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SRD765 - Architectural Design and Resolution

Unit details


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong)
Trimester 3: Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Scott Eldridge
Trimester 3: Stewart Seaton




Incompatible with:


Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 3 hour studio per week.


In SRD765 students will investigate architectural design as a discipline of philosophic intention essentially coupled with compositional, structural, and material development.  This will require students to undertake a process of architectural design development, where designs will be analysed and the design intentions developed through investigations into compositional and material methods alongside reference to the works of selected architects.  Students will be required to develop their design to a considerable level of resolution such that significant parts of the scheme are understood for their philosophic and material qualities.  This will involve progressive investigation and production with parts of the scheme studied and developed up to a scale of 1:20.



These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit
successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Evaluate a project design,identify its intentions and develop the scheme with a greater level of understanding and at a finer scale.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking


Demonstrate professional capacity to integrate a body of knowledge and methods in Architectural design to further develop a project.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


Identify and explore solutions to complex issues in the design and resolution process.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving


Present and discuss sophisticated ideas of architectural intention using both verbal and visual formats of communication.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication


Demonstrate value for a critical and aesthetic, understanding and responsibility as an architect within culture and society.

GLO8: Global citizenship


Manage and take responsibility for an individual project.

GLO6: Self-management

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Weighting (% total mark for unit) Indicative due week
Mid-trimester project presentation Live presentation of project drawings 40% Week 5
Final folio and demonstration A live review will be undertaken in the studio with a review panel. It should consist of all drawings produced throughout the unit. 60% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: SRD765 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

Unit Fee Information

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