Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2020 to 2021
Autumn 4 15 (7.5) MISS R Hobbs checkmark-circle


The module introduces the student to the ‘design project’ and how to interpret and analyse a brief. The project will investigate spatial concepts, and will examine various types of spatial enclosure, scale and function.


This module appears in the following module collections.

Contact hours

43 contact hours

Method of assessment

Design Project (100%)

Indicative reading

Ching, Francis.1999. Form Space and Order. London.Wiley
Farrelly, Lorraine. 2007. The Fundamentals of Architecture. Lausanne. AVA.
Khan, Lloyd (ed.). 2000. Shelter. Shelter publications.
Unwin, Simon. 2004. Analysing Architecture. Abingdon. Routledge.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

8.1 A foundational knowledge of the relationship between buildings and people and the needs and aspirations of building users
8.2 A foundational knowledge of the impact of buildings on the environment
8.3 An awareness of the potential of design
9.1 An ability to generate modest proposals using understanding of a body of knowledge
9.2 An ability to apply a modest range of communication methods and media to present design proposals clearly and effectively
9.3 An awareness of the need to take the initiative in work at university
9.4 The ability to organise time effectively


  1. Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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