School Of Engineering, Design And Built Environment

Practice Research Studio CivicWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 301382.2


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 7

Credit Points: 20

Co ordinator
Rob Meyerson

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 3761 Master of Architecture (Urban Transformation)

Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
Practice Research Studio Civic shall focus upon the research and design of a single, comprehensive architectural project over the duration of the semester through either a civic, residential, or hybrid project type. Students will explore topics related to the broad umbrella of urban transformation and to contemporary architectural practices through the studio work, and will engage with a broad community of professionals, stakeholders, and programmatic conditions. Projects shall be representative of the often-contested intersection of competing interests of the urban environment, where the designer must conduct rigorous analysis and research to inform high-quality design outcomes that are attendant to social, ethical, regulatory, technical, procurement, and environmental issues. Students are expected to develop projects to a high degree of resolution in terms of spatial and experiential quality, technical proficiency, and conceptual rigour, underpinned by theoretical and historical knowledge, and communicated clearly. Projects in the studio will vary in scale, setting, building type, and complexity from year to year, with a thematic emphasis that contributes to the overall research direction of the architecture program at WSU. Students will be expected to engage in the studio with a high degree of individual motivation, resourcefulness, and inquisitiveness as would be expected of professional level studies.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

Construction Site Induction Safety “White Card”

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Laptop with required software, per course requirements. Students are required to purchase consumables such as paper, card, plastic, plywood, adhesives, blades, and other essential materials for assessment tasks. Students will also need to pay for their own plotting and printing costs.

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