Subject details

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

  1. evaluate and use professional peer reviewed projects as generational tools for discussion design and referencing and for creative and bibliographical purposes
  2. incorporate design knowledge and industry requirements into a conceptual design framework
  3. develop and present a comprehensive design that articulates conceptual thinking, whilst meeting industry standards.
    • Place Evaluation
    • Conceptual Framework
    • Sustainability
    • 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
      • Web links
    • Online materials

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

Equivalent subjects

You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • CUR-MAA503

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-MAA507-Integrated Buildings Research Methods


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

  • OtherDetails -

    Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone

This subject was previously known as MAA503 Integrated Buildings Research Studio.

The process of design through industry based projects, means and parameters. Students will resolve a small-scale architectural project incorporating statutory planning, building and client requirements, whilst employing best practice examples as a foundation for creating. There will be a fieldwork component, the nature of which is dependent upon the focus of research. Work Integrated Learning will be incorporated throughout the subject by using a mode of teaching where activities will take place in workshop situations / on site / simulation of real world project/interaction with community and industry etc.

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

Textbook information is pending.

Textbook information is pending.

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