Colour Psychology in Architecture

Full price: $134.00
Member: $100.00


Course outline
Course structure and materials
Length of course
CPD hours
Learning outcome
Competency standards

Course outline

Following on from the success of last year’s National Seminar Series, “The Application of Colour in Architecture”, Dr Marisha McAuliffe will expand on the role of colour in architecture and design, highlighting how it is used to influence behavioural response in the built environment.

The seminar will explore metamerism and the role of natural and artificial light, as well as practical application, context, perception, and physiological response to colour in architectural environments.

In this context, Marisha will address in detail the three essential considerations when working with colour in architecture and design; Who? What? Where?

AACA Competency: Design


Dr Marisha McAuliffe is a full-time academic at Queensland University of Technology (AU) and sessional Course Director at University of Cambridge’s (UK) Institute of Continuing Education. Educated in interior architecture and holding a PhD in design thinking and cognitive science, she specialises in colour theory and application in the built environment.

Course structure and materials

  • Audio-visual Flash presentation
  • Formal assessment

    Length of course

    2 hours

    Continuing professional development hours


    2 formal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.

    Learning outcome

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Discuss colour psychology in architecture and how it can be applied informally through practical application
  • Describe the core elements of physiological response to colour in architecture
  • Access colour psychology in the built environment
  • Apply a simple colour analysis in a built environment setting
  • Identify the role of natural and artificial light in the context of colour psychology and design
  • Apply colour in an informed approach, that considers perceptual response in built environment projects
  • Demonstrate to clients the basic elements of colour psychology and application in architecture and design

    National Competency Standards in Architecture



    Full Price $134.00
    Member $100.00
    Practice Membership / A+ $91.00
    Graduate Member $91.00
    SONA Member (student) $51.00

    Pricing is inclusive of GST.

    Published on: 13/12/2016

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