Architectural Practice A

Subject ABPL30008 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 1, 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

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 1x2 hour lecture per week, 1x1 hour lecture per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available

702-206 (ABPL20002) Architectural Design 2B.

Corequisites: None specified
Recommended Background Knowledge: None specified
Non Allowed Subjects: 702-848 (ABPL00002) - Architectural Practice A (PG)
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 :


Dr Peter Raisbeck


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Subject Overview:

A theoretical and analytical investigation of the best methods available to architects to fulfil their legal, ethical and professional obligations to clients and other parties affected by both the practice and business of architecture. Fields of study include:

  • an overview of the construction industry;
  • the client and fee agreements;
  • consultants and advisers;
  • the stages of delivery;
  • monitoring incomings and outgoings;
  • contracts involving architects including building contracts;
  • insurances;
  • professional bodies and the role of continuing education.

On completion of the subject students should be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the body of knowledge defining architectural practice;
  • assess and respond to the requirements of relevant parties;
  • implement the procedures necessary to ensure the orderly delivery of architectural services;
  • manage risks with particular reference to their identification, allocation and control.
  • three written assignments (30%);
  • one group assignment (20%);
  • a written 2-hour exam (50%).
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:

  • research and analysis of new topics;
  • clear presentation of findings and information by written, verbal or graphical means;
  • teamwork skills, leadership skills and the ability to distinguish between the two;
  • the ability to apportion time efficiently and ensure intelligent outcomes.

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