Archinect - Features 2017-08-19T22:35:56-04:00 https://archinect.com/features/article/150019771/cross-talk-2-deborah-garcia-on-pedagogy-today Cross-Talk #2: Deborah Garcia on 'Pedagogy' Today DeborahMGarcia 2017-07-30T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-08-01T17:30:17-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/jo/jooeir1mivsqaysy.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It is with much trepidation that I responded to the prompt of pedagogy issued for this round of <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150018583/cross-talk-2-pedagogy-introduction" target="_blank">Cross-Talk</a></strong>. A bit of hesitation because having graduated less than two months ago the...wounds are fresh, shall we say. The hand that fed is not yet out of eyesight... The master is still very much near. Take your pick of idioms and metaphors; it is difficult to write on the subject within which one is so acutely implicated. I have been a product of it and continue to subject myself willingly to its current operators. What I have included as my response will react to the pieces written by fellow participants of this current Cross-Talk&mdash;participants who I also call my teachers, peers, and friends. Friends for now, I might add, for if these Cross-Talks are in any way successful they should at least shake these friendly foundations out of simple curiosity and mischievous delight&mdash;two things this writer is quite prone to.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150019770/cross-talk-2-junejuly-on-pedagogy-today Cross-Talk #2: JuneJuly on 'Pedagogy' Today JuneJuly 2017-07-29T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-08-04T13:02:37-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/j3/j3jnuzq549rh00pi.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When asking questions about how to teach architecture, we have to understand what architecture is as a profession. The profession, as the academy understands it, no longer exists. The service of architecture can largely be separated into two fields: design architecture and executive architecture. Design architecture is concerned with the design of space, and executive architecture with the delivery of that design. Pedagogy today attempts to prepare students for both of these roles, and in that way prepares them for neither. Contractors and fabricators are already comfortable executing architecture, and extra-disciplinary creative agencies (advertising, graphics, branding) take on the design of architecture without hesitation. This is indiscriminate to whether or not those who do the work were trained as architects. This will only continue.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150019767/cross-talk-2-constance-vale-on-pedagogy-today Cross-Talk #2: Constance Vale on 'Pedagogy' Today Constance Vale 2017-07-28T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-07-31T08:15:07-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/vs/vsbroe6bsq9gl3j3.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Pedagogy is animated theory that transforms the discipline. It emerges from discussion, debate, and creation and involves the collaboration of instructors, students, and institutions. Essential to pedagogical development is the understanding that architecture is a cultural discipline, one that thrives on creative speculations that enter into tension with external issues.[1]<a href="http://archinect.com/add_feature#_ftn1" name="_ftnref1" target="_blank"></a> Effective architectural pedagogy alters the world beyond the boundary of its originating institution, changing conformist ideologies and empowering the disenfranchised via the implications of aesthetics.[2] In the pursuit of disciplinary transformation that will destabilize the status quo, pedagogy must first address how to forget and how to fail.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150019622/cross-talk-2-patrick-geske-on-pedagogy-today Cross-Talk #2: Patrick Geske on 'Pedagogy' Today Patrick Geske 2017-07-27T12:29:00-04:00 >2017-07-27T15:54:18-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/g7/g7d4pzdn69anblzv.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At its core, architecture is a personal pursuit that involves an itinerant and systematic questioning of everything one grows up to find in the world&mdash;pre-existing as it were, solid and opaque as if somehow natural.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150019410/cross-talk-2-matthew-allen-on-pedagogy-today Cross-Talk #2: Matthew Allen on 'Pedagogy' Today Matthew Allen 2017-07-26T12:02:00-04:00 >2017-07-26T12:02:45-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/p8/p8j2aq4o998t1nh0.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Not so long ago, not everyone would be expected to graduate from high school. &nbsp;(Graduation rates in the US: 1900: 6%; 1930: 55%; 2016: 83%.) Now college is more or less mandatory in many lines of work, and an advanced degree is almost a requirement to be an architect. But somehow an old idea persists: the idea of the architect as a generalist problem-solver, a gentleman amateur. This is a nineteenth century idea that fit, say, Frank Lloyd Wright, but, strangely enough, it also fits most contemporary architects that come to mind.