Canopy: career transitions in academia and architecture

Aranda-Mena, G and Scambia, L 2018, 'Canopy: career transitions in academia and architecture', in Khoa Do, Monty Sutrisna, Emil Jonescu, Atiq Zaman (ed.) Proceedings of the 42nd Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference (AUBEA 2018), Singapore, 26-28 September 2018, pp. 61-72.

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Canopy: career transitions in academia and architecture
Author(s) Aranda-Mena, G
Scambia, L
Year 2018
Conference name AUBEA 2018: Educating Building Professionals for the Future in the Globalised World: Sustainability Volume 3
Conference location Singapore
Conference dates 26-28 September 2018
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 42nd Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference (AUBEA 2018)
Editor(s) Khoa Do, Monty Sutrisna, Emil Jonescu, Atiq Zaman
Publisher Curtin University
Place of publication Bentley, Western Australia
Start page 61
End page 72
Total pages 12
Abstract The world is rapidly changing due technology advancement and globalisation. Cities will continue growing at a rapid pace. Professions and university degrees in the built-environment need to better reflect these occurring phenomena. A challenge for architects is to stay relevant in professional practice beyond the domain of their profession. A dialogue needs to take place about established and newly opening career paths in architecture education and practice. What are the leadership and professional transferable skills that need to be considered in curricula development? The lines between undergraduate, postgraduate and professional practice are also blurring. In order to stay relevant the profession and degrees in architecture will have to adapt and respond from factors such as the 4.0 (digital) revolution; evolving procurement and client engagement modes; and the changing nature of socio-intellectual capital gravitating towards transdisciplinary practice. Two lineal career experiences across academia and industry examine the changing nature of architecture practice. The technique applied is that of 'the reflective practitioner', much used in legal and medical education. The first case maps the transition of an early career architect coming from postgraduate education and entering the professional world. The second case explores the transition from an academic at professorial level into practice-based research. Results are discussed in relation to impacts on pedagogy, career-path development and curricula development.
Subjects Architectural Design
Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Design Management and Studio and Professional Practice
Keyword(s) architectural education
reflective practice
Copyright notice © Copyright in individual articles contained in the Proceedings of the AUBEA Conference 2018 is vested in each of the author(s) and Curtin University on behalf of AUBEA.
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