Building Design (Architectural)

C6097 - Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

  • Building interior design ourline #1

    Work by Eduardo Donatti on the Larder Project

  • Outside view of a building with woman and car#2

    Work by Eduardo Donatti on the Larder Project

  • Inside structure of a building #3

    Larder Project - Work by Daniel Ryvitch

  •  Inside structure of a kitchen #4

    Larder Project- Work by Daniel Ryvitch

Building Design will give you a broad base of knowledge in the architectural and construction technologies as applied to the design of buildings. This discipline equips you with knowledge and skills in both traditional and current building documentation techniques, graphic presentation, environmentally sustainable design, materials and services for buildings, building design processes, contract documentation and procedures for project administration.

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Program information

Program guide C6097: Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

Program Guide - provides full details including, program structures, entrance requirements and application information.

New units of study include:

  • Working safely in the construction industry
  • Design safe buildings for all life cycle stages including the design itself, during the construction phase and end use
  • Undertake small business planning

Find out more about this program - Frequently asked questions (PDF 69KB)

Career outlook

The building industry reflects the national economic cycle, but there has been intense building activity for a decade, with all graduates finding direct or related employment in these areas:

  • CAD presentation and documentation of buildings as architectural drafting
  • Architectural modelling and animation
  • Commercial kitchen design and planning
  • Retail planning, design and documentation
  • Project management

Student work


Adaptable Haus

End of year Building Designs exhibition for 2012.


The Castlemaine Project

"A farmer’s collective has purchased a small building in the town of Castlemaine to showcase and sample the regional produce. Profits are returned directly back to the growers. The students were assigned the task of designing a building to facilitate the farmers requirement, that will also reflect growing public awareness of sustainable farming practices and low impact produce.”

These pictures are of the students visit to the location for initial assessment of the building. They also received a guided tour to gain background knowledge of the historic town.

Read the full article on the Castlemaine Larder Design Project.


Student output

Student output and design proposals are of the highest industry expected quality

Student profiles

Student Ryan-Beadle

Ryan Beadle

Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

“I chose RMIT because of the mentor program offered in partnership with the Building Designers association of Victoria. It’s also the most established Building Design course in Victoria.

I was so excited to be a first place finalist in the Building Designers association of Victoria Childcare Design Competition. It was a great experience because I got to use the theory and design skills I’d learnt. I also got to meet some really great industry people.

My goal is to develop a high end design and construction company that will tackle the problem of urban sprawl.”

student Sam Wang

Sam Wang

Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

“I chose Building Design as a pathway to Architecture. I wanted to learn all the practical aspects of being a building designer, the design theories and the practical experience of working on industry projects. This program gets you industry ready by the time you finish the course.”

International opportunities

Staff from the program team have been exploring opportunities in America, Europe and Asia for student tours, student exchange, or student collaborative project opportunities. We endeavour to see such international activity take place from 2013.

Working with industry

The program is heavily linked with industry, with strong support, recognition and compliance with the BDAV. Throughout their study, students work on industry-led real-life project briefs, and also have several opportunities to enter industry-led competitions. End of year graduate exhibitions for industry review, and mentorship / work placements are just an example of the further activities the program is looking towards introducing to enhance the student experience.


Students work in dedicated studios and computer laboratories in RMIT Building 94, 23 – 27 Cardigan Street. Specialist CAD studios, Digital Design studios, and Building Information Modelling studios are the main working space for our students.

students in a classroom


Rosetta Di Giangregorio - Program Director
Lisa Mee – Teacher
Nino Lucci - Teacher
Nick Peraic – Teacher
Nicholas Rischitelli – Teacher
Andrew Rodda – Teacher
Peter Schenkel – Teacher
David Anderson – Teacher
Grace Leone - Teacher

Contact us

Program enquiries

School of Architecture and Design

GPO Box 2476
Melbourne 3001

Phone: +61 (03) 9925 4819
Fax: +61 (03) 9925 4826

General enquiries

Speak to our staff about programs, applications, pathways and important dates at: RMIT Info Corner

330 Swanston Street (cnr La Trobe Street)
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel. +61 3 9925 2260

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