We Need More ‘Building’ in Architecture School

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“Architectural education is very abstract.” Virginia Tech professors and Rural Studio alumni Keith and Marie Zawistowski sat down to talk about the importance of a hands-on experience, suggesting a fundamental restructuring of curriculums. With projects such as the Masonic Ampitheater, they — together with their students — set out to prove that somethings are simply solved by building. Read the full article here, “What Architecture Schools Get Wrong”.

Cite: Jose Luis Gabriel Cruz. "We Need More ‘Building’ in Architecture School" 04 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 Jul 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=463666>

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    Couldn’t agree more. Far too much emphasis is put on theoretical concepts that will very rarely see reality. Whilst it is is important for the new generation of students to push the boundaries of possibility in architecture there is a serious gap in their ability to understand and or physically make anything. We’re trying to change this a Manchester School of Architecture.

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