BAM Platform has interviewed the Directors of the TOP Best Architecture Master’s in the World according to BAM Ranking 2018 and 2019. We aimed to motivate architects and architecture students through the words of some of the most relevant professionals of the world academy. At the same time, our purpose is to let our readers know further details about the most relevant postgraduate programs directly from the source.
Here you will find the BAM interview to Postgraduate’s Directors of some of the best architecture master´s program in the world.
Director of the Architectural Design MArch (B-Pro)
The Bartlett School of Architecture. University College of London. The UK
«Architecture is crucial for the world, we need to house almost two billion people in the next decades, battle climate change and an emerging housing crisis. Without well-educated and critical architects this will become a battle for engineers and planners – which would result in a world that is perhaps functional but also devoid of culture»
Director of the Master in Architecture.
Tinghua University, School of Architecture. Beijing, China
«The main architectural problems we are facing in 21st century is not about style or “exotic” theoretical debate, it is about sustainability and responsibility, it is about the whole process of life span of our built environment. We should not just consider the building process but also de-building process, not just physical structure of our environment, but also the positive energy flow of our living space as a whole. Our criculum emphasizes this very process of whole life span of our built environment in a sustainable way»
José María de Lapuerta
Director of The Master of Advanced Studies in Collective Housing.
Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
«In the near future, architecture education will follow the same path that some of us started out on some years ago: practical teaching with international students and faculty that encourages future alliances between very distant countries, combined with the higher technical level without regional or artisanal justification: an architect who has expanded their skills to coordinate professional teams with experts in transport, energy, and sociology, among others»
Director of The Berlage Post-master in Architecture and Urban Design
Delft University of Technology. Delft, The Netherlands
1.- In your opinion, why is Architecture Education so important?
2.- How do you see Architecture Academy in the future? What would you like to be different?
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