Courses & Units

Architecture Technology-Studio: Heritage KDA337


Bachelor of Architecture & Built Environments Architecture Studio units focus on the development and refinement of conceptual, analytical and technical skills through applied-problem-based learning in a diverse range of real-world contexts. In third year, Technology–Studios are double-weighted units emphasising the creative synthesis and critical application of knowledge and skills encompassing technologies, theories and spatial design principles.

Architecture Technology–Studio: Heritage focuses on the detailed design of interiors and elements framed by critical interrogation of cultural debates and architectural practices related to heritage. In this unit you will explore notions of context, developing an appreciation for existing built fabric and the cultural meaning of places. Through expert lectures and interactive and self-directed activities you will gain knowledge of how architecture can contribute to and frame subjective experiences and constructions of history. You will apply this knowledge in the design of rooms and joinery elements within an existing building. The unit requires you to synthesise attitudes to heritage and user experience with spatial organisation, atmosphere, and detailing. You will use digital tools to document existing conditions and design propositions employing professional conventions and rendering techniques.


Unit name Architecture Technology-Studio: Heritage
Unit code KDA337
Credit points 25
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Architecture and Design
Discipline Architecture & Design
Coordinator Doctor Andrew Steen
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Translate objects and contexts of heritage into spatial form and tectonic expression by abstracting and elaborating information.
  • Justify tactics developed to inform design for heritage in order to avoid charges of arbitrary design.
  • Conceptualise relation to existing context and built fabric in order to underpin an architectural proposition.
  • Employ digital design and documentation tools to communicate existing conditions and architectural propositions to a model reader.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
040101 $2,075.00 $2,075.00 not applicable $5,044.00

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Teaching Pattern

12 x weekly 60-minute online videos, 12 x weekly 300-minute workshops, 1 x 360-minute review workshop

AssessmentDocumentation (20%)|Concept design (30%)|Design (50%)
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