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This unit provides a direct focus on spatial design theories and assessment tasks incorporating relevant spatial design activities. This will enable the development of independent thinking to inform the creative design skills that are essential to the building design profession. Theories of Environmental Perception, Environmental Psychology and Environment Behaviour Studies (EBS) are included in some depth; as are matters of human comfort and spatial design to facilitate climatic design strategies. Spatial design for effective circulation, disabled access and emergency egress is also covered. Teamwork is included to enable the exercise of critical judgement in collaborative team activities. You will develop initiative and accept responsibility in your creative design role tasks to address these spatial needs in residential, community, commercial and industrial buildings.
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
Prerequisites: BLAR11045 and BLAR12036
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Offerings For Term 3 - 2023
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses
Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.
Feedback from Unit Evaluation Survey
Students found the teamwork assignment and collaboration parts of the project interesting, regardless of the challenges associated with the timing of the assessment (Christmas and holiday period) and technology (interactions with teammates via online meetings and file sharing platforms).
We continue to include teamwork tasks and explore strategies to enhance students' teamwork experiences.