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.