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Undergraduate Course: Architectural Design: Logistics (ARCH10025)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThe course asks students to engage with an aspect of building design and procurement relevant to the workflows experienced in the design and construction sector. Students select a theme relevant to their experience in the workplace and re-contextualise it within the framework of their own design studio work.
Course description The course requires students to take an aspect of design production and treat it as a process that can work within and enhance a complex system such as the creation of a building. Architecture Design: Logistics focuses on the management of the flows of resources between the stages of basic design and final hand-over, in order to meet the requirements of all agents involved in the processes of implementation of an architectural project. It involves a broad understanding of what constitutes resources, to include material, human and temporal aspects of production.

The course is organised around a set of themes, led by academic staff according to their specific areas of expertise. These will include statutory frameworks, building procurement, digital modelling and simulation, manufacturing processes and case study research.

Architectural Design : Logistics is taught in 3 stages:
Fundamentals: a short series of orientation classes for each thematic, providing knowledge and skills to the student in relation to the theme.
Reflection: students apply processes to a typological example that may correspond to that encountered in their practice placement.
Application: Students use their acquired knowledge to apply in relation to their studio design projects.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Architectural Design: Any Place (ARCH08006)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Printing and reprographic costs in relation to the final illustrated report.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 1, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 16, Formative Assessment Hours 2, Summative Assessment Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 78 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) You are asked to prepare towards the end of the semester an illustrated reflective report as a series of six project panels. It comprises 100% of the final mark for this course.
The assessment component addresses all the learning outcomes for this course. All learning outcomes are equally weighted in the assessment of this course. You should refer to your programme handbook for more information.
Feedback Written feedback is given to the report according to the Learning Outcome assessed. You will receive written formative feedback based on a draft of your illustrated report. You will receive summative feedback on your completed report.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a specialist theme in relation to the design and procurement of buildings.
  2. Demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of a specialist theme to enhance a design proposition.
  3. Display aptitude in communication through the production of incisive text and graphical outputs.
Reading List
The Routledge Companion for Architecture Design and Practice: Established and Emerging Trends , Mitra Kanaani (2015)
Architecture 3.0: The Disruptive Design Practice Handbook, Cliff Moser (2013)
The Reflective Practitioner, Donald Schon (1983)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Be able to demonstrate the ability to understand an aspect of design as a logistical process
Be able to situate your experience in practice within wider academic and intellectual frameworks
Be able to incorporate a diversity of themes and processes into your own design language
Keywordsspecialism,architecture,reflection,studio,procurement,professional practice
Course organiserProf Fiona McLachlan
Tel: (0131 6)50 2304
Course secretaryMrs Rosie Hall
Tel: 0131 651 5802
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