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Posted by  Ralph on March 11, 2004 at 09:48:51:

In Reply to:  Re: Curriculum for an undergraduate architect posted by Wita on March 11, 2004 at 09:18:30:

As seen elsehwhere in this dicusion [re: Cornell] there is a lot to say about any one program of architectural education. But, 1] most curricula are the work of the schools' faculties, and pet peeves the individuals might have; 2] many instrucotrs and profs never practice-- never "touch" real world; 3]there is a crying need for the entire profession from new students to grads, to interns, to practictioners, to the AIA and NCARB to get real and understand this one key issue-- no architecture exists until there is proper, complete and intelligent resolution and application of theory, design, aesthetics, construction, contract administration, and all elements of a professional practice. Architecture is NOT produced by just one of these elemnts-- design and theory go nowhere if the professional has no clue about construction; but then the professional also must have some clue about business and practice to even have the opportunity to be retained to do a project. Far too many schools emphasize one element as absolute doctrine, and never even address the other major issues and elements, much less the requisite minor issues [like codes and regulation] that a true professional practice must address. You can go back to PROGRESSIVE ARCHITECTURE magazine [Sept. or Oct. 1995] and find that even then the author saw that the "schools were failing the profession"-- Guess what! they continue to do an outstanding job of "continued failure" even today. Everyone connected with the profession of architecture needs to have a soul-searching, objective[!!!!!] "conversation" with all others to get the train back on the track-- and soon! No person can be expert in all aspects of the profession, but by golly, they should at least be aware of, and understanding of all aspects.

 
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