Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. create a detailed design through computer generated drawing that meets industry standards
  2. reflect upon project detail and visually communicate initial design intent
  3. determine project constraints through construction methods considerations.
    • Place Evaluation
    • Conceptual Framework
    • Sustainability
    • Life Cycle Design
    • Development Approval
    • Modelling
    • Detailing
    • Maintaining Design Intent
    • Building Licence
    • Working Drawings
    • Documentation Set
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online materials

      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Online Assessment

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s); or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:

CUR-MAA506-Integrated Buildings Research Studio , or CUR-MAA503


Students who have completed MAA506 (previously MAA503) PRIOR to 2015 are not required to enrol into its co-requisite MAA507 as it was previously counted as double subject.

Special requirements

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    Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone

Together with the Integrated Buildings Research Studio, in this subject students will investigate techniques of ideation and methods to resolve and document a small-scale architectural project, with the documentation including provisions for incorporating statutory planning, building and environmental guidelines and client requirements whilst employing best practice documentation standards.

Work Integrated Learning will be incorporated throughout the subject by using a mode of teaching where design activity will take place in workshop situations/ on sites/ simulation of the real world project/ interaction with community and industry etc.

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.

  • Schematic Design Project (50%)
  • Documentation Portfolio (50%)

Textbook information is pending.

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