15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This is a core module for 5th Year MArch students and MArch Collaborative Practice students. Students work in Live Project groups with a range of clients including local community groups, charities, health organisations and regional authorities. Live Projects include design/build, master planning, building feasibility studies, sustainability strategies, online resources and participation toolkits. In every case, the project is real, happening in real time with real people. Specific projects vary on an annual basis, but are chosen to develop students┐ skills in design, team building, briefing, client liaison, community engagement and project management. The projects in these modules are entirely group based, with students working mostly in teams of 13-15 people. The Y5 Live Project module is closely integrated with the Management, Practice and Law Y5 module ARC555.

Staff Contact: BROWN SAM
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Project/ portfolio

Notes: This module, forming part of the BA (Hons) degree course in Architectural Studies, is recognised and approved by the Royal Institute of British Architects for exemption from Part 2 of the RIBA Examination in Architecture.

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