THE ARCHITECT FOR THE FUTURE AND TEACHING ARCHITECTURAL SCIENCE

  • YEAR
    2000
  • AUTHORS
    Bromberek, Zbigniew
  • CATEGORIES
    2000 Conference Papers
    Architectural science and education

Extract

The current unsatisfactory situation in architecture calls for changes to the role which architectural professionals
perform in relation to the built environment. The profession is being fragmented as a number of ‘new’
professions appear in design studios and at building sites, making building (design—construction) processes
increasingly incoherent, lacking in direction and ultimately unsustainable. In this paper, it is suggested that
architects regain their position as leaders in the building processes. At the same time, they should, once again,
assume responsibility for the condition of both the indoor and outdoor environments. It is argued that assuming
the suggested position by those ‘new–type architects’ requires re-integration of building knowledge and skills in
the architectural curriculum. Architectural Science (group of subjects) could be seen in this context as ‘mortar’
keeping the ‘bricks’ of Design, History & Theory, Structures & Materials, Architectural Practice, Building
Practice & Construction Methods and Industrial Training together. This paper proposes objectives of the
Architectural Science education, defines its aims and suggests methods to be used.

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