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Studios in the Master of Architecture emphasise professionalism, critical and rigorous design thinking, knowledge of contemporary and emergent theories, technologies and practices, and the development of skills for a diversity of future careers in architecture. Integrated Studio focuses on the synthesis of functional, technical, statutory and economic priorities in the design and documentation of programmatically complex buildings. A key emphasis of the studio is the development of environmentally responsive design solutions extending and applying knowledge introduced in Advanced Technologies. Through lectures, and presentations by construction industry professionals and experts, you will gain an understanding of the implications of various procurement and construction processes on project cost and viability.

You will also be introduced to professional teamwork practices and protocols within architectural practice and the interface with relevant consultants and specialists in developing project designs. Based on a local development scenario and evaluation of local site conditions and statutory requirements, you will develop a return brief and schematic design propositions integrating relevant information required for planning and development applications. Working in teams you will then refine designs and develop and coordinate project documentation for tender sets employing object-based modelling and professional practices and protocols.

Summary 2021

Unit name Integrated Studio
Unit code KDA719
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Architecture and Design
Discipline Architecture & Design


Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

ILO 1: Evaluate implications of statutory requirements, project costs, environmental conditions, client requirements and procurement processes in formulating design priorities.

ILO 2: Synthesise functional, technical, statutory, economic and design priorities in the development of environmentally responsive detailed design solutions for programmatically complex buildings.

ILO 3: Coordinate project documentation employing object-based modelling and professional practices and protocols.

ILO 4: Present project documentation appropriate to the stages of the building procurement process.




KDA408, KDA409, KDA714, KDA715, KDA716


Teaching Pattern

Weekly workshop - 5-hours and weekly lecture - 1-hour


AT1 Brief: Report (15%)

AT2 Schematic design: Development application documentation (30%)

AT3 Detailed design: Tender set documentation (55%)

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