Architectural Professional Practice 2
Expose yourself to the way things work in the world of professional architecture.Read over construction contracts, legalese and agreements. Learn how to negotiate conditions of engagement and fee estimates. Develop your own business plan.
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- 29 Nov 2021
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- evaluate options related to legal, ethical and regulatory obligations relevant to contemporary professional practice in the discipline.
- assess the management and marketing practices in a range of industry settings.
- construct a business plan that considers management and marketing in architectural practice.
- Introduction to the law and the management of an architectural practice
- Establishing a practice and assessing the costs
- Managing a business and managing a workplace
- Marketing architectural services and client / architect relations
- Financial management and estimating a fee
- Legal systems and employment law
- Business structures
- Common law, tort and promises
- Elements of construction contracts
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- Other requirements -
Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone
This professional practice subject complements other professional practice studies to provide an overview of the skills, knowledge and processes required to establish and operate an architectural practice. The subject examines some of the key considerations in running an architectural business including writing a business plan, managing finances, assessing risk, negotiating contracts, marketing and assuring quality. This subject also provides an overview of building and construction law, and explores alternative career pathways related to the architectural profession.
Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.
Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.
- Portfolio (50%)
- Presentation (50%)
Current study term: 28 Nov 21 to 27 Feb 22
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