Faculty: Architecture, Design & Planning

Department: Architecture

Unit coordinator: Dr Sean Anderson

Architecture Studio 101 (BDES1010)


Architecture Studio 101 introduces students to the skills and knowledge required to produce creative, innovative and appropriate solutions to architectural problems. It seeks to develop the architectural imagination as a dialogue between poetic thought and pragmatic material circumstance, nurturing the capacity to move back and forth between conceptual, intuitive levels of reference and the precise skills required for credible technical resolution. It expands students' vocabulary of architecture through study of relevant precedents and examination of techniques for spatial organization. Students develop a preliminary understanding of contemporary architectural theory and deploy a range of architectural representation techniques.

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

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

HSC Mathematics and HSC English Standard



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.

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BDES1010: Architecture Studio 101

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