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1st Edition

How to Thrive at Architecture School
A Student Guide

ISBN 9781859469088
Published May 21, 2020 by RIBA Publishing
176 Pages

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Book Description

Studying architecture is hugely exciting and rewarding. It entails developing design skills, problem-solving abilities and tapping into creativity, as well as acquiring cultural, technical and professional knowledge. This book is the go-to guide for students throughout their architectural education. It introduces architecture students to all they need to know to get on an architecture course, thrive at school and be prepared for the realities of becoming a practising architect. Split into three main sections – Part I (BA or BSC in Architecture), Part II (Masters or Diploma) and Part III (Advanced Diploma in Professional Practice) – it offers direction on all aspects of an architectural education. These range from initial tutorials, the first crit and essay-writing through to the development of final project and thesis work. Covering all bases, it is a comprehensive guide for a student’s passage from university preparation through to undergraduate and graduate study and out into the profession. It features RIBA UK architecture schools and those validated overseas, as well as a short, final chapter on architectural education elsewhere in the world.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Undergraduate  1: Getting to School  2: The First Year  3: Second and Third Year  Part 2: Postgraduate   4: Year(s) Out and Working in an Office  5: MArch and Part 2  Part 3:Part 3   6: Studying Abroad  7: Finding a Job Post-Part 2 and Part 3

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Neil Spiller is Hawksmoor Chair of Architecture and Landscape and Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of Greenwich, London prior to this he was Dean of the School of Architecture, Design and Construction and Professor of Architecture and Digital Theory at Greenwich University.