Educating Architects

How Tomorrow's Practitioners Will Learn Today


An anthology of essays by the world’s leading educators on how aspiring architects should be taught and trained.


ISBN: 9780500343005 Category:


Many students come to architecture relatively late in their education, so it is in college where they come into contact with those who will influence their entire careers. Many top schools are run by leading global practitioners, who, some might argue, have more lasting influence as educators than as architects.

The wide range of pedagogical philosophies and practical lessons, set out here in specially commissioned essays, creates a fascinating picture of how our ideas and practices of architecture are formed, nurtured and ultimately built for the world to see.

Through both the professional and educational experience of the contributors, we discover many unexpected and unorthodox methods for teaching those who will build our world.

The book includes:

• Thirty-eight texts by the most influential architects and educators from the world’s top schools

• Intimate and practical insights into how and what young architects need to know and learn to build a better world

• A look into the future of our built world through the perspectives, priorities and principles of those teaching the next generation of architects

• Over 300 illustrations and contributions by some of the top names in architectural practice and education, the book is full of design ideas

Additional information

Weight 1576 g
Dimensions 19.7 x 25.4 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 October 2014
Number of pages 352
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Neil Spiller
Dimensions 19.7 x 25.4 cm
Weight 1576 g

Neil Spiller is Hawksmoor Chair of Architecture and Landscape at the University of Greenwich, London. He is the author of Visionary Architecture and Digital Architecture Now, both published by Thames & Hudson. His architectural design work and research has been widely published and exhibited worldwide.

Nic Clear is Head of Architecture and Landscape at the School of Architecture, Design & Construction.