On Making and Becoming a (Citizen) Architect

Authored by: Georgia Bizios , Katie Wakeford

The Routledge Companion for Architecture Design and Practice

Print publication date:  November  2015
Online publication date:  November  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138023154
eBook ISBN: 9781315775869
Adobe ISBN: 9781317688754

10.4324/9781315775869.ch30

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Abstract

For those who wish to be an architect, the established path is highly formalized and notoriously rigorous with multiple required thresholds culminating in professional licensure. Knowledge and expertise are accumulated through an accredited academic education, a lengthy and highly regulated internship, and licensing exams. This process has seen only modest modifications in the past fifty years. Social and economic pressures have begun to challenge this homogeneous method and many have begun to question the one-size-fits-all nature of this process.

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