addressed in response to performance optimisation. Integral to the subject matter is the engagement with strategies for environmental sustainability in relation to architectural design and construction. Projects will be introduced to promote dialogue between this unit and Architecture Design Studio 6 project processes and outcomes.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will:

  1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of environmental design principles as they apply to architectural design and construction;
  2. Understand issues of material properties and construction processes in relation to environmental system design;
  3. Have developed a competent understanding of issues of environmental sustainability in relation to architectural design;
  4. Understand and be able to apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the unit of study.


100% in-semester assessment

Workload requirements

12 hours per week including 3 contact hours plus 9 hours of independent study.

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