Architecture Studio 202 (BDES2020)


Architecture Studio 202 requires the design of a moderately complex building in an urban context. Students develop an increased awareness of the broader social, cultural and environmental consequences of architectural decisions. The design process that is fostered explores the creative tension between intuition and prescription, using accumulative techniques that are intended to elicit unexpected solutions. Participatory and collaborative work processes are promoted and students are required to sensitively and imaginatively negotiate between the internal logic of the design approach and urban strategies. They become increasingly attentive to the complexities of architectural design, from the interpretation of programmatic requirements in respect to the opportunities and limitations of particular site conditions to the spatial and tectonic implications of design decisions.

Further unit of study information


Lecture and studio contact, plus self-directed preparation and assignments, for a minimum total student commitment averaging 9 hours per week.


Minor Project (30%), Major Project (50%), Portfolio (20%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


BDES2010 or DESA2001





Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.