<br></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150019166/cross-talk-2-pedagogy-of-the-present-frederick-l-ackerman-s-unrealized-vision-for-architectural-education-by-zachary-tate-porter Cross-Talk #2: 'Pedagogy of The Present — Frederick L. Ackerman’s Unrealized Vision for Architectural Education' by Zachary Tate Porter Zachary Tate Porter 2017-07-25T12:18:00-04:00 >2017-08-01T23:03:40-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/7s/7sozp2h2blfki21x.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In recent years, various social media platforms have reconfigured the distribution and consumption of architecture&mdash;a transformation that has reinvigorated the discipline and produced a wide array of provocative imagery. Yet, while architects can and should celebrate this exciting culture of exchange, there is also the risk of becoming too insulated from the problems and paradigms of larger culture. Ultimately, architectural schools bear the burden of navigating these forces and setting the tone for emerging professionals. As architectural educators chart the course for our discipline, they would be wise to revisit the pedagogical visions espoused by our predecessors.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150018583/cross-talk-2-pedagogy-introduction Cross-Talk #2: Pedagogy — Introduction Anthony Morey 2017-07-24T14:46:00-04:00 >2017-07-27T00:51:18-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/uploads/cr/crb1zb3qejtxzaqu.gif" width="2056" height="1212" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>pedagogy&nbsp; </p> <p>|&#712;ped&#601;&#716;&#609;&auml;j&#275;|&nbsp; </p> <p> noun&nbsp;(plural&nbsp;<strong>pedagogies</strong>)&nbsp;the method and&nbsp;practice&nbsp;of&nbsp;teaching, especially as an academic subject or theoretical&nbsp;concept:<em>&nbsp;the&nbsp;relationship&nbsp;between applied linguistics and language&nbsp;pedagogy</em>&nbsp;|<em>&nbsp;subject-based&nbsp;pedagogies</em>.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150016816/the-future-belongs-to-woodbury-an-interview-with-ingalill-wahlroos-ritter-the-university-s-brand-new-dean "The future belongs to Woodbury": an interview with Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter, the University's brand new Dean Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-07-13T12:00:00-04:00 >2017-07-15T22:01:06-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/hv/hvhbf1k85ica8ybp.jpg" width="650" height="462" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For this installment of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/378110/deans-list" target="_blank"><em>Deans List</em></a> we&nbsp;talk to Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter, one month after starting <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150010185/ingalill-wahlroos-ritter-appointed-as-dean-of-woodbury-university-s-school-of-architecture" target="_blank">her new post as Dean</a>&nbsp;of the School of Architecture at&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/woodbury" target="_blank">Woodbury University</a>, about the importance of economic diversity and the school's commitment to egalitarian and practical education.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149999381/letters-of-acceptance-are-in-and-the-archinect-community-is-here-to-help Letters of acceptance are in and the Archinect community is here to help! Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-03-29T10:42:00-04:00 >2017-03-28T20:42:19-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/7q/7q9dkub0t9o5r9fp.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It&rsquo;s that time of year again, when architectural hopefuls sit anxiously on their front step waiting for the mail or more likely, at their computers refreshing their inbox. And while many may have thought the difficult part was turning <em>in </em>the applications, they are probably figuring out by now, that making a decision on which program to accept can be just as taxing.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149997749/michelle-addington-discusses-her-new-deanship-at-ut-austin-and-the-educational-opportunities-arising-from-the-political-hotbed-that-is-texas Michelle Addington discusses her new deanship at UT Austin and the educational opportunities arising from the political hotbed that is Texas Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-03-28T11:44:00-04:00 >2017-03-28T11:44:43-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/bq/bq1tbols7kh1lfin.jpg" width="650" height="701" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This coming July, the <a href="http://archinect.com/utsoa" target="_blank">University of Texas at Austin</a> will be getting a new dean of the School of Architecture.