This symposium, convened by Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen, brings together scholars, educators, architects, and administrators to evaluate inherited models, discuss current trends, and speculate about future challenges of architectural education. Acknowledging that architectural education exists at the crossroads of disciplinary, technological, and social changes, the symposium will explore questions in a manner that is historical, theoretical, and critical in nature: What are the major historical models and formats of educational methods? How have disciplinary shifts changed architectural education at various historical moments? What is the ideal balance between critical thinking and learning essential skills and information for practice?
Fertile institutional settings will be explored along with pioneering educators and their methods. Special attention will be paid to alternative platforms and settings for architectural education, as well as key paradigm changes in how architecture is thought about, taught, and practiced. While the main focus will be on contemporary and 20th century developments, 19th century foundations will also be addressed.
|This symposium is supported by the J. Irwin Miller Endowment Fund. The Yale School of Architecture is a Registered Provider with The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems. Credit earned by attending this symposium will be reported to CES Records for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for non-AIA members are available upon request.|
Robert A.M. Stern, Yale University
“100 Years of Architecture Education at Yale”
6:30 p.m., Hastings Hall
Morning Session, 10:30 a.m.
Contemporary Educators in Dialogue
Pier Vittorio Aureli, Yale University
Rania Ghosn, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Robert Somol, University of Illinois, Chicago
Mabel Wilson, Columbia University
Liam Young, Architectural Association
Bradley Horn, City College of New York
Afternoon Session, 1:45 p.m.
Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen, Yale University
Surry Schlabs, Yale University
Dominant Models and Institutional Frameworks in Flux
Barry Bergdoll, Columbia University: “Global Beaux-Arts”
Antoine Picon, Harvard University: “Architecture, Science, and Technology: The Polytechnic Model”
Lara Schrijver, University of Antwerp: “In Bauhaus We Trust”
Alan Plattus, Yale University
Innovative Platforms and Alternative Settings
Martino Stierli, Museum of Modern Art: “Undoing the Master Class: Venturi and Scott-Brown at Yale”
Kim Förster: “The IAUS: A Quasi-Institutional Group with Extracurricular Activities”
Nikolaus Hirsch, Frankfurt Städelschule: “Knowledge Building”
Anya Bokov, Yale University
Evening Session, 6:30 p.m.
Anthony Vidler, Yale University
“Architecture in an Expanded Field”
Tom Avermaete, Delft University of Technology: “The Urban Turn: City as Frame, Substance, and Goal of Architectural Education”
Daniel Barber, University of Pennsylvania: “Almost Politics: ‘Environment’ in Architectural Education, c. 1966”
Mark Jarzombek, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: “‘Theory’: Its Over- and Underdeterminations”
Marta Caldeira, Yale University
Eve Blau, Harvard University: “On the Ground: Site-Based Research”
Pekka Heikkinen, Aalto University: “We Build With Wood”
Anna Dyson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: “Built Ecologies”
Ed Mitchell, Yale University
Afternoon Session, 2:30 p.m.
Amale Andraos, Columbia University
Will Hunter, London School of Architecture
Monica Ponce de Leon, Princeton University
Hashim Sarkis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jennifer Wolch, University of California, Berkeley
Michelle Addington, Yale University
Deborah Berke, Yale University