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Learning by Making projects focus on the collaborative design, fabrication, assembly and installation of an object or space, often located in a public space. The projects are 'live' and students will usually experience direct engagement with stakeholders, including clients, engineers and local authorities. Students will use model making at a variety of scales to fully develop ideas before progressing to full-scale fabrication. Construction technologies will vary from project to project and may involve either traditional construction or digital fabrication. Workplace Heath and Safety will be an integral part of the learning in this unit.

Summary 2020

Unit name Learning by Making A
Unit code KDA381
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Architecture and Design
Discipline Architecture & Design
Teaching staff

Dr Richard Burnham

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



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Teaching Pattern

Studio/workshop for eight hours per week in semesters 1 & 2 (12 weeks).

Studio/workshop for eight hours per day over two weeks in semesters 3, 4 & 5.


Design project, reflective journal and studio performance.

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