At most architecture schools, students spend all their time in studio studying theory and putting their artistic visions on paper, without ever setting foot on a construction site to see how their designs translate to the real world.
Designing a building and then constructing it tests a student's knowledge and capabilities in a unique way. Such design/build skills are cultivated at only a few architecture schools around the U.S. The University of Utah College of Architecture and Planning's DesignBuildBLUFF studio, founded by professor Hank Lewis in 2000, is one of the most recent programs to follow in the footsteps of Samuel Mockbee's Rural Studio at Auburn University. (to find out more..)
passage & image from: http://www.architectmagazine.com/industry-news.asp?articleID=667615§ionID=1012
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