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URBD5806 Urban Design Capstone Studio

12 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1OnlineOnline timetabled
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2OnlineOnline timetabled
The Urban Design Capstone Studio focuses on a major real-world urban project selected in conjunction with the Australian Urban Design Research Centre's state government partners: The Western Australian Planning Commission, The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage, the Department of Communities and DevelopmentWA. Students conduct a systematic analysis of the site and project brief and develop compelling yet feasible proposals for the selected site's development. At selected points during the studio, students have the opportunity to present to a review panel comprising representatives from the urban design profession, state government and the academy. The end product of this Capstone Studio is a design folio communicating the student's proficiency in all aspects of the urban design process.
Students are able to (1) develop an appreciation of the factors influencing the morphology and program of an urban precinct; (2) integrate these factors in order to develop design concepts for the redevelopment of an urban precinct; (3) test urban design concepts against defined criteria; (4) refine urban design concepts; and (5) document an urban design proposal for project clients and stakeholders.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) combination of exercises submitted throughout the teaching period and (2) final folio submission. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Rob Cameron
Unit rules
Completion of 48 points in the Master of Urban Design including URBD5804 Urban Design Studio 1 and URBD5802 Urban Design Studio 2
Contact hours
Up to 6 hours per week of lectures and workshops
  • 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.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.