Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Understanding the central functional, architectonic and technical  principles of the design of public buildings and societal questions related to the public buildings. Becoming familiar with the topical design concept. The theme of the lectures varies each year according the topic of Building design studio group of Autumn Studio.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 06.09.2022 - 18.10.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Pirjo Sanaksenaho, Esa Ruskeepää

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The lectures are related to building design in general and to theme of the parallel Building Design Studio ARK-E2013 specifically. The topic of the design studio varies each year. The topics and specific emphasis of the lectures will be adjusted accordingly. Due to the varying topics the lecture series may be attended more than once.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lecture attendance (min. 80%) and a learning diary (pass/fail).

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures and a reflective lecture diary = 80 h (3 cr)

    • Lectures and reflection = 24 h
    • Lecture diary = 56 h


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I
    2023-2024 Autumn I

    Enrollment :

    Registration for courses: Sisu. Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture,

Details on the schedule
  • applies in this implementation