Fourth year is the final year of the BSc (Hons) Architectural technology programme. It consolidates and builds upon the learning achieved in work placement focussing on collaboratation through group work in Semester 1 and individual techncial design thesis in Semester 2. Through this students are brought to a professional level of competence at graduation.
The emphasis of the Techncial Design Studio project is on the retrofitting and upgrading of existing buildings including those with a conservation heritage value. The student is introduced to best practice measures in low energy retrofitting, refurbishment works and building conservation methodologies.
The student develops technical design solutions using a broad range of media including sketches, esquisses, overlays, investigative models, manual and digital drawings and models and other analytical and explorative techniques. Students are required to communicate fully developed techncial design proposals both verbally and graphically.
Students demonstrate the ability to create performance-based technical design solutions to building problems, responding to and developing the architectural design through the application and integration of building technology and materials, structural and environmental design criteria, and building regulations, codes and standards. Student also demonstate the ability to engage with and develop underlying theoretical and scientific principles, and their ability in measurement and calculation, especially in the areas of thermal and environmental performance. On graduation students will have a capacity for independence and an ability to engage rigorously in a techncial research question.
This is a selection of the work of DT175 BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology fourth year student Ryan Dempsey:
See this website for Ryan Dempsey's BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology ePortfolio 2015-2018
Click here for more information on the TU Dublin DT175 BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology programme.