Course title
gPBL in Asia

minami kazunobu
Course content
The program in 2020 has not fixed yet and will be announced when the program will be ready. The class will provide the opportunity of the workshop with the students of the University in Asia. Student will visit the University in Asia and/or work at SIT.
Purpose of class
The participants will acquire the skills to work with the students in different cultural background.
Goals and objectives
  1. develop the design skills in different culture
  2. understand and aquire the communication skills with foreign and domestic students
  3. aquire the skills for the collaboration works in groups
  4. understand the social aspects of the project
  5. find the appropriate building technology in the given construction context
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Explanation of the objectives and schedule Handout 60minutes
2. Understanding of the conditions of the given site for the design Handout 60minutes
3. Schematic design Handout 60minutes
4. Schematic design Handout 60minutes
5. Schematic design Handout 60minutes
6. Schematic design Handout 60minutes
7. Midterm presentation Handout 180minutes
8. Design development Handout 60minutes
9. Design development Handout 60minutes
10. Design development Handout 60minutes
11. Design development Handout 60minutes
12. Design development Handout 60minutes
13. Preparation for the final presentation Handout 300minutes
14. Final presentation Handout 60minutes
Total. - - 1200minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Final Report Total.
1. 20% 20%
2. 20% 20%
3. 20% 20%
4. 20% 20%
5. 10% 10%
6. 10% 10%
Total. 100% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Midterm and final presentation
Textbooks and reference materials
Available at
The students who wish to take this courese are supposed to have taken gPBL in China (a) in preceeding semester. The students who have interests to take this class are kindly requested to report to the instructor in the first week of each academic year at SIT. This class may not be offered unless sufficient number of students is willing to take this class both at SIT and the partner university in Asia.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Wednesday afternoon
Regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Active-learning course
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicatable
Applicatable Professors who have long working practice in architecture will instruct this course.
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
    Last modified : Sat Mar 21 13:23:03 JST 2020