Architectural Design 3A

Subject ABPL30001 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

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

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 2x1 hour lecture per week, 2x3 hour studio per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available

Any two of the following three subjects:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2012
Not offered in 2012

702-205 Architectural Design 2C

Note: ABPL20001 was formerly called 702-204 Architectural Design 2A and ABPL20002 was formerly called 702-206 Architectural Design 2B.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
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 course are articulated in the Course Description, Course Objectives and Generic Skills 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 Annmarie Brennan


Environments and Design Student Centre
Ground Floor, Baldwin Spencer (building 113)

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

This subject is phasing out and only available to Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning students who are enrolled in a course for which there is no longer an intake. Students who have enrolled in a graduate program within the Melbourne School of Design or the Bachelor of Environments after 2007 should refer to course handbook entries for details regarding subjects available within their courses.

Students will undertake a series of studio-based exercises in design demanding greater synthesis of diverse requirements and leading to increasingly resolved designs. Emphases include: three-dimensional spatial ordering, the development of an architectural language that can be responsive to different conditions, representation and composition and an examination of interior architectural form and landscape.


On completion of the subject students should be able to:

  • demonstrate an ability to work within statutory and programmatic requirements and to incorporate environmental principles;
  • understand the techniques for analysing built context and use this analysis to inform the design process;
  • utilise analytical and synthesizing skills (including appropriate documentation, graphic and model-making skills);
  • demonstrate skills commensurate with the skills required by the architectural profession of an architectural technical assistant.

Assessment will be based on two major projects and a review of a portfolio of all assignments set during the semester. Projects, class tests, studio tests, exercises, and tutorial presentations to the equivalent of 10,000 words.

Prescribed Texts: None
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 conceptualise in three dimensions;
  • application of design skills to complex programs.

Formerly available as 702-303 Architectural Design and Practice 3. Students who have completed 702-303 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

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