The Philadelphia Design Advocacy Group recently posted an article about how preservation and design are inseparable and should be of equal focus in architecture schools. As quoted in the article, many students with a degree in architecture continue to historic preservation programs because they feel they did not receive a well-rounded education in undergrad: “All of them wrote in their personal statements about how historic buildings and communities sparked their interests as they embarked to architecture school to learn more. Just four years later, they have concluded architecture licensing is not the road for them as they learned nothing about the history, care or evolution of historic buildings. They saw no path forward to be the type of architects they envisioned – ones that cared for the evolution of an existing place. The very type of architect that we, the readers of this newsletter are – preservation architects.”
I can’t help but relate. Read the full article here.