BLDG 3001 Building Design Process

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 301087

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Description Building design is an iterative process. In this unit students will gain experience in generating design proposals and responding to simulated client and stakeholder feedback. Holistic designsolutions that address economic, environmental and social issues (triple bottom line assessment) will be generated for realistic building projects.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Pre-requisite(s) BLDG 3007

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Respond to a design brief for a building project with a series of potential building design solutions
  2. Review and evaluate the appropriateness of several different solutions to the building design problem
  3. Make the case for a particular preferred solution and explain the benefits of that solution
  4. Reflect on feedback relating to the proposed design and make suitable changes in response
  5. Illustrate the building design through a fully rendered 3D CAD model

Subject Content

Mixed residential and commercial building projects less than 25m high
Underground car parking and access
Design solution evaluation
Responding to stakeholder feedback


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Preliminary sketch building design 3D CAD model 30 N Individual
Statement of design purpose 1,500 words 20 N Individual
Fully developed building design responding to feedback (3D CAD model and 2D drawings) 3D CAD model and 2D drawings 50 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 2

Penrith (Kingswood)


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Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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