University... During the university years you are taught how to:
- 'think architecturally', identify problems, understand
their components and to be able to re-conceptualise problems as opportunities.
- develop the ability to 'synthesise' a number of ideas
into a rich outcome.
- master and test design methods
- understand materials and their properties
- use principle construction methods and processes
as well as understand the fundamentals of a structure
- interpret the thinking behind design concepts
- review theories against current practice methods
- communicate through sketches, models and oral presentations
- understand the cultural and geographical responses to architecture
- be conscious of the broader social, economic and
climate impact of building.
All of the above are tested through design projects, completed as a group and then more often individually.