2023 Architectural Planning I

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Architecture and Building Engineering
Saio Naoko 
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Course description and aims

To learn basic and practical methods in architectural planning and design of public facilities.

Student learning outcomes

To acquire basic skills for architectural planning and design of public facilities.

Course taught by instructors with work experience

Applicable How instructors' work experience benefits the course
Lectures are designed based on my experiences as planner of School plan for children, University campus plan, Town-development (Machizukuri) plan.


Architectural planning, School architecture, Hospital architecture, Library, Office building, Theatre, Museum, Welfare facilities

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow


Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Guidance University Campus Planning
Class 2 Hospital Hospital
Class 3 School Architecture School Architecture
Class 4 Library Library
Class 5 Theatre, Museum Theatre, Museum
Class 6 Office building Office building
Class 7 Complex, Welfare facility Complex, Welfare facility
Class 8 Examination

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.



Reference books, course materials, etc.

Books and references are introduced during class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Learning achievement is evaluated by reports and a final exam.

Related courses

  • ARC.P201 : Introduction to Architectural Planning
  • ARC.P301 : Architectural Planning II
  • ARC.P203 : Exercise in Architectural Planning
  • ARC.A202 : Architectural Design and Drawing II

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

" Introduction to Architectural Planning"

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