ARCH 7045 - Development Studio
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2017
General Course Information
Course Code ARCH 7045 Course Development Studio Coordinating Unit School of Architecture and Built Environment Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 6 Contact Up to 6 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Course Description This studio explores the processes by which medium to large scale multi-storey urban projects are initiated, developed documented and delivered. It addresses issues related to various stakeholders, environmental systems, structures and construction appropriate to the scale of such projects. Students from architecture and associated built environment disciplines work together to analyse context, negotiate a brief and develop a concept and detailed design. Students develop critical thinking and formulate responses to the challenges of a given physical, economic, social and policy context. The outcome should be a costed design which demonstrates understanding and critique of its context. The design exploration and proposition shall be communicated through graphic and verbal presentations and may include three dimensional models.
Course Coordinator: Professor Jon Kellett
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Critically evaluate the professional roles of actors in the development and design process; the stakeholders they represent; and their interface within the development process.
- Demonstrate a high level of ability to locate and synthesise information and data from a variety of sources and contexts.
- Apply relevant theory effectively in defining and solving complex planning, design and development problems.
- Explain complex issues to specialist and non-professional audiences.
- Produce high-quality key deliverables within the development and design process.
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)
2,3 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
1,3,5 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
1,2 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1,2,3,4 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
3,5 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
Recommended ResourcesPlease refer to MyUni for details of recommended readings and
The School has a fortnightly lecture series where respected practitioners and
academics from the field deliver a public lecture on contemporary
architectural practice. In order to expand your knowledge of contemporary
directions in design it is recommended that you attend these sessions. The
exact detail of dates and speakers is available from the School website and
the Front Office.
The school uses the University email system to get in touch with the students.
So it is imperative that you check your email regularly and keep up to date
with any new announcements.
MyUni is an essential online tool which will be used to communicate
information regarding the course including details of assignments and interim
grades. There are many other learning resources and assessment pieces that
rely on the MyUni system for delivery. Therefore it is recommended that you
familiarise yourself with the various functions of MyUni and employ it to its
fullest extent. https://myuni.adelaide.edu.au
The MyUni Discussion Board can be used to interact with other students and
tutors and is an essential tool to discuss information and increase your
understanding of issues.
In certain cases the recording of the lectures is made available in electronic
format for students to listen through on their own time and make notes, and is
provided through the MyUni system. However, this service is only available for
lectures with essential course content and may not include guest lectures.
Furthermore, where the presentation content is subject to copyright or the guest
speaker is uncomfortable with the recording of the content, the lecture
recording will not be made available online. So students should not rely
solely on this mode of learning and arrange to attend or get lecture content
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General information about the activities at the School is available online
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Students can also access a copy of the Student Handbook at the following link:
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThe course is run in conjunction with ARCH 7040 Studio Architecture (M). Planning and Property students work with Architecture students on the appraisal, regulation and design of a multi story development on a specific site. A weekly schedule of lectures is organised for ARCH 7040 which all students in the studio are expected to attend.
The studio component is relevant all students on the project. These are sometimes run with all students from each discipline group together and sometimes in separate classes. The overall aim is to give students from Architecture, Planning and Property the experience of working across disciplines on a relevant development project. The detailed weekly schedule is provided on the dedicated course MyUni site.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.The information below is provided as a guide to assist students
in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
The University expects full-time students (ie. those taking 12 units per
semester) to devote at least 48 hours per week to their studies. Accordingly,
students undertaking this 3 unit course are expected to devote 12 hours per
week to contact activities and self-guided studies.
Based on this framework here are some figures that might assist workload
management (delete as appropriate):
For a 6 unit course:
Total workload hours: 24 Hrs per week x 13 weeks = 312 Hrs
Total contact hours: 6 Hrs per week x 12 weeks = 72 Hrs
Total self-guided study: 312 Hrs – 72 Hrs = 240 Hrs
These 240 hours should be used towards
preparation of weekly tasks and for completion of the various assignments
associated with the course, including development of various skills required
to complete the same. Please organise your time wisely.
Learning Activities SummaryFailure to attend teaching due to medical, compassionate or extenuating circumstances is dealt with the School Policy, administered by the School Office. Submit the appropriate application for supplementary consideration together with the original signed medical or other relevant officer, to the School Office. If you foresee a problem contact the Course Coordinator BEFORE the problem actually occurs. Otherwise, contact the Course Coordinator as soon as possible and submit the appropriate application for supplementary consideration to the School Office.
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assignment number Assignment Due date Weighting 1 Policy Analysis report week 4 30 % 2 Site and Stakeholder analysis week 7 35 % 3 Development application week 13 35%
Assessment DetailSee MyUni site for assessment detail
SubmissionAll work should be submitted electronically using the course MyUni site. Students should ensure that work is submitted on time on or before the due date
Late work will not be marked.
Extensions will be granted for valid reasons such as illness but these must be arranged with the course co-ordinator before the submission deadline.
Where appropriate, Harvard referencing conventions should be used.
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.
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