Register for the Spring 2016 J. Irwin Miller Symposium!

"Learning/Doing/Thinking: Educating Architects in the 21st Century"

January 13, 2016

This symposium, convened by Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen, brings together scholars, educators, architects, and administrators to evaluate inherited models, discuss current trends, and speculate about future challenges of architectural education. Acknowledging that architectural education exists at the crossroads of disciplinary, technological, and social changes, the symposium will explore questions in a manner that is historical, theoretical, and critical in nature: What are the major historical models and formats of educational methods? How have disciplinary shifts changed architectural education at various historical moments? What is the ideal balance between critical thinking and learning essential skills and information for practice?

Fertile institutional settings will be explored along with pioneering educators and their methods. Special attention will be paid to alternative platforms and settings for architectural education, as well as key paradigm changes in how architecture is thought about, taught, and practiced. While the main focus will be on contemporary and 20th century developments, 19th century foundations will also be addressed.

The Symposium will be held from Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 6:30pm to Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 1:30pm


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