School Of Engineering, Design And Built Environment

Architecture Studio - The InfrastructuralWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 301202.2


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 20

301199 Architecture Studio - Rethinking the Sub-urban AND 301200 Architecture Studio - Rethinking Urbanism

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 3753 Bachelor of Architectural Design. Students not enrolled in 3753 who wish to enrol into this unit should have a 5.0 minimum GPA and are required to discuss with the Academic Course Advisor.

About this Unit
This unit situates learning in the context of the major urban public projects that sit at the intersection of architecture, infrastructure, and urban design and which highlight the pressure of population growth, climate change, or other significant demographic, economic, political, or ecological transformations. Work integrated learning is a key feature of the Rethinking Infrastructure studio which involve relevant members of the professional community to help lead studio investigations and/or embed students in professional practices. Projects include architectural responses to complex urban and infrastructural projects at a large scale such as transit oriented development, high density housing, landscape urbanism. Students develop professional practice skills on these real world projects and incorporate sustainable strategies of design as well as learning skills in advocacy, entrepreneurship, and professional readiness.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

Construction Site Induction Safety “White Card” – must be obtained in Year 1 of the program.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Students are required to purchase consumables such as paper, card, plastic, plywood, adhesives, blades, and other essential materials for assessment tasks.

3753.1Bachelor of Architectural DesignCURRENT

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