A survey of structures education in North American schools of architecture

R. Dermody, D. Oakley, Marci Smith Uihlein

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Abstract

A variety of pedagogic approaches are employed in the education of students on the topic of architectural structures. Over the past one hundred years, discussions of how and what to teach of the subject have surfaced and receded in the discourse of architectural education. The governing accrediting body in the United States presently leaves broad room for interpretation in its sole criterion addressing the material. Due to multiple teaching models and diverse views, however, it is difficult to know what the most effective practices may be. Faced with pressures to reduce credit loads at many institutions while simultaneously adding more content, one questionable result has been a reduction in structures courses in some programs. Little quantifiable data exists, however, to identify successful pedagogical models and help administrators make well-informed decision. In an effort to provide this missing data, interim results of an ongoing study to compile information is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStructures and Architecture
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Structures and Architecture
EditorsPaulo J.S. Cruz
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages942-949
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781138026513
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Event3rd International Conference on Structures and Architecture, ICSA 2016 - Guimaraes, Portugal
Duration: Jul 27 2016Jul 29 2016

Publication series

NameStructures and Architecture - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Structures and Architecture, ICSA 2016

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Structures and Architecture, ICSA 2016
CountryPortugal
CityGuimaraes
Period7/27/167/29/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture

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    Dermody, R., Oakley, D., & Uihlein, M. S. (2016). A survey of structures education in North American schools of architecture. In P. J. S. Cruz (Ed.), Structures and Architecture: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Structures and Architecture (pp. 942-949). (Structures and Architecture - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Structures and Architecture, ICSA 2016). CRC Press/Balkema. https://doi.org/10.1201/b20891-129