Educating Architects

Educating Architects

How Tomorrow's Practitioners Will Learn Today

  1. Edited by Neil Spiller
  2. and Nic Clear
  • ISBN 9780500343005
  • 25.00 x 19.00 cm
  • PLC (no jacket)
  • 352pp
  • Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout
  • First published 2014

The first book to consider comprehensively the role of architectural education in the 21st century

Many students come to architecture relatively late in their education, so it is in college where they come into contact with those who will influence their entire careers. Many top schools are run by leading global practitioners, who, some might argue, have more lasting influence as educators than as architects.

The wide range of pedagogical philosophies and practical lessons, set out here in specially commissioned essays, creates a fascinating picture of how our ideas and practices of architecture are formed, nurtured and ultimately built for the world to see.

Through both the professional and educational experience of the contributors, we discover many unexpected and unorthodox methods for teaching those who will build our world.

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Educating Architects

• Large format
• An anthology of essays by the world’s leading educators on how aspiring architects should be taught and trained
• Thirty-eight texts by the most influential architects and educators from the world’s top schools
• Intimate and practical insights into how and what young architects need to know and learn to build a better world
• A look into the future of our built world through the perspectives, priorities and principles of those teaching the next generation of architects
• With over 300 illustrations and contributions by some of the top names in architectural practice and education, the book is full of design ideas
• The author is professor of a leading architecture and landscape design programme, and is himself a designer at the forefront of architecture

Neil Spiller is Dean, Professor of Architecture and Digital Theory, School of Architecture, Design and Construction, at the University of Greenwich. He is the author of Digital Architecture Now and Visionary Architecture: Blueprints of the Modern Imagination, both published by Thames & Hudson.
Nic Clear is Head of Architecture and Landscape at the School of Architecture, Design & Construction.

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