This unit specifies the outcomes required to apply the theories and principles of design to the design of buildings. It must be applied to both residential buildings (Building Code of Australia (BCA) Classes 1 and 10) and commercial buildings (BCA Classes 2 to 9), of Type B construction. It requires the ability to research, analyse and evaluate information on the history and elements of architecture and their influence on current practice. It includes developing a design response, which meets the requirements of a project brief, and communicating a final design solution to relevant stakeholders.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication. However, this unit forms part of a minimum qualification requirement for registration with the Victorian Building Authority as a building designer (architectural).