Assessment 2 Outline
Report on a Heritage Preservation Plan- Report
Weighting: 30% Submit through Turnitin Due - by 23:59, Sunday 26th September 2021
Retaining the value of a heritage asset presents certain constraints and opportunities for development. If heritage significance is fully understood, then further development could continue and strengthen the viability and use of a heritage site. Adaptation and development may in fact be inspired by and enhance heritage significance, or at least minimise negative impacts.
Students are to select a heritage building site to be used for both Assessment 2 and Assessment 3. Your selection must be approved for suitability by the lecturer prior to week 5 (Students should bring options to the tutorials for discussion).
This assessment is designed to help you gain an understanding of the processes and considerations necessary when planning to make alterations and additions to a heritage building. This assessment has three sections as listed below.
Section 1: Selection and report on a heritage building - 500 words
1. You are required to describe your selected heritage building, including:
• Building name
• Date of construction
• Period and architectural style
• Architect/s involved
• Identification of e.g. materials, alterations, additions, views, spaces manufactured/pre- fab elements, timber species, brick types, etc.
• Significant alterations and additions that have been made to date.
2. Are there any statements of significance? Is the building heritage listed under the state and/or the local council policies or a building being researched and recorded by a local historical society?
Section 2: Outline of the new work proposed to the heritage building – 500 words
1. Identify and prioritise the preservation of essential elements of this heritage building.
2. Prepare a short client brief, stating the aims, the use and the size of the proposed work.
3. Identify the problems most commonly encountered when working on design in heritage buildings
4. Preliminary indication of location, construction methods, materials and finishes, gross floor area (m2), volume of space of proposed work.
The proposal may be an extension of the current use or change of use of the property. It may be a new wing or constructing a retrofit of a portion of the internal space. New work could include a visitor’s centre, small cinema, performance space, café, bookshop, exhibition area, offices, medical clinic etc. The new use for the site must not be for residential purposes. The new work must include a new structure/addition and not just a restoration.
The new work should aim to increase the current floor space by approximately 25-35%. It may be located somewhere on the site or attached to the heritage building. This percentage may vary depending on the heritage building selected and approval by the lecturer prior to commencement.
Students need to construct an argument for emphasising the difference between old and new work rather than imitating historical styles.
Section 3: Visual information of existing building This will include:
• available plans, elevations, sections
• photographs, sketches
• maps, google map satellite images, SIX Maps
• 3-4 pages of ½ page size images with titles and description
Section 3 Example: Wollongong East Post Office images.
Rough hand sketches of a proposal showing existing and new.
Students may source information from government and professional organisations, textbooks, internet articles/pages and many other sources. You may research local council Local Environment Plans (LEPs), the NSW Government Office of Environment and Heritage.
You will be required to submit this Assessment through Turnitin. Ensure that you do not cut/paste from your sources as this will be identified in Turnitin as plagiarism. You are required to paraphrase and provide in-text references to support your discussions. Students must use Harvard WSU referencing style and provide a full reference list at the end of the assessment.
Students should aim to submit early and view the originality report. This will allow you to identify any parts of your assessment you have accidentally plagiarised. Students are encouraged to edit and resubmit before the due date!
A submission link will be available in the assessments folder in vUWS one week before the due date.
Student who submit late assessments without approval for an extension will be penalised 10% per calendar day up to 10 days. Extensions will only be considered under Special Considerations such as severe and/or grave illness, misadventure, accident, or extenuating circumstances beyond your control. Assessments that do not adhere to the word limit (+/-10%) may be returned for resubmission.
Criteria Unsatisfactory 50% Pass 50-65% Credit 65-75% Distinction 75-85% High distinction 85%
Selection and report on a heritage building
10 marks Unsatisfactory selection and/or discussion and report of a heritage building; or
Unacceptable level of accidental plagiarism Adequate selection and discussion of some appropriate facts and information pertaining to the heritage building Good discussion and report of a heritage building.
Excellent discussion and report of a heritage building
Excellent facts and information pertaining to the heritage building Outstanding discussion and report of a heritage building.
Detailed facts and accurate information about the heritage building
Outline of the new work proposed to the heritage building
10 marks Unsatisfactory discussion of a proposal. Limited and unsatisfactory information Adequate discussion of a proposal including all 4 elements from the assessment outline Good discussion of a proposal including all 4 elements from the assessment outline.
Excellent discussion of a proposal including all 4 elements from the assessment outline
Outstanding discussion of a proposal including all 4 elements from the assessment outline plus additional relevant information.
Visual information of existing building 6 marks Unsatisfactory inclusion of plans, elevations, photos, images, sketches, maps of the existing heritage building. Adequate inclusion of plans, elevations, photos, images, sketches, maps of the existing heritage building. Further architectural documentation will be required to complete the next Assessment. Good inclusion of plans, elevations, photos, images, sketches, maps of the existing heritage building.
Information is suitably researched and visual information is appropriate for progress to the next assessment. Comprehensive inclusion of plans, elevations, photos, images, sketches, maps of the existing heritage building.
Information is well researched and visual information is suitable for progress to the next assessment. Insightful reflections on the chosen role that clearly and concisely address all the suggested questions and beyond
Information is particularly well researched and visual information is of high quality.
4 marks Academic writing style and/or presentation is unacceptable
Paragraphs poorly constructed / confusing. Purpose of paragraphs difficult to determine. Paragraphs have no clear point
Non-conventional spelling, punctuation and grammar interfere with meaning Academic writing style and presentation generally acceptable
Paragraphs adequately constructed. Topic sentence to indicate purpose of paragraph sometimes missing and contents of paragraph sometimes relate remotely to the topic
Frequent errors in spelling, punctuation, and grammar
Some attempt at in-text referencing to support discussion Good academic writing style and presentation
Paragraphs mostly well-
constructed, usually including topic sentence. Information in the paragraph sometimes varies from topic
Some minor errors in spelling, punctuation, and grammar
Some attempt at Harvard WSU intext referencing to support discussion Excellent academic writing and presentation
Paragraphs well-constructed, usually including topic sentence. Information in the paragraph all relate to one topic
Conventional spelling, grammar, and punctuation mostly correct
Harvard WSU in-text referencing adequately used to support
discussion Outstanding academic writing and professional presentation
Paragraphs are consistently well constructed with a topic sentence clearly signposting the content of the paragraph. Information in the paragraph all relates to one topic allowing a very clear discussion
Faultless spelling, grammar, and punctuation
Harvard WSU style in-text referencing used flawlessly to support discussion
Assessment criteria & standards - Your mark for this Assessment will be awarded based on the detailed rubric given above.