I was reading a critically acclaimed piece on how the architectural schools are yet to become future ready for its students to become ready for the challenges that the twenty-second-century living and housekeeping is going to pose for them.
The writer, Neil Spiller who is an architect himself who graduated in the 1990s tells the readers about how architectural staff is under qualified to get students to start thinking laterally and come out without of box ideas.
He argues in favor of strong technologies that are continuously updated so that in the timeframe that the student enters the graduation and is finally leaving as one, his learning does not lose the cutting edge that it was previously meant to be. He says this is one of the biggest challenges because, at the rate at which the technology is evolving, something that is a novice today will become outdated and obsolete in just no time.
The stress on being future ready is imminent:
He advocates that the architectural staff must employ newer methods and tools than what is previously been used because the 20th-century teaching is not going to help the student gear of the challenges of today and tomorrow. This is definitely that set me thinking and I realized the truth in what he was saying.
His essay made sense particularly to me because he was part of the field and therefore he knew the in and out. He must also know the inadequacy with which the newcomers in the field walk in oblivious to what is expected from them is not just the same that their predecessors did but something more revolutionary and groundbreaking.
I also read his references to https://3drenderinglab.com/. Looking up on its website gave me hope and a newer perspective on architectural teaching. If you are someone related to the field or to the field of teaching, this website may prove important for you.