The Importance of Live Projects in Architecture Schools

<From the RIBA Student Newsletter, April 2013>

by Fatema Bandali, Co.lab Mentor

Many a time, as students of architecture, we have questioned different stages of design with ‘how is this to be constructed?’ As more weight is generally placed on what we produce on paper, sometimes gaining an actual understanding of how every part comes together can easily be overlooked. After all, we consider ourselves designers and not makers. Up until recently, I too believed the same. However, with my recent experience in live projects, I have come to realise that an architect is much more than a designer…….

The full article can be read here.

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