ERIC Number: ED337097
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Interaction and Interdependence: University-based Architectural Education and the Architectural Profession.
This paper explores the relationship between university-based professional education and society as viewed by the architectural profession. The problem under investigation is the extent to which university-based professional education has become disjointed and more university-referential, less interdependent, and less interactive with society, and how the connections between education, practice, and society are put under stress. First, the report presents an overview of the history of the architectural profession, its education, regulation, standardization, and its evolvement to being more attentive to specialized educational concerns versus professional preparation. Next, the current issues between architectural education and the profession are examined from the perspectives of university students, faculty, administrators, and practicing architects. Finally, the report discusses ways to improve architectural education and professional preparation stressing interdependent endeavors between academia and the profession. Contains a 36-item bibliography. (GLR)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Architectural Education, College Faculty, Cooperation, Higher Education, Interaction, Intergroup Relations, Outcomes of Education, Professional Education, Professional Occupations, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
American Institute of Architects, 1735 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A