LACH5510 Independent Dissertation by Design Part 1

12 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit is an independent design project taken over two consecutive semesters. Parts 1 and 2 must be completed to fulfil the requirements of the unit. Students can commence in either semester. Students undertake a supervised but independent design research project in which the investigation and critical design processes are formulated by the student. The project must have a theoretical and research base, provide a comprehensive exploration of a landscape design brief and demonstrate a synthesis of critical design thinking.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate the capacity to develop a coherent landscape architectural project brief; (2) demonstrate a mastery of landscape architectural design skills needed in response to the requirements set out in the project brief; (3) develop a sound theoretical basis and conceptual design, with an appropriate level of technical resolution, depending on the nature of the project; and (4) clearly and effectively communicate design ideas in a professional manner.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following way: final folio. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Christopher Vernon
Unit rules
LACH4422 Design Studio—Making (formerly LACH4422 Design Studio/Technology: Methods and Materials), LACH4424 Design Studio—Complexity (formerly LACH4424 Professional Design Studio)
LACH4506 Research Methodologies: New Directions in Landscape Architecture
Contact hours
up to 1 hour per week (on average)
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