The Graduation Studio is the culminating architectural design studio of the Master of Architecture degree. It affords students the opportunity to establish an individual position in respect to current architectural thinking and practice in response to a studio brief selected from one or more options. Within the conceptual and programmatic framework of the studio, students will develop individual research approaches appropriate for their agenda and advance their skills in critical evaluation, independent decision-making and communication through ongoing consulation with project tutors, consultants, and each other. They are expected to produce thoroughly investigated, well-resolved and technically adept architectural projects that make a solid contribution to knowledge in their field and deliver significant benefits.
Lecture and studio contact (technical consultants and demonstrations as required), plus self-directed preparation and assignments, for a minimum total student commitment averaging 24 hours per week.
Preliminary Research and Design Development (30%); Final Design Project (40%); Portfolio (30%).
Students may incur materials costs in this unit.
MARC4001 and MARC4002 and MARC4003Prohibitions
ARCH5201 or MARF5201