Thesis time is, in principle, divided into three stages. In PROPOSAL STAGE (2-3 weeks), students are encouraged to express their specific design concerns in the form of serious academic writing. In the first part of ANALYSIS AND REFLECTION STAGE (8-10 weeks), they produce experiential and conceptual models, attempt discovering project program by design, and thereby explore conceptual design basis. They also prepare a short report of this experience. In the second half, they continue with experiential and conceptual models and keep developing conceptual design. They conclude this stage by reporting on the conceptual design process. After having a decent understanding of the challenges in their thesis, they are invited to enter into DESIGN AND PRESENTATION STAGE (8-10 weeks), the third and final stage. They are asked to develop their conceptual designs by working within a five-point framework: (1) Setting up precise theoretical foundations of a polemical case (special set of circumstances/problems requiring investigation) for thesis, (2) Using design process/investigation to create an architectural object as well as for theoretical development of the chosen case, (3) Explaining/communicating design (a) in terms of theoretical issues especially regarding historical and contextual relations and (b) in terms of understanding and demands of the (i) site and (ii) programme, (4) Resolving all technical issues, and (5) Appropriate presentation of design ideas and architectural object. All design experience is retrospectively summed up in a Design Report. Thesis concludes in a Thesis Show / Defence.