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Partner – Translate – Impact: A Method For Public Interest Design In Architectural Education, Nadia M. Anderson Apr 2014

Partner – Translate – Impact: A Method For Public Interest Design In Architectural Education, Nadia M. Anderson

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Global financial systems, increased human mobility, and climate change are contemporary forces creating historic disparities between rich and poor, increased rural-to-urban migration, and frequent natural disasters. These conditions demand that architecture rethink its relationship with natural and built environments and the people who occupy them.


(Re)Covering Shelter: Enhancing Structural Design Pedagogy By Designing For Disaster Relief, Rob Whitehead Oct 2013

(Re)Covering Shelter: Enhancing Structural Design Pedagogy By Designing For Disaster Relief, Rob Whitehead

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The pedagogical model for teaching structural design to architecture students can be enhanced with the inclusion of design-based exercises that are purposefully constrained by programmatically justifiable and technically specific limits, like those found in design of disaster relief shelters.


Informal Education: Haiti 2010, Nadia M. Anderson Mar 2011

Informal Education: Haiti 2010, Nadia M. Anderson

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In the film Citizen Architect, Cameron Sinclair states that “the reality check is that the world is not gonna look like Dubai, it’s gonna look like Lagos, Nigeria,” thus beginning a discussion of how the growing social, economic, and environmental ineq- uities of the contemporary world are exacerbated by the inward-looking focus of much architectural education and practice.1 My stance is that educa- tors and practitioners need to engage this world and learn from it, bringing us and our students into direct contact with systems that are flexible, im- provisational, and materially creative.


Places, Spaces, And Faces: Teaching Sustainable Design Through Cross-Disciplinary Studio Integration, Rob Whitehead, Lynn Paxson, Carl A. Rogers Mar 2010

Places, Spaces, And Faces: Teaching Sustainable Design Through Cross-Disciplinary Studio Integration, Rob Whitehead, Lynn Paxson, Carl A. Rogers

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One of the core missions of the ACSA is the advancement of architectural education through the facilitation of teaching at all member schools. In an effort to promote increased discourse on “how” we teach, this session will examine current best practices from all areas of the curriculum. Topics covered include cooperative education, building technology, integrated studios, thesis, and teaching writing to architecture students. This session aims to foster informative dialogue and the sharing of ideas among faculty at all levels.