Impact Of Architectural Design Studio Provision On Students’ Creativity: An Initial Findings


The role of the architecture design studio is fundamental in architectural education, where both students and educators are using it as a learning and teaching space to explore and entice the architecture students’ design creativity and construction technical knowledge in developing decent architectural design outputs. Though there are assumptions by some individuals that a physically enhanced and beautiful studio facilities will influenced positivities, instead this research is focussing in investigating the actual contributing factors that could actually assist us in understanding attributes of a good architectural design studio that could preparing students to be more creative therefore producing better and great architectural designs. A set of questionnaire adopting the five-scale Likert Scale, a direct observation, and open-ended interviews were the data collection strategies used to measure the responses of 35 second-year architecture students at the School of Housing, Building, and Planning (HBP), Universiti Sains Malaysia regarding their thoughts of their own studio, and also the grades they achieved were checked. Initially, findings show that the current state of the HBP’s design studio (located in a building built in 1973) did not really affecting the students’ grades negatively as their range of grading achieved were between an A, A-, B+, and the B’s. This study also found that many of the students are satisfied with the current existing state of the architecture design studio provided at HBP, however, continuous maintenance and improvement of its general facilities is encouraged, perhaps for greater future outcomes. 

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Shah, N. S. B. N. B., Nordin*, J., Samad, M. H. A., & Hassan, K. A. K. (2017). Impact Of Architectural Design Studio Provision On Students’ Creativity: An Initial Findings. In P. A. J. Wahid, P. I. D. A. Aziz Abdul Samad, P. D. S. Sheikh Ahmad, & A. P. D. P. Pujinda (Eds.), Carving The Future Built Environment: Environmental, Economic And Social Resilience, vol 2. European Proceedings of Multidisciplinary Sciences (pp. 576-586). Future Academy.