ARCH1003 Structure in Architecture









Course Code ARCH1003  
Course Title Structure in Architecture  
Class Date 16, 17, 18, 19, 22 and 23 July 2024

(24 July 2024 is reserved for class make-up in case there is any cancellation of classes due to bad weather or other unexpected factors.)

(25 July 2024 is reserved for class assessment.)

Class Time 9:00am – 11:30am
Class Location TBC
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%)

  The above course information is subject to change and approval.
  Last updated on 28 February 2024