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149994098/michelle-addington-to-serve-as-the-dean-of-the-school-of-architecture-at-the-university-of-texas-at-austin" target="_blank">Michelle Addington</a>, who has spent the last eleven years teaching at <a href="http://archinect.com/yale" target="_blank">Yale</a>, will be leaving her post as the Hines Professor of Sustainable Design and taking over for Elizabeth Danze, who has been serving as interim dean at UT Austin since July 2016.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149998885/10-essential-skills-for-a-life-beyond-architecture 10 Essential Skills for a Life Beyond Architecture Laura Amaya 2017-03-24T12:00:00-04:00 >2017-06-29T15:39:10-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/yu/yuublrq0r28218ee.jpg" width="650" height="976" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The decision to study architecture feels like choosing a path for a lifetime at the age of 20. As you enter university, you think that architecture is about drawing and building as you get ready to become the next Mies van der Rohe. What you may not realize, though, is that <a href="http://archinect.com/schools" target="_blank">architecture school</a> also prepares you for many other careers out there.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149995822/what-s-wrong-with-academia-on-alternative-schools-of-architecture What's Wrong with Academia? On Alternative Schools of Architecture Joanne Pouzenc 2017-03-09T12:17:00-05:00 >2017-04-21T15:47:39-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/25/25gyssjkoj9ubelu.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Over the course of the last few years, debate around the form of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149982777/which-news-stories-defined-architecture-education-in-2016" target="_blank">architectural education</a> has reached new levels of popularity, illustrated by the proliferation of reflexive <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/58357435/radical-pedagogies-in-architectural-education" target="_blank">initiatives</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/83387409/7-lessons-from-the-3rd-international-architectural-education-summit" target="_blank">conferences</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149967034/screen-print-44-education-trial-and-error-from-the-metropolitan-laboratory-magazine" target="_blank">publications</a>&nbsp;around artistic and architectural education as well as through the emergence of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149971310/peter-zellner-to-launch-the-free-school-of-architecture-a-tuition-free-experimental-architecture-school" target="_blank">new experimental models</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149975649/michael-rotondi-s-gamerlab-wants-to-revolutionize-architecture-education-through-gaming Michael Rotondi's GamerLab™ Wants to Revolutionize Architecture Education Through Gaming Nicholas Korody 2016-10-31T15:41:00-04:00 >2016-11-08T00:46:35-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/gh/gh8kjxbhhsj67ib2.jpg" width="650" height="381" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In a typical media narrative, video games are responsible for social isolation, decreased attention spans, and even violent tendencies. But according to GamerLab&trade;, a new educational platform and pedagogical method developed by the LA-based <a href="http://rotolab.la/" target="_blank">RotoLab</a>, as well as an increasingly large body of research, games can offer major benefits for education, particularly when it comes to architecture.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149973599/does-teaching-architecture-enhance-architectural-practice Does Teaching Architecture Enhance Architectural Practice? Julia Ingalls 2016-10-24T12:08:00-04:00 >2016-11-07T00:31:38-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/iu/ium77cwowt85ll4k.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As if running a practice wasn&rsquo;t challenging enough, numerous <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149958873/deborah-berke-shares-her-vision-as-incoming-dean-at-the-yale-school-of-architecture" target="_blank">architects and designers also engage regularly in teaching</a>, whether it&rsquo;s giving one-off lectures around the world or teaching full studios and courses at universities. So how does teaching influence the practice of architecture, and vice versa?</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149970062/frank-gehry-steven-holl-liz-diller-rem-koolhaas-and-others-share-crucial-moments-in-their-education Frank Gehry, Steven Holl, Liz Diller, Rem Koolhaas and Others Share Crucial Moments in Their Education Julia Ingalls 2016-09-30T12:19:00-04:00 >2017-04-13T18:10:21-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/yw/ywiaeuf3pp6efu35.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What is the role of education in shaping a visionary architect? Several contemporary architects reflect on how the environment, curriculum, and tangential opportunities of their formal learning influenced and shaped their design sensibility.