Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Architecture

Code Name Level Year Semester
ARC 354 Architectural Design V Undergraduate 3 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 5 2 + 4 124 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Erna Husukić, Assist. Prof. Dr. Erna Husukic Erna Husukić, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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This course provide a platform for considering the domain of planning and designing educational buildings. It addresses the formal and conceptual issues of space programming based on specific needs of users. Students will be required to meet current design and functional needs of the design program as well to respect code requirements. The course presents comprehensive architectural project that demonstrate architectural knowledge and skills. It deals with a unique thematic and shows the importance of architect cooperation with all parties (educators etc.) to create a tailored solution.

• Give students insight of how design process mediates the formation of the design project through consideration of various factors
• Explore design abilities based on understanding of the building function
• To understand the role of applied research in determining function, form, and systems and their
impact on human conditions and behavior
• To learn the ability to design in order to provide independent and integrated use by individuals
• To develop critical reasoning, thinking and communication skills

  1. Introduction
  2. Building for Education. Historical Paradigms.
  3. Educational System. Schools in Community
  4. Educational System. Schools in Community
  5. School Typology. Nursery schools and classes. Primary schools. Middle schools. Secondary schools
  6. Requirements of School Design
  7. Requirements of School Design
  8. Midterm
  9. Spatial Configuration
  10. Site Planning. Outdoor Spaces. Recreation area Playing Field and Landscape
  11. Provision for special needs in education
  12. Detail design considerations. Anthropometrics. Furniture. Construction and environment.
  13. Acoustic Design
  14. Lighting Design
  15. Project Overview


    • Interactive Lectures
    • Practical Sessions
    • Presentation
    • Discussions and group work
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Total: 0
    Learning outcomes
    • Understand the role of exploration and dialogue in creative design process
    • Demonstrate an understanding of conceptual clarity in design
    • Increased ability to integrate architectural design with usable outdoor space and surrounding context
    • Identify the major questions and issues in the design of objects and environments for human use
    • Demonstrate an understanding of basic terms, concepts, and approaches that architects employ in designing
    • Demonstrate ability to collect, synthesis, and effectively use large amounts of project-related data
    • Communicate major ideas and issues raised by the course through effective visual, written and oral Presentations
    • Mark Dudek, Schools and Kindergartens: A Design Manual, 2007

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)15230
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)15460
    Midterm Examination (1 week)122
    Final Examination(1 week)122
    Preparation for Midterm Examination11010
    Preparation for Final Examination12020
    Assignment / Homework/ Project 0
    Seminar / Presentation 0
    Total Workload: 124
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 5