AAR4951 - Design Management


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 100/100 ALLE

Course content

The design process is the basis for an optimal construction process and an end-product according to the requirements of the client and the society. Good and relevant process leadership forms the basis for the best use of the resources and the best architecture. The course will give an introduction to design management, decision making, coordination and planning related to requirements from the site, the production, clients and public authorities. Available "tools", concept options and optimizing costs and technology as well as design management related to various contract types will be emphasized.

Learning outcome

Knowledge The candidate should have knowledge of: - The building design process and its place in the overall construction process. - What the design processes products are and what constitutes value in them - The various actors involved and their roles and responsibilities - Different implementation models for construction projects and the implications for the design. - The building design process as a production system and management of it - The complexity of modern building projects and the need for interdisciplinarity and interface management - Management of the building design process. Skills The candidate should be able to: - Apply the knowledge in a real life building design processes. General knowledge The candidate must: - Understand the importance of professional management of the design process. - Understand the importance of framework factors such as cost, time and quality. - Understand the design process’ impact in relation to the building‘s suitability for its purpose.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises and hands-on examples in cooperation with representatives from the construction industry in Norway. The exercises will be related to current projects.

Compulsory assignments

  • Written assignment

Further on evaluation

You can register for a re-schedules exam in the next exam period

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

Completed three years basic courses in architecture, bachelor in architecture or equivalent.

Course materials

Textbook, lecture notes and project/case documents.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 7

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Architecture
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Architecture and Planning



Examination arrangement: Work

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Summer UTS work 100/100 ALLE
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD work 100/100 ALLE
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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