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Architectural Building Programming 7.5 credits

Arkitektoniskt byggnadsprogram
Second cycle, F7008B
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Subject group (SCB)

Entry requirements

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim

The goal of the course is to understand, manage and discuss complex concepts used in the early stages of construction process, along with having an understanding of the architect's creative work.

 Knowledge about

  • Process and methodology to analyze the client's and society's desires and requirements, and then implement a local program and a design proposal that meets the requirements.

 Understanding of

  • Program Work for complex construction projects.
  • The possibilities and limitations of the architect, architecture and technology, and their role in society.

Skill and ability to

  • Analyze the site's opportunities based on proposed business needs.
  • Present a local program for complex buildings.
  • Architecturally design and develop a conceptual sketch for a building according to the local program.
  • Develop a system document for a building.
  • Use Building Information Model (BIM)


The course applies the aggregated content of the previous courses undertaken by the students, into a real-world project. The project work pertains to complex buildings containing several functions that provide different requirements for building design.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.

The course consists of lectures, exercises and an iterative project work, running through the entire course, with accompanying assignment seminars (oral and written). The course is conducted via project work. Both works are to be presented orally and in writing.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.

Written and oral presentation in groups and individually during assignment seminars and continuously at studio consultation. Compulsory attendance at seminars and presentation sessions.

Josefina Nordmark

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2021 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Arkitektens handbok 2020, Författare: Bodin Anders, Hidemark Jacob, Stintzing Martin, Nyström Sven
Studentlitteratur 2020. ISBN: 9789144137964

”Bostadens omätbara värden” Nylander Ola, Forshed Kjell
HSB, 2011

"Arkitekt 2.0", Eringstam Jenny, Sandahl Nina
Svensk Byggtjänst 2018
Tryckta bokens ISBN: 9789173339155, E-bokens ISBN: 9789173339162

Additional literature may apply

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0006Assignment report, individualG U 3 4 54.00MandatoryA13
0008Project work, groupG U 3 4 53.50MandatoryA21

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by Eva Gunneriusson 14 Mar 2012

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 17 Feb 2021