ARLA1000 Design Studio—Groundings

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the Landscape Architecture; Architecture B major sequences
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Design and Creative Arts
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 1 elective
Content
This is the first design studio shared by Architecture and Landscape Architecture students. The unit is designed to develop students' conceptual and compositional abilities to an introductory level, providing the necessary skills to communicate concepts of modest complexity in tangible form. Landscape's cultural and ecological systems are investigated as the context for site-specific designs and planning strategies. Students are also introduced to significant historical examples and concepts of design, which are analysed to establish an understanding of design principles.Together the Level One units work across the very broad and the very small scales, introducing an awareness of objects within contexts and learning the means of response to and representation of these designed relationships.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate elementary competence in design strategies, theories and methods; (2) acquire a basic knowledge of spatial and technical areas of study relevant to design methodology; (3) acquire a basic awareness of design precedents and ideas as well as architectural and landscape architectural traditions as mediums of cultural and material expression; (4) acquire basic competence in the application of various graphical and modelling communication media; and (5) develop the ability to graphically and verbally communicate design propositions.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) an interim project assessment and (2) a final folio (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 final folio (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)
Christina Nicholson and Rosangela Tenorio
Unit rules
Co-requisites:
ARLA0001 School of Design Workshop Induction
Incompatibility:
IDES1000 Studio Fundamentals, LACH1000 Landscape Architecture Studio—Groundings
Contact hours
studios: up to 6 hours per week
Note
Enrolled students can access unit material via the LMS (Learning Management System).
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • 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.