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Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments Architecture Theory units focus on establishing and enhancing students’ capacity to think with clarity and rigour to ensure solid bases for research inquiry and design practice. At Advanced level, the units concentrate on building understandings of and attitudes towards the present and forecasted futures of Architecture and your role in the field and profession.

In Architecture Theory: Discipline Futures, you will identify and refine potential trajectories, and target future opportunities in design practice aligned with your own interests. You will research and investigate different emerging fields of practice in design and discuss the complexities embedded in moral and ethical obligations, both as an individual practitioner and in relation to the profession. You will develop a personal design philosophy that identifies and justifies your position and aspirations in relation to your design field and future-focused practice. Based on your identified position, you will be supported through workshops to develop a targeted portfolio and CV or design research statement that prepares you for future practice or further study.

Summary 2021

Unit name Architecture Theory: Discipline Futures
Unit code KDA349
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Architecture and Design
Discipline Architecture & Design

Andrew Steen

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes


Locate and justify personal position in relation to fields and practices of design


Employ effective communication strategies for professional or academic audiences


Identify and critically discuss legal and ethical issues in design




KDA235 and KDA241 OR KDA248 and KDA249


Teaching Pattern

1 x 180 minute Studio weekly


AT1 - Design Ethics Presentation (25%)
AT2 - Visual Manifesto (30%)
AT3 - Portfolio / Design Research Statement (45%)

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