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149970956/if-only-i-had-known-advice-for-prospective-architecture-students-from-former-students If Only I Had Known: Advice for Prospective Architecture Students, from Former Students Nicholas Korody 2016-09-29T12:16:00-04:00 >2016-10-10T23:31:26-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/us/usai4p6sdtew1c7k.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Anyway you slice it, the decision to go to architecture school is a big one&mdash;one of the biggest you may make. Architecture school is notorious for its grueling academic culture, so get used to sleeping under a desk. It&rsquo;s also long (up to five years for a B.Arch, and two to 3.5 years for an M.Arch usually). Perhaps most importantly, today&rsquo;s sky-high tuition usually necessitates taking on some <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/112509888/the-state-of-debt-and-the-price-of-architecture" target="_blank">debt</a>, particularly if you&rsquo;re studying in the United States. So is it worth it?</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149959347/sci-arc-students-step-out-of-the-studio-to-build-an-affordable-eco-friendly-home-with-habitat-for-humanity SCI-Arc students step out of the studio to build an affordable, eco-friendly home with Habitat for Humanity Nicholas Korody 2016-07-25T09:56:00-04:00 >2016-08-08T21:13:32-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/nh/nhg2jzhubi9e1fh4.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It&rsquo;s not that often that architecture students get to actually build a house while still in school. But a class of <a href="http://archinect.com/sciarc" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a> students led by faculty member Darin Johnstone got to design and build a new home&mdash;and an affordable, eco-friendly one, at that.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/142594913/science-nonfiction-bringing-emerging-technologies-into-the-uk-s-architecture-education Science Nonfiction: bringing emerging technologies into the UK's architecture education Robert Urquhart 2015-12-05T04:00:00-05:00 >2015-12-09T01:09:35-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/pg/pgwc7dq94bpopgkn.jpg" width="650" height="429" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Taking stock of emergent technologies at The Bartlett and the Architectural Association in London &ndash; two of the most innovative and genre-pushing architectural education institutions worldwide &ndash; it&rsquo;s difficult to not be in awe of the possibilities. Michael Weinstock, Director of the Emergent Technologies and Design at the AA, describes the current state of just what &ldquo;emerging&rdquo; means: "I think we are at a kind of break point where we are just starting to get free of the imitation of previous ways of doing things. We've already got the efficiency, fewer people, fewer materials &ndash; that's the first goal, that's established. But let's remember that emerging technology is the outcome of an evolutionary process."</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/99663613/cutting-room-we-talk-with-patrick-creadon-director-of-if-you-build-it-about-the-documentary-and-the-power-of-design-education-in-post-recession-u-s Cutting Room: We talk with Patrick Creadon, director of "If You Build It", about the documentary and the power of design education in post-recession U.S. Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-14T12:33:00-04:00 >2014-05-21T12:48:46-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/at/ats1dpm17tp9d2xc.jpg" width="650" height="841" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.ifyoubuilditmovie.com/" target="_blank"><em>If You Build It </em></a>documents a year in the classroom of <a href="http://www.projecthdesign.org/" target="_blank">Project H</a>, an experimental design-build workshop for high school students in Windsor, North Carolina. Guided by designer Emily Pilloton and architect Matt Miller, the creators of Project H, ten high schoolers set out to design and build a farmers&rsquo; market hall for their town, in the hopes that it will help invigorate the local economy and inspire other community-minded projects.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/65758020/student-works-beyond-prototype Student Works: Beyond Prototype Jason Ivaliotis 2013-03-21T13:27:00-04:00 >2016-09-27T18:44:42-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/ir/ir0jhr1zqc4itl24.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Beyond Prototype</em> is an advanced digital fabrication seminar developed at <a href="http://www.arch.columbia.edu/" target="_blank">Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation</a> by Jason Ivaliotis and Nicholas Kothari. This course focuses on the development of hybridized, folded meshes that simultaneously serve as both structure and building envelope. Students develop parametrically controlled tessellations and transform them into building component systems that can be built using conventional sheet stock materials. These tessellated systems are extracted from the digital realm and built at full scale.</p>