Postgraduate Course: Building Analysis (ARCH11194)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
Analysis of building fabric; research of documentary sources; principles and techniques of surveying and recording.
1. To introduce students to the techniques of recording, analysis, and supporting research.
2. To create an awareness of appropriate standards in recording and analysis
Mode of delivery:
This course combines considerable on-site instruction with supporting lectures and project seminars.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 8,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Fieldwork Hours 10,
External Visit Hours 8,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 9,
Formative Assessment Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Students are required to submit a group report, focusing in depth on the historical and archaeological aspects of a historical building (or several buildings in comparison with one another) and presentation
Learning outcomes are equally weighted.
||Formative oral feedback is given throughout the course during project seminars and at the Final Project Presentations.
After submission of coursework, written feedback and grades are given corresponding to each learning outcome.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Acquire skills for carrying out relevant historical research.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the variety of recording methods, and competence in applying them to survey and analysis of historic buildings.
- Display organisational, verbal and presentational skills specific to Building Analysis.
R.K.Morriss, The archaeology of buildings (Stroud, 2000) R Dallas (ed), Measured Survey and Building Recording (Edinburgh, 2003: Historic Scotland TCRE Guide for Practitioners 4) ICOMOS, Guide to Recording Historic Buildings (London, 1990) Graham Douglas and Ian Gray, 'Notes on surveying techniques', in Anne Riches and Geoffrey Stell (eds.) Materials and traditions in Scottish building; essays in memory of Sonia Hackett (Edinburgh, 1992). Hazel Conway and Rowan Roenisch, Understanding architecture (London, 1994).
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Ruxandra-Iulia Stoica
Tel: (0131 6)51 5746
|Course secretary||Miss Lizzie Dunn
Tel: (0131 6)51 5773