Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Design consultancy 2 (EN)

Danish title
Arkitektprojektering 2 (EN)
Study programme
Architectural Technology and Construction Management
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor Programme
4. semester
Duration of the subject/module
1 semester
Programme elements
Start time
Håndværkergården, København N
Prinsesse Charlottes Gade 36, København N
Subject number
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Claudio Spaziani Testa
  • Purpose

    Design Consultancy introduces the students to the architectonic design of a mandatory spatial task, thereby enabling them to solve individual architectural tasks as a conceptual design in collaboration with architects.

    The elective encourages students throughout the course to develop a common understanding of the developed environment and the architectonic issues in the broadest sense. The students learn and apply a common terminology to describe and discuss spatial and architectonic conditions. The preparation of individual projects is central to the teaching and is supplemented with lectures, excursions and exercises.

    In addition to the project, the students are introduced to digital sketching and presentation tools. Design Consultancy furthermore contains an introduction to the history of architecture as well as architectural understanding.


    The student has acquired knowledge of the following:
    - Architecture
    The ability to understand the following practice, theory and method:
    - Analyse and understand a design based on knowledge of architectonic ideas.
    The ability to reflect on the following:
    - Relations between a given design and historical, cultural and natural contexts.
    - Architectural history/style.
    - Architectural understanding; insight into and understanding of the integrating character of architecture with respect to the involvement of human relationships, symbolic values, identity and experienced values in relation to the semester assignment.
    - The whole and parts; understanding of the compliance with the selected architectonic form and its detailing.
    - Consistency between space, size and function.


    The student has acquired the skills to apply the following methods and tools:
    - Sketching, visualisation and presentation using digital tools.
    - Sketching tools (model and communicative sketches) for clarification of simple, spatial conditions.
    The skills to master the following:
    - Prepare a conceptual design for a simple, spatial context.
    - Technical terminology promoting a reflective and discursive working method.
    The ability to assess the following types of problems:
    - The static system and climatic conditions in relation to the architecture of the building.
    The ability to propose solutions within the following areas and justify them:
    - Choose specific solutions to functional and technical problems by carrying out analyses.
    The ability to communicate the following issues:
    - Project issues in relation to design, function and construction.


    The student has acquired the competencies to handle the following complex situations:
    - Place and identify the building functions in a logical context.
    Independently participate in:
    - A design team's development of simple architectural projects.
    - Assume responsibility within the following areas:
    - Construction and planning.
    - Identify own learning needs and develop new knowledge, skills and competencies:
    - Seek solutions to architectonic problems through own literature studies and own measuring and surveys.

  • Type of instruction and practical application of learning objectives
    The teaching is based on the understanding that learning is most efficient if students are given the opportunity to work with real-life assignments from, or inspired by, companies in relevant industries.
    When choosing a project, the possibility of incorporating the academic and professional challenges throughout the semester into the project must be taken into account.
    The students are given the opportunity to be involved in the various project phases, from preliminary analysis to realisation of the project. In connection with the project work, the students are faced with real-life problems to be solved based on the given theory, and are to organise the work in such a way that deadlines can be met. The students are furthermore provided with the necessary qualifications to work independently, thereby preparing them to complete the final project as an individual assignment.
    This working method allows the students to gain an understanding of how problems are identified and analysed, how solution models are set up, and how the right solution is adopted.
  • Exam

    The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)

    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested standalone
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    Written group project with oral presentation
    Individual exam or group exam
    Exam languages
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Internal censure
hours of teaching
hours of preparation
The figure shows the extent of workload related to the subject divided into different study activities.

In the subject Design consultancy 2 (EN) you will receive 82 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 109 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 30% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: internal lecturers, project work, group work.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: group work, project work, study group.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances