MArch II is organised around the ‘Design Thesis’.
The Design Thesis proposition should demonstrate research which underpins it in all respects, considering cultural, social, formal,
political, technological, contextual, tectonic, environmental, historical, philosophical, economic and other relevant aspects. In synthesising an
approach to these facets of the discipline, projects will proclaim architectural positions.
The main project of the ‘Design Thesis’ may be supplemented by preparatory work or a ‘primer’ project which may substantiate and help in
defining the design hypothesis or question.
A Thesis describes a reasoned argument. A research-led architectural proposition should set out a clear and cogent argument. It should
demonstrate the reasoning and evidence which support it. It should show coherence of purpose through a systematic and methodical approach.