‘Architectural Education: Is it worth it?’ examines the relevance and significance of the ever-escalating financial costs of becoming an architect.
The effects of what may have been the most consequential change to the higher education system in 2012 are yet to fully emerge, however this appraisal finds itself at a valuable point in time, half a decade on from the rise in tuition fees, providing a worthy moment to understand the impacts through a more objective lens.
In parallel to the central discourse, the author Ashley Mayes shares an autoethnographic narrative of his experiences working towards professional qualification as an architect.
Exclusive data obtained provides an illustrated insight into such issues from accessibility and diversity to health and wellbeing of the future profession.
The theme of ‘cost’ directly brings into question the appropriateness of current pedagogies and methods of teaching. This book reviews change that is currently underway including emerging promises of new training models. This work concludes with propositions as to what the future of architectural education might or, perhaps, should look like.
Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm
Format: PDF download
Author: Ashley Mayes