The profession is calling for change in the Parts system and the institutes need to listen, says Christine Murray
Everyone agrees that architectural education needs an overhaul - to include the scrapping of the current Parts 1, 2 and 3 system - but that’s as far as consensus goes.
The ARB board discussed ‘a root and branch review’ of the possible routes to professional registration at its board meeting last week, but in the end couldn’t agree on the extent or scope. ‘The conversation swung around the table and didn’t resolve itself in an outcome,’ said Beatrice Fraenkel, chair of the ARB board. The board will revisit the question in September.
The white paper by the UK Architecture Education Review Group, rubber-stamped by SCHOSA, the Standing Conference of Heads of Schools of Architecture, is more definitive, calling for a break with the EU directive, allowing some schools to create qualified architects who can work in the EU and some who can’t, in a bid for greater flexibility.
They also want....