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CONS5707 – Scoping and Preliminary Design 1

Module code
Module title
Scoping and Preliminary Design 1
The aim of this course is to develop the knowledge and skills to develop a preliminary architectural design for a small building project
  • NZ2416
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
- Establish client, site, and regulatory requirements for a small building project.
- Produce a preliminary architectural design from a construction brief for a small building project.
- Client requirements: client – limitations, preferences, space and spatial relationships, budget, sustainability, schedule of requirements.
- Site opportunities and constraints: site – physical requirements/constraints – services, access, geotechnical, weather, topography, Land Information Memorandum.
- Construction project brief: include client, site, regulatory requirements and constraints – including time, indicative cost, qualities.
- Development and presentation of a preliminary architectural design: environmental issues, cost estimates.
- Design proposal function and appearance.
- Range of sketches clearly depicts information of relevance. Information clearly presented in accordance with design brief and concept plan.
Assessment Criteria
Assessment in this course employs an achievement-based grading scheme. Aakonga will be advised of all matters relating to summative assessment prior to the start of the course.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Learning and teaching activities will employ a range of elements drawn from approved methods to align with the context of the learning (delivery mode, regional specific requirement, etc.) and any particular needs of the group of aakonga.
Learning and Teaching Resource
All required and recommended resources are advised to aakonga via course outlines.

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