TECHNE
 

Publication Date

Fall 2018

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: TING CHIN, MICHAEL DUDDY, AND JASON MONTGOMERY

As the Department of Architectural Technology at the New York City College of Technology embarks on its path to achieve accreditation by the National Architecture Accrediting Board (NAAB) for a Bachelor of Architecture, this issue of TECHNE- decidedly focused on architectural education. Over the last two years through countless discussions within our department and college, and with architecture faculty from other universities and currently practicing architects, we have been questioning the value, purpose, and means of an architectural education. As educators in architecture we are responsible for exposing students to a multifaceted profession that can yield many trajectories. With the boundless array of opportunities in the digital realm currently upon us, the number of possible career paths a student can embark on are limitless. Traditionally a design education spans from presenting students with the theoretical foundations of the profession to imparting the practical skills necessary to enter the workforce. With so many new technologies to teach, and a limited amount number of hours in the classroom, how can we most effectively utilize our time with students? Would it be more worthwhile to require internships and a practice-based education, focus on conceptual and theoretical thought processes, or to develop soft skills, such as collaboration, resourcefulness, and problem-solving?

For this issue we queried notable practitioners and educators to share what they consider to be fundamental to a design education and how they thought we could better prepare our students to navigate the profession. Contributors spanned from architects working, or who have worked, in world-renowned firms to sole-proprietors, and from educators, simultaneously teaching at many different schools, who are inherently exposed to a variety of educational agendas, to members of our own faculty. Approaches to architectural education and practice ranged from beliefs firmly rooted in history to those that encouraged embarking on new directions. The array of responses demonstrates the many facets of architecture and suggests that we approach the teaching and learning of it by understanding its contextual significance in history while guiding our students to make a mark on its future.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION. TING CHIN, MICHAEL DUDDY, JASON MONTGOMERY. 1

SERVICE > WORK. SANJIVE VAIDYA. 4

21ST CENTURY ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION.

ARIK WILSON. 5

PRACTISE PRACTICE: QUESTIONS OF DESIGN. CHRIS HILLYARD. 9

HOW TO BE HUMAN. JIEUN YANG. 16

THE PRACTICE OF ARCHITECTURE. WAYNE STRIKER. 21

THE UNQUANTIFIABLE VALUE OF STUDY ABROAD. ELISABETH MARTIN. 23

THE 21ST CENTURY INTERN. EDWARD SIEGEL. 27

THOUGHTS ON THE FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION. EIRINI TSACHRELIA. 32

THE YOUNG ARCHITECT I’D LIKE TO HAVE SITTING NEXT TO ME. STEPHEN T. CHRISMAN. 35

IN SEARCH OF AN ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT. PETER GREENBERG. 37

CURIOUS ALWAYS. TIM MCCARTHY. 41

DATA LITERACY AND PERFORMANCE SIMULATION. JIHUN KIM. 44

URBAN MICROCLIMATE ANALYSIS- EMERGING SCHOLARS. GABRIELA MARTINEZ, YUYING XIAN. 47

DURA. STA CLUB. 49

CONSTRAINTS. SEVERINO ALFONSO. 54

THE MITIGATOR- ARCH 4810. ASLI ONEY. 71

INTERVIEW WITH CLAUDIA HERNANDEZ. JAMAR DINALL. 79

PUBLIC LIBRARY- ARCH 2310. EVELYN RICHARDSON. 85

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE- ARCH 2410. JAMAR DINALL. 89

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE- ARCH2410. IVANA BATISTA. 93

RED HOOK MASTER PLAN- ARCH 4710. ADAM ELKHOULY, MARCELO LEDESMA, JAMES RIGLEY. 97

RED HOOK MASTER PLAN- ARCH 4710. ONICA LEITCH-EDINBORO. 101

BROOKLYN MIXED-USE HIGH RISE- ARCH 4710. SAADIQ ALLI. 103

BROOKLYN HIGH RISE- ARCH 4810. ALLON MORGAN. 107

MULTI-USE COMPLEX AND PARK- ARCH 4710. ALIMERV PROCTOR. 109

MOVEMENT TO SPACE- RED HOOK MASTER PLAN- ARCH 4710. JORGE TLATELPA, EMILY NORTHIA, CHRISTINE NICOLE JAYCO. 113

INTERVIEW WITH WENDELL EDWARDS. STEVEN ZIMMERMAN. 118

INTERVIEW WITH CESAR SALAZAR. DARWIN DIAZ. 123

INTERVIEW WITH TIM MALDONADO. GABRIELA MARTINEZ & YUYING XIAN. 125

STUDENT INTERVIEWS. TING LAU. 129

ALUMNI VOICES. CAITLIN MCMANUS '17. 135

MARSHA-ANN CADOUGAN '13. 136

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