ARC3102 - Integrated technologies, environments and professional studies - 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)

Mr Ross Brewin


Mr John Armsby

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)


ARC3101 or permission, OHS1000




This unit culminates the Technologies and Environments sequence with further integration of professional practices. It explores integrated building systems as they relate to architectural design, construction and project delivery. This includes study of principles of integrated design and the implications of these in relation to architectural design, pan-disciplinary collaboration and construction processes and outcomes. Students will be exposed to the multiple requirements and determinants that shape the stages of the professional project cycle. Through project-based exercises, students engage with the professional ethics and practices required for project development and the performative integration of building systems and design intent. Students will understand buildings as a site of collaboration of pan-disciplinary teams of experts and clients, whose input contributes to realisation within technical, legal and economic constraints. The unit also addresses strategies for environmental sustainability and optimisation in design, construction and delivery.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of integrative design principles as they apply to architectural design, collaboration, construction, and ethical project delivery;
  2. Have developed awareness of the collaborative processes and engagements inherent in architectural production;
  3. Have developed a competent understanding of issues of building system integration in relation to architectural design and construction for environmental sustainability;
  4. Understand the professional project cycle and the roles and responsibilities of the architect and participants in shaping the built environment. This includes gaining familiarity with the legal responsibilities of the architect in relation to contracts, codes and regulations and building industry procurement methods and practices;
  5. Gain familiarity and proficiency with advanced methods of collaboration and visualization for the integrated design of buildings;
  6. 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 4 contact hours plus 8 hours of independent study, or equivalent.

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