Architecture schools are applying innovative educational models that foster new ways of thinking and challenge the role of the profession. Photo courtesy UCLA Architecture and Urban Design Thom Mayne and graduate students visit an artists’ collective in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, as part of a yearlong studio course at the university’s Now Institute. Toyo Ito’s Tokyo office hosted students in 2012, who worked on tsunami relief projects. Related Links:America's Top Architecture Schools 2014Interview with James P. Cramer View the 2012 Rankings View the 2011 Rankings View the 2010 Rankings Architecture School isn't what it used to be. While core fundamentals, including tectonics
As Marc Treib writes in an essay in Joan Ockman's Architecture School: Three Centuries of Educating Architects in North America, architecture-school buildings haven't changed much from their early-20th century design roots:
As we know, the nature of architectural practice is changing, and architecture education must keep up with the profession. Below are key points that I would suggest be considered by architecture schools, based on research undertaken by DesignIntelligence and the Design Futures Council.