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School of Architecture

Architecture Studio Presentation Workshop

Background

Design Studio is the key for every architecture student. Students spend days and nights on their projects, trying to impress their teachers and external judges during the “crit” – a presentation during which the students introduce their projects and take questions from the judges. The traditional academic presentation skills training does not fit the needs of architecture students, and language support for Design Studio presentation is not provided in the curriculum. In order to fill the gap, the ELTU and The School of Architecture decided to collaborate on tailor-made workshops dedicated to architecture students.

Approach

The ELTU teacher was invited to observe the first and second “crit” to get a better understanding of the studio presentations. Self-assessment sheets were given to students on their performance. Subsequently, two workshops were conducted to target at improving students’ visual communication presentation skills.

The first workshop consisted of 1) a lecture which highlighted the areas of improvement based on the previous two crits and 2) one-on-one sessions with the students to facilitate more personally-tailored interactions and answer more specific questions.

The second workshop aimed at helping students with any other issues they had just before the final crit. Students received specific feedback from the teacher.

Outcomes

Delivery:
– Interacting with the panel
– Time management
– Overcoming nerves
Language:
– Fluency
– Keywords,
Organization:
– Sequencing information
– Coherence and cohesion
Questions:
– Responding more to the critics
– Better preparation to face questions

Online Teaching Arrangements and Office Opening Hours

 

The University has announced that all teaching and learning activities will be conducted in online mode from 24 January 2022 until further notice. For the arrangement of ELTU classes, please contact your class teacher for details.

The ELTU General Office is open on 24 January 2022 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm and will be closed until further notice. This temporary arrangement is subject to change and will cease upon the University’s announcement of the resumption of services and operation.

For enquiries related to teaching and learning matters, please contact us at sa.eltu@cuhk.edu.hk or (852) 3943 5958. For other enquiries, please send your email to eltu-info@cuhk.edu.hk or (852) 3943 9490.