Is Architecture School Broken?

Very thought provoking article and interview with Los Angeles–based designer Peter Zellner. In the article, “Architecture Schools Are Failing. This Designer Is Calling For A Revolution”, Zellner posits:

Students are saddled with debt, schools aren’t teaching the right skills, and a patriarchal dynamic squashes free thinking. Maintaining the status quo comes at a risk, he argues. If the profession doesn’t change how it teaches aspiring architects, it risks losing creative talent to other fields.

And that’s just the opening salvo.

I’ll go out on a limb and suggest his solution of creating non-profit, tuition free architecture isn’t going to solve the problem. But there’s a lot to agree with in terms of the problem.

Full article and links over here.

https://www.fastcodesign.com/3064302/architecture-education-is-broken-this-architect-has-a-plan-to-fix-it

If you know someone on the edge of studying architecture you might want to forward the link.

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