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CIVL4860: Architectural to Structural Design

CIVL4860 is a core final year unit for BE/BDesArch students aimed at enhancing students' skills in bridging between the architectural and engineering disciplines. The Unit will have a particular focus on developing strategies for how best to resolve the frequently conflicting interests and preferred concept solutions for addressing architectural and structural requirements for a building with given functions. Students will work on developing final building designs from scratch from project briefs. Architectural and structural designs will be detailed in presentations and reports.

Code CIVL4860
Academic unit Civil Engineering
Credit points 6
(CIVL3235 or CIVL3811) and BDES3026

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. translate conceptual notions into spatio-material qualities within the design in order to meet the needs of the users and intensify the experience of architecture
  • LO2. formulate and solve structural design problems
  • LO3. prepare documentation to communicate results of design tasks (appropriate for architectural and engineering practice)
  • LO4. inform action through knowledge of natural systems, built environments and the relationship between urban contexts and architectural design
  • LO5. refine strategies of architectural integration by demonstrating the ability to think through a project conceptually, addressing multiple parameters across the discipline and investigating concerns that allow a variety of possible solutions
  • LO6. manage and contribute to successful completion of team-based architectural and structural projects.