ARCH 7040 - Studio: Architecture (M)

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2017

This studio explores the processes by which medium to large scale multi-storey urban projects are initiated, developed and documented. It will address issues related to various stakeholders, environmental systems, engineering infrastructure, structures and construction appropriate to the scale of such projects. Students are to develop critical thinking and develop responses to the challenges of a given context, producing designs which demonstrate understanding and critique of that context. The design exploration and proposition shall be communicated through graphic and verbal presentations and may include three dimensional models.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ARCH 7040
    Course Studio: Architecture (M)
    Coordinating Unit School of Architecture and Built Environment
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact Up to 6 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Restrictions Available to M.Arch (Cswk) students only
    Course Description This studio explores the processes by which medium to large scale multi-storey urban projects are initiated, developed and documented. It will address issues related to various stakeholders, environmental systems, engineering infrastructure, structures and construction appropriate to the scale of such projects. Students are to develop critical thinking and develop responses to the challenges of a given context, producing designs which demonstrate understanding and critique of that context. The design exploration and proposition shall be communicated through graphic and verbal presentations and may include three dimensional models.
    Course Staff
    Course Co-ordinator
    Prof. Steve Grieve
    Opposite Barr Smith South CAD Suite 538
    tel (08) 8313 4851; email: steve.grieve@adelaide.edu.au
    Office hours: by appointment

    Studio Leaders
    The tutoring staff are all qualified to a post-graduate level within architecture and design disciplines, and
    have professional experience. Bruno is an Architect with a PhD in Urban Design, Regional and Environmental Planning. Former Contract Professor at the Universities of Florence, Italy, he is founding partner of studiostudio architettiurbanisti, a Swiss-Italian architecture and planning office engaged in the design of highly sensitive landscapes and heritage sites with projects of urban regeneration, renewal and active protection. Tom Doull is a Senior Architect at Grieve Gillett Dimitty Andersen Architects, with over a decade of experience in practice in Adelaide and 7 years experience academically and professionally in New York City.

    1. Bruno Pelucca: bruno.pelucca@gmail.com
    2. Tom Doull: tomd@grievegillett.com.au

    Contact Protocol
    Students should initially direct all course-related queries to their tutors during contact hours, or the Course
    Discussion Board on MyUni. This will be monitored by the course coordinator and responded to accordingly.
    For efficiency, individual queries may be gathered and responded to collectively.
    Students should make use of MyUni for regular updates, announcements and material. Course materials will
    be uploaded as they become available throughout the semester.
    Students should also regularly check the status of their University of Adelaide email account as this is the
    primary channel of communication with students outside of contact hours.
    Students should be familiar with the School’s Student Handbook and be aware of the policies and
    procedures it describes.

    Course Support Staff
    For issues concerning enrolment or queries about the School’s programs contact Clement Low,Student
    Advisor, 8313 5877, clement.low@adelaide.edu.au.
    For issues related to discrimination or harassment contact the Course Coordinator or Velice Wennan,School
    Manager, 8313 5475, velice.wennan@adelaide.edu.au.
    For issues relating to health, safety and wellbeing contact Ian Florance, Health, Safety and WellbeingOfficer,
    8313 5978, ian.florance@adelaide.edu.au.
    For issues relating to first aid and other general matters contact Sue Fiedler, First Aid Officer, 8313 5836,
    sue.fiedler@adelaide.edu.au who is generally available at the School of Architecture and Built Environment
    reception.
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    Knowledge and Understanding
    The primary aim of this project is to be a means through which students can develop and demonstrate
    competence and confidence in the architectural process. The project spans from planning/urban design
    issues to construction issues. It uses a multi-storey city building as a vehicle for developing design skills in a
    holistic sense, including the design of technical systems and details. The studio will also investigate issues of
    the urban real estate market, the design of urban infill, and the relationship between the building form, the
    urban site and the city context both historically and in contemporary use.

    Skills
    Students will also develop skills in time programming and in making judgements about the appropriateness
    of structural systems, energy use, construction materials and techniques, and development feasibility/
    economics. The stages in the process will overlap and the activities at each stage sampled rather than
    completed. That is the only way in which a significantly sized project can be tackled in one semester.
    These aims and skill sets are encompassed under the following course learning objectives:

    1 Develop an integrated proposal for a multi-storey urban building, linking all stages from project conception to documentation

    2 Understand the range of aspirations, interests, constraints and opportunities that influence the design and development of a complex, multi-storey building project

    3 Propose a convincing architectural design for a multi-storey project using conventional and digital drafting and communication techniques

    4 Demonstrate an understanding of relevant planning regulations and requirements of the National Construction Code

    5. Produce a limited set of construction drawings for a multi-storey building demonstrating knowledge of construction materials and techniques, detailing and structure
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    A, B, C, D, E, F, G
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    A, B, C, D, E
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    A
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    A, E, G
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    A, E, G
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    A, B, C, D, E, F, G
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Equipment: Students must always be prepared to make notes and sketches during any scheduled contact sessions of the course. In addition to your sketchbook, and suitable pens and pencils for drawing and writing.
    you must always come prepared to be productive in studio sessions.
    Please anticipate what you will need in the way of appropriate drawing and/or modelling materials for each successive studio session by reading the project specifications carefully in advance. Consult your studio leader(s) if you need further advice.
    Recommended Resources
    A partial list of recommended readings to provide starting points for further research will made available to students through email and MyUni. Other recommended resources, including software, online tools, and production techniques, may also be developed progressively over the course of the semester and posted to
    MyUni or circulated via email.
    Students are encouraged to take an active interest in the research activities of the department, including the programs of CAMEA and CASRU, as well as the Speaker Series talks and other occasional events.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

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    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

  • Student Feedback

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    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

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