Architecture has traditionally been taught through a studio model from the time it became a university course in the early 20th century. This model is enshrined in the professional guidelines that underpin the accreditation process, which is critical to maintaining programs as professional pathways. In recent years the alignment between the demands of the university and the demands of the profession has become onerous and time consuming, as each seeks to codify its objectives and methods. A SEIF grant was awarded to map and investigate the expectations of the relevant institutions: the university and the Architects Accreditation Board of Australia. The intention was to make the overlap explicit, and to see what other modes of content delivery could support studio teaching without compromising its historical role. The seminar will consider the issues canvassed, and what conclusions might be drawn.
Harry Margalit has combined an academic career with extensive experience in architectural practice. He has also worked as an urban design expert for the Land and Environment Court, and is the author of the forthcoming Modern Architectures in History: Australia, from Reaktion Books. His previous book is Energy Cities and Sustainability: An Historical Approach, with Routledge.
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