ARCT3000 Architecture Studio 3

12 points
(see Timetable)
(see Summer Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Summer teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Summer teaching periodAthensFace to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Architecture B major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Design and Creative Arts
  • Category B broadening unit for students
This unit builds upon earlier architectural design units by exposing students to programs of greater technical, programmatic and conceptual complexity. Students demonstrate their capacity to synthesise the various fields of study towards the development of a comprehensive and convincing architectural design proposition. Studio programs require design at a detailed level in projects of intermediate complexity (e.g. a school, museum or library). Emphasis is placed on the integration of theoretical concepts and building construction, both of which are introduced elsewhere in the course, and there is an introduction to both the regulatory framework that controls building projects, and an emphasis upon the understanding of contemporary architectural discourse through both study of theoretical texts and architectural case studies.
Students are able to (1) analyse site, statutory and constructional requirements; (2) architecturally design constructions of moderate complexity through conceptual development, schematic and developed design stages; (3) develop familiarity with and understanding of contemporary architectural discourse and terminology; (4) develop substantial competence in technical development of architectural projects; and (5) understand social and ethical responsibilities impacting upon production of architecture.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) interim submissions and (2) a folio of final drawings and process work. Students must pass the final folio component to pass the unit. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the a folio of final drawings and process work. Students must pass the final folio component to pass the unit component.

Supplementary assessment is available in this unit for those students who obtain a mark of at least 45 overall provided they have also obtained a mark of at least 45 in a specified component of the unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Fernando Jerez
Unit rules
ARCT2000 Architecture Studio 2, ARLA2001 Future Making Studio
former units IDES2000 Integrated Design Studio 2—Making
IDES2040 Future Making, ARCT2010 Parallel Modernities in Architecture; ARCT2030 Materials and Small Constructions; ARCT2050 Environmental Design.
Contact hours
studio: at least 6 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1 :
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  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.