Architectural Design 2B

Subject ABPL20002 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

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

This subject is not offered in 2014.

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.


None specified

Recommended Background Knowledge:

None specified

Non Allowed Subjects:

None specified

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


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

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

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.

Learning Outcomes:

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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