How Soon is Now: Architectural Urbanism

Full price: $67.00
Member: $50.00


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

Course outline

From the National Architecture Conference 2016: How Soon is Now

What is permanent, and what is the real lifecycle of a building? Nazrine Seraji discusses Design as Agency - architecture as a living agent using historical examples and her own projects to critically review the many approaches to urban planning from small towns to super cities and explores the relationship between public realm amenity and built form that is necessary for sustainable urbanism.

AACA Competency: Design

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Nasrine Seraji – Atelier Seraji Architects and Associates

After studying at the Architectural Association and practising in London, Nasrine Seraji moved to Paris and, in 1989, established Atelier Seraji Architectes et Associés. Nasrine has completed several notable buildings, including the award-winning Temporary American Centre in Paris, apartment buildings in Vienna, student housing in Paris and an extension to the School of Architecture in Lille.

Nasrine has received one of the highest honours in France, the Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur, as well as Chevalier des Arts et des Letters and Chevalier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite. In 2011, she was awarded the Medaille d’Argent by the French Academy of Architecture.

Course structure and materials

  • Audio-visual Flash presentation
  • Formal assessment

    Length of course

    1 hours

    Continuing professional development hours


    1 formal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) point.

    Learning outcome

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe how Urbanism relates to the practice of architecture
  • Use Nazrine Seraji’s French examples of housing and relate these to Australian architecture
  • List similarities between French and Australian Architectural Urbanism

    National Competency Standards in Architecture



    Full price $67.00
    Member $50.00
    Practice Membership / A+ $46.00
    Graduate Member $46.00
    SONA Member (student) $25.00

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    Published on: 01/11/2017

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