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(QUB ARCSOC Conference) Educating for Practice: The Full Perspective
Sat 8 April 2017, 09:00 – 18:00 BST
A variety of speakers including Educators, Practicing Architects and Students will speak on the current state of architectural education and what we need to be doing to better prepare students for practice. Ending with an open floor debate, the event will give the chance for a open discussion with a full perspective.
Is there a disconnect between our architectural education and the reality of the
current professional context?
How can we as students, professors, and professionals bridge the gap between the
education of architecture and the reality architectural profession?
Is there still a significant gap between the vision of an architect’s role within the profession, as
characterised in schools of architecture and the reality of practice? As students of architecture
we rely on the education we receive from university to prepare us for the professional role of an
architect. Architecture students are taught the skills of design, but do students graduate with the
proficiency to undertake a compentent role within the architectural profession. With this
discourse between students of architecture and the architectural profession, starting a dialogue
may be the first step in addressing the issue.
“Design education, as undertaken in the schools of architecture, appears to be preparing
students for models of practice that are no longer in full accord with the current professional
context” Nicol, D.; Pilling, S. Changing Architectural Education: Towards a New Professionalism