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11503 Architectural Practice: The Profession

6cp; 3hpw (2hr lecture,1hr tutorial formal contact)
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



This subject addresses the role of the architect in history and the present, and explores trends indicative of potential roles and challenges for future architects. The formation of the profession and ideals of professionalism are investigated, as well as the process of professional regulation through registration, insurances and so on.

This subject is also concerned with individual pathways and careers through employment within the architectural industry and so addresses traditional and emerging models of practice and their potential impact a future career. The way that alternative offices work, from office management and staff issues to built environment leadership, leadership styles, managing teams across disciplines, internal communication; and power and politics in organisations is also considered in the context of contemporary and future practice models.

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Spring session, City campus

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