Architectural Design 2B

Subject ABPL20002 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours: 1x3 hour studio per week
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours

Two of 702-101 (ABPL10005) Architectural Design 1A, 702-103 (ABPL0006) Architectural Design 1B or 702-104 (ABPL0007) Architectural Design 1C.

Corequisites: None specified
Recommended Background Knowledge: None specified
Non Allowed Subjects: None specified
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website :


Mr Andrew Hutson


Environments and Design Student Centre
T: +61 3 8344 6417/9862
F: +61 3 8344 5532
Subject Overview:

Students will undertake one or more design projects which will focus on cultural and social aspects of the design process. Students will be required to analyse a complex program and then express this in an architectural form. This will provide students with an opportunity to learn and develop new knowledge and skills in theory, technology, history and communications, as well as to develop their existing architectural knowledge and skill. Most importantly, students must be able to integrate these things into their design proposals. For more specific information students should refer to the Studio Guide handed out at the beginning of the semester.


On completion of the subject students should be able to:

  • generate architectural proposals suitable for medium scale public or institutional buildings;
  • develop design proposals that incorporate structural and environmental principles.

Major and minor projects and a review of a portfolio of all assignments set during the semester. The portfolio may include group projects, studio exercises and presentations to the equivalent of 10 000 words.

Prescribed Texts: None specified
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of the subject students should have developed the following skills and capabilities:

  • ability to analyse social and cultural contexts;
  • creative response to complex problems;
  • appropriate use of design terminology.

Formerly available as 702-206 Architectural Design and Practice 2B. Students who have completed 702-206 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

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