ARCH1003 Structure in Architecture









Course Code ARCH1003  
Course Title Structure in Architecture  
Class Date 13, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 August 2022
Class Time 9:00am – 11:30am
Teaching Mode Online with live lessons

18 August Face-to-Face field trip at Hung Hom

Teacher Mr. Bruce LONNMAN
Medium of Instruction English



Course Description Introduces the role of Structure in Architecture. Through lectures, in-class activities and field trip, students gain an appreciation of the different roles that structure plays in the design of buildings. The course also explains the different roles of “architect” and “engineer” in the building design profession.
Course Content Lectures introduce concepts using examples of built works. In-class activities involve small model building projects that demonstrate structural behaviour (materials provided). Short field trip (Hong Kong) to experience a few building examples of excellent design practice that illustrate the different approaches to structure in architecture.
Learning Outcomes By the end of this course, student will:

  • Understand the educational and professional procedure for becoming a licensed architect.
  • Understand the importance of structure in building design.
  • Become familiar with a few basic structural principles such as strength, stiffness and lateral bracing.
Recommended Reading(s) / Reference(s) N/A
Course Assessment Evaluation of performance of model design and testing (80%)

Class participation (20%)

  Last updated on 2 August 2022