Course Information Undergraduate prospectus

Introducing Architecture and Landscape Practice 2

Course summary

Course code: ARCT1068
Level: 5
Credits: 15
School: Architecture, Computing and Hums
Department: Architecture and Landscape
Course Coordinator(s): Anthony Clelford


Introduction and rationale

This new 15 credit course replaces the first half of an existing 30 credit course, ARCT1066 which currently addresses issues of both professionalism and professional practice as well as issues of materials and technology. This course addresses half of that subject matter: another course is being introduced to address the technological issues.

In addition, this course will be taught to both Architecture and Landscape Architecture students, addressing issues of common concern to design professionals in the construction and environmental design fields.

Pre and co requisites

Successfully passing all level 4 courses.


The practice of architecture and landscape architecture has changed dramatically over the last half century. Our students will practice in a world where old certainties no longer apply.
The aim of this course is to introduce students of architecture and landscape architecture to the practices, procedures, pressures and processes of professional architecture and landscape design consultants in the 21st century.
The course will do this through lectures, seminars and by showing students how design projects are briefed, designed, procured and delivered.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course students will have an appreciation of:

1. The changing concept of professionalism in the 21st century as it applies to design professionals
2. The responsibilities and professional duties of architects and landscape architects
3. The roles, views and values of the different project stakeholders, including client, consultants, contractors, subcontractors and users.
4. The different procurement routes commonly used in design and construction and typical contractual relationships and documentation

5. The legislative framework within which architects and landscape architects operate.

Indicative content

• A study of the procurement and delivery of exemplar projects
• A visit to a contemporary project
• Presentations from practitioners

Teaching and learning activity

• The course is organised as a series of lectures, seminars and visits. It is the intention to start with intensive lectures leading to group work (such as seminars) and then to individual work.


Methods of SUMMATIVE Assessment Individual Submission
Outcome(s) assessed by summative assessment: 1-4
Weighting % 75
Pass Mark 40
Word Length 1500 - 2000
Outline Details:Draft Report
Nature of FORMATIVE assessment supporting student learning:Feedback sessions with course coordinator.

Methods of SUMMATIVE Assessment Group Presentation
Outcome(s) assessed by summative assessment: 1-4.
Weighting % 25
Pass Mark 40
Word Length N/A
Nature of FORMATIVE assessment supporting student learning:Feedback sessions with course coordinator.