ARCT5507 Conservation Planning—Developed Research Project on Adaptive Reuse

6 points
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit provides experienced professional guidance for students to apply their practical skills in conservation planning to an individual research project involving the adaptation of significant places to suit new uses. Student research begins by studying a range of adaptive reuse projects carried out on significant buildings in Western Australia, examining the key issues involved in this kind of conservation practice, and assessing their success in conserving significance and extending the useful life of these places. This is followed by a main research project, building on a subject place for which a conservation plan has been prepared in a previous unit, to propose an appropriate adaptive reuse strategy for that place, develop it to sketch-design stage for client and planning approval, and prepare an outline scope of work with preliminary estimates of cost.
Students are able to (1) understand, identify and discuss key issues in the application of conservation principles to projects involving the adaptation of significant places for new uses and (2) apply this understanding and demonstrate a professional level of skill in the development of an individual adaptive reuse project.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) minor survey report and (2) major assignment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Ingrid van Bremen
Unit rules
ARCT5583 Introduction to Architectural Conservation (formerly ARCT5583 Heritage and Conservation)
ARCT5505 Conservation in Cultural Landscapes, Historic Towns and Urban Precincts;
ARCT5506 Conservation Planning in Practice
Contact hours
meetings with supervisors: typically 1 hour per week
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