ARC4001 - Advanced architecture project 1 - 2019

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - 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)

Mr Ross Brewin


Mr Ross Brewin

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)



Either admission to Master of Architecture with credit or completion of ARC4032


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.


Building on the Bachelor of Architectural Design Studio Units, Advanced Architecture Studio 1 continues to expand and consolidate advanced concepts and skills relevant to architecture design. It elaborates on architectural design as a process of investigation, critical observation, and experiment. It increases the emphasis on design as a synthetic process encompassing a range of complex issues inherent in the production of architecture. The unit introduces students to design-based research. Studies in the unit will maintain a focus on developing design as a visual language and process of cultural production with an emphasis on social and environmental sustainability.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will:

  1. Demonstrate an advanced level of competence in architectural design;
  2. Have the ability to critically analyse and successfully respond to the complex range of issues inherent in an architectural design project;
  3. Have developed an understanding of how observation, analysis, experiment and critique apply to the advanced architectural design processes and to design-based research;
  4. Have acquired a high level of competence and consolidation of all presentation skills: verbal, graphic and 3-dimensional;
  5. Understand and be able to apply the rules of the occupational health and safety appropriate to the unit of study.


100% in-semester assessment

Workload requirements

24 hours per week including 6 contact hours plus 18 hours of independent study, or equivalent.

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