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Comic Break: "School vs. Work"

Comic Break: "School vs. Work"
Comic Break: "School vs. Work", © Architexts
© Architexts

The classroom and the office are the two main settings where we learn about the practice of architecture, yet both expect the other to fill in more than a few gaps. Maybe schools shouldn’t emphasize the “technical details” and instead focus on teaching how to design; or maybe a little technical knowledge would be great preparation for that first job out of school (where you won’t get to design much more than a straight line). No matter which ideology you subscribe to, there will always be a disconnect between the classroom and the office.

Our webcomic, Architexts, features a character named Tim who attends school at an unnamed, practice-based architecture program. Tim faces all the challenges one would expect when attending a demanding educational program, while also working full-time in the profession.

Whether you were a full-time student, a part-time student that worked full-time, or an educator, we want to hear your experiences and insights for our forthcoming book, Architects, LOL. Check out Architexts for information on submitting your stories and insights for this book.

Cite: Architexts. "Comic Break: "School vs. Work"" 29 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>
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