Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Architecture

Code Name Level Year Semester
ARC 234 Architectural Design III Undergraduate 2 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 7 2 + 4 183

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Emina Zejnilović, Assist. Prof. Dr. Emina Zejnilovic Emina Zejnilović, Assist. Prof. Dr.
[email protected] [email protected] no email

This course will introduce students to the fundamental concepts required for the design and drafting of public building by working through the steps required for an office building project. Students will work individually and collaboratively with the lecturers to put disciplinary knowledge and expertise into practice through a specific project. Lectures will introduce a broad range of issues including design process, human factors, context, site, environment, culture, diversity, accessibility, technologies, materiality, office standards etc. Project assignment will break the design process into a series of steps that are authentic activities of architectural practice. At each step of the way, there will be an introduction to relevant information related to standards and technicalities of public building design, separation of public and private spaces, as well as standards for office space planning, and underground garage.

•Give students fundamental knowledge about the concept and application of design principles into built environment.
•Provide information related to spatial organization and configuration.
•Provide information about the importance, logic and purpose of environmental, functional, etc. factors influencing design.
•Exercise translation of brand and functional requirements into architectural form
•Develop and demonstrate graphic two and three-dimensional presentation skills;

  1. • Introduction ( Syllabus review; course content, requirements, policies; teaching methods) Site Analysis/Site Plan
  2. • Underground Garage & Ramps The Office Shell – Introduction
  3. • Office Core Core Size & Location Main Circulation - Standards
  4. • Office Shell Grids & Partitions Office Layout & Landscape – Diagrams
  5. • Office Layout /Open Plan Layout Space Standards
  6. • Space Standards
  7. • The office environment Integrated services for office buildings
  8. • Design Solutions – Floor Plans/ Examples from Practice
  9. • Design Solutions – Floor Plans/ Examples from Practice
  10. • Design Solutions – Floor Plans/ Examples from Practice
  11. • Technical Drawing Description
  12. • Communicating Design Presentational Techniques
  13. • Communicating Design Presentational Techniques
  14. • Final Review


    • Interactive Lectures
    • Practical Sessions
    • Excersises
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Midterm Exam(s)120
    Class Deliverables130
    Final Exam150
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
    • • Identify the issues, objectives, and constraints related to office building design.
    • • Generate a fundamental set of skills and strategies for addressing these specific design issues.
    • • Respond to natural and built site characteristics in the development of a program and the design of an administrative building
    • • Translate basic program requirements into spatial strategies and design deliverables;
    • • Develop confidence with graphic and verbal communication and presentation skills;
    • Brcic, D., & Sostaric, M. (2012). Parkiranje i Garaze. Zagreb: Sveuciliste u Zagrebu, Fakultet Prometnih Znanosti.
    • C.DENOUDEN, & STEEMERS, T. (1992). BUILDING 2000 Office Buildings, Public Buildings,Hotels and Holiday Complexes. SPRINGER-SCIENCE+BUSINESS MEDIA, B.V.
    • DAAB. (n.d.). Office Design.
    • Duffy, F., Cave, C., & Worthington, J. (1984). Planning Office Space. London: The Architectural Press Ltd.
    • Mayse, V. (n.d.). Office and Work Spaces.
    • Montes, C. (n.d.). New Offices.
    • Pickard, Q. (2002). The Architects’ Handbook. Garsington: Blackwell Science Ltd,.

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)13030
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)14040
    Midterm Examination (1 week)224
    Final Examination(1 week)224
    Preparation for Midterm Examination11515
    Preparation for Final Examination15050
    Assignment / Homework/ Project14040
    Seminar / Presentation 0
    Total Workload: 183
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 7