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Questioning the role of BIM in Education

PostPosted: 07 Jul 2006, 14:12
by Wesley
by Renée Cheng

Link: BIM in education

> Changes in the profession of architecture inevitably place pressure on architectural education. One would think it is a straightforward supply and demand system—skills should be taught in school to meet the needs of the profession. Yet the maturing process for architects is slow, expertise is hard-earned, and it is not always obvious how "input" in school will result in "output" many years later. It is far more appropriate to consider architectural education as the beginning of a life-long process of inquiry rather than as a direct input/output mechanism. It is acknowledged that education must meet the needs of the profession. But education's most important role is to shape the trajectory of exploration after graduation, thus contributing to the future of the profession. <