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School of Architecture and Planning.

Architecture Education Study, 1972-1982.

Archival Collection - AC 108

Administrative History | Scope and Content Note


6 cubic feet (6 records cartons)

After a 1973 paper prepared by the Consortium of East Coast Schools of Architecture expressed concern about the relationship between architecture education and the demands of changing society and practice, the Architecture Education Study was established to explore ways to think about architecture education. The study was funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in 1974 and was directed by Maurice Kilbridge of Harvard University and William L. Porter, dean of the School of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where the study was based. The study initially addressed the relationship of curriculum to the profession, society, new knowledge, and the university. As work progressed, attention shifted from the concerns of administrators to those of teachers and students. Particular attention was directed to the study of learning in the design studio. The report of the study was published as the Architecture Education Study (Mellon Foundation, c1981).

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