251.909 Practical Framework for Research in Architecture
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2024S, VO, 2.5h, 2.5EC


  • Semester hours: 2.5
  • Credits: 2.5
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

to plan a research project in architecture including:

  • Defining a research question for a research project in architecture. 
  • Describing an appropriate/useful methodology.
  • Organising a necessary consortium.
  • Outlining a workplan.
  • Estimate the necessary budgets and
  • Propose related funding options.
  • Create a short summary of a project (one-pager).

Subject of course

This is a course of the Modul Cultural Spaces

In this course, students are shown approaches on how to submit a research proposal, what framework conditions are necessary for this and what funding opportunities are available. During the course, students will be helped to develop their own research questions and outline a hypothetical research project.

To this end, projects from various disciplines with the corresponding approach will be presented. In addition, research funding opportunities are presented and students work on topics that could lead to a project in the region.

The subject areas of the projects can range from basic research on topics that have not yet been researched in the region, to applied projects that serve to generate a better understanding of the preservation of the World Heritage Site in the region, to projects that map the values of the cultural landscape.

As the module takes place in cooperation with the Hallstatt-Dachstein/Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape Inventory (KLASCH) research project, there are exciting opportunities to actively exchange ideas with top experts and stakeholders in the region.


Teaching methods

  • Presentations and discussion about the definition of research questions
  • Presentation and discussion about research approaches
  • Presentation of representations of funding agencies
  • Supervision for the development of a project outline

Mode of examination


Additional information


04.03.2023, 09:00 hybrid:

>>>> Seminarraum 251 

>>> Online: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/61424088966?pwd=WXZtN05odk9wc3hsUmRWckJpbUhwUT09 (just with a solid excuse in advance)

The compulsory excursion/field research for the module will take place between Tuesday, 02.04.2024 and Thursday, 11.04.2024 in the UNESCO World Heritage region Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut.



Examination modalities

•Outline of a project in form of a onepager

•Elevator Speech/3-minute pitch

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture Not specified


No lecture notes are available.

Accompanying courses

Continuative courses


if required in English