An Education Curriculum Set in the Past — Progressive Steps Towards a More Just Curriculum within the Architectural Profession and Beyond

  1. Ability to create architectural designs that satisfy both aesthetic and technical requirements.
  2. Adequate knowledge of the histories and theories of architecture and the related arts, technologies and human sciences.
  3. Knowledge of the fine arts as an influence on the quality of architectural design.
  4. Adequate knowledge of urban design, planning and the skills involved in the planning process.
  5. Understanding of the relationship between people and buildings, and between buildings and their environment, and the need to relate buildings and the spaces between them to human needs and scale.
  6. Understanding of the profession of architecture and the role of the architect in society, in particular in preparing briefs that take account of social factors.
  7. Understanding of the methods of investigation and preparation of the brief for a design project.
  8. Understanding of the structural design, constructional and engineering problems associated with building design.
  9. Adequate knowledge of physical problems and technologies and the function of buildings so as to provide them with internal conditions of comfort and protection against the climate.
  10. The necessary design skills to meet building users’ requirements within the constraints imposed by cost factors and building regulations.
  11. Adequate knowledge of the industries, organisations, regulations and procedures involved in translating design concepts into buildings and integrating plans into overall planning.
The Graduate Attributes for Part 1. Image Source : ARB, Prescription of Qualifications: ARB Criteria at Parts 1, 2 and 3, January 2010.
The Graduate Attributes for Part 2. Image Source : ARB, Prescription of Qualifications: ARB Criteria at Parts 1, 2 and 3, January 2010.
9 Conduit Street, London, RIBA’s home in imperial times between 1859–1934. Image source : https://www.architecture.com/image-library/ribapix/image-information/poster/competition-design-for-a-facade-for-9-conduit-street-london-the-headquarters-of-the-royal-institute-/posterid/RIBA29280.html

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