LACH5511 Independent Dissertation by Design Part 2

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 the unit in either semester 1 or semester 2. 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) develop a coherent landscape architectural project brief; (2) demonstrate 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: design 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, LACH4424 Design Studio - Complexities
LACH4506 Research Methodologies: New Directions in Landscape Architecture.
Contact hours
up to 1 hour per week (on average)
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