Master of Architecture Design Thesis

Information regarding studio options and balloting for students enrolled in Master of Architecture Design Thesis.

Master of Architecture Design Thesis students are offered a selection of studio options each semester.

Studio leaders will present their studio topics at the Presentation Day held on the Friday before semester.  Studio offerings will also be posted below prior to the beginning of semester, and the Studio Brochure will be published and made available to students a few days prior to the Presentation Day. The Brochure will include descriptions and a timetable.

Class allocation for Design Thesis is done by ballot. If you are enrolled in ABPL90169 Master of Architecture Design Thesis, please read the information below.

You can view studios from previous semesters in the Studio Archive.

Semester 1, 2020

Design Thesis Presentation Day will take place on Friday 28 February from 15:15-18:15 in the G06 Theatre, Elisabeth Murdoch Building.  During this day, all studio leaders will present their studios and will able be available to answer questions outside the lecture theatre immediately after their presentations.

Following the conclusion of Presentation Day, you will be required to submit your studio preferences via a ballot form. This ballot form must be completed and returned to the subject's senior tutor, Heather Mitcheltree, in person or via email at, by 17:00 on Saturday 29 February.

Please note, you are NOT guaranteed your first preferences in the nomination, so we urge you to select studios that will best suit your interests and aspirations, and to ensure that all your selected studios are offered at times you can attend.

Final studio allocations will be posted to the Design Thesis LMS page by the end of the day on Sunday 1 March. Studio teaching will commence from Monday 2 March.  Students should check the studio allocations and attend their allocated studios accordingly.

To ensure that they have access to the subject's LMS page, all students intending to ballot should make sure that they have enrolled in ABPL90169 Design Thesis at least 48 hours prior to balloting.

The following studios will be offered in Semester 1, 2020:

Semester 2, 2019

The following studios were offered in Semester 2, 2019.

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