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BLAR13052 Spatial Design Theory and Application
Spatial Design Theory and Application
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General Information


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.


Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: BLAR11045 and BLAR12036

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 3 - 2023


Attendance Requirements

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).

Class and Assessment Overview

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Previous Student Feedback

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.

Unit Learning Outcomes

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Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes

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Textbooks and Resources

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