APPRENTICESHIP IN ARCHITECTURE
The current trend in the education of young architects is moving from the handi-craft based apprenticeships of the past toward the theoretical and the "idea" and has created a professional perception that shies away from the construction aspect of building. In the United States, there is no longer a reverence for materials and their connections like that in Europe. Handi-crafts such as woodworking and metalworking are now seen as manual labor and are no longer seen as a beneficial component of architectural education. The field of architecture is at a point of stagnation, the popularity of architects is reaching high levels and the visibility has grown considerably, yet the focus of design is still on the overall concept and not on how the building is to be constructed. Only by teaching and experiencing construction and its techniques will the profession make progress toward a more critical building process.
School:University of Cincinnati
School Location:USA - Ohio
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:apprenticeship hand crafts
Date of Publication:01/01/2003