ARCH1024 Australian Architecture
Modern Short Essay (15%)
What were the expressionist tendencies of the Griffins and how was this reflected in their design for the
Capitol Theatre OR Newman College? (select 1 to discuss)
This assessment activity is to be completed individually and requires you to produce a short 500-word essay
that addresses the topic below. The essay is allocated 15% of the final result.
You are required to illustrate your research through drawings specifically produced for the essay (sketches,
diagrams, re-elaboration of original drawings/images, etc.) as well as, when possible, personal photographs.
In addition to these, you are also required to use images and general illustrative material from archive and
bibliographic references. These must be labelled and referenced where required.
You are expected to refer to bibliographic support material and appropriately make use of the process of
footnoting, in addition to the production of a general reference bibliography (refer to suggested readings
below). Essays must be proofread and spell checked. Marks will be deducted for poor grammar and spelling.
Submission Time & Date: Essays must be submitted DIGITALLY on the Canvas in the ‘TURNITIN’ folder for
your tutorial located in the ‘Assignments’ tab by the date specified on the schedule and prior to the
commencement of your tutorial on that date. For example, if your assigned tutorial runs from 2-3pm, your
essay must be submitted prior to 2pm on the submission date. For more info on TURNIT IN, see -
You must include your full name, student number, tutors name, and tutorial time on the
• Kenneth Frampton, Modern Architecture: A Critical History, Part 11, ‘The Glass Chain: European
architectural Expressionism 1910 – 25’, Thames and Hudson, London. 2007.
• James Weirick, ‘The Griffins and Modernism’, Transition: Discourse on Architecture, No. 24, Autumn,
1988, pp.5-13 (Week 5 reading).
• Jeff Turnbull and Peter Navaretti, The Griffins in Australia and India: The complete works and projects
of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin, Miegunyah Press, Melbourne, 1998.
You will be assessed on the following:
• Framing, testing & developing an argument that addresses the assignment question;
• Presenting the argument in a clear, cohesive & structured manner;
• Using an appropriate and broad range of reference material
• Using or producing relevant images, diagrams & analytical drawings;
• Appropriate footnoting & referencing.
I declare that in submitting all work for this assessment I have read, understood and agree to the content and
expectations of the Assessment declaration (Links to an external site.).
Late Submission and Special consideration:
If you are unable to complete your assessable work by the due date, and you are seeking an extension of up
to 7 calendar days, you need to apply to the Course Coordinator before the due date.
If you are seeking an extension of longer than 7 calendar days you need to apply to the University for Special
If you are unsure which application to make, please discuss with your Course Coordinator or Program
Late submission or presentation of assessable work will be penalised as follows:
-Complete work submitted 1 to 7 days late will incur a penalty of 5% per day on your final mark
-Partial or incomplete work submitted 1 to 7 days late will incur a penalty of 5% per day on your final mark for
the entire assessable work
-Work submitted after day 7 will be awarded an NN grade and 0% mark
-Weekends and holiday periods are included in the calculation of the late penalty.
-Where a due date includes a specific time for submission or presentation, submissions after that time on the
due date incur a 5% penalty.