Universities’ Role on Improving the Architects’ Continuous Professional Development Programs: A Pedagogy-Based Theme

By Ameera H. Al-Hassan and Steven J.M. Dudek.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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Architecture is a vigorous profession with its outcomes depending mostly on the skills and knowledge of the architects. Schools of Architecture internationally require their graduates gaining professional experience through working for architectural firms prior to awarding of professional standing.
In the UK, RIBA’s Syllabus Outline includes general advice Guidance for Stage 1 Professional Experience, (RIBA c2003). After graduation, RIBA asks its members to join different courses during their profession years following a continuous professional development requirement, CPD. Other Architecture accreditation boards around the world follow similar steps as RIBA in ensuring a continuous education of their professional members. This paper calls for new mechanism in setting the conditions surrounding professional development of the Architects. Schools of Architecture should be formally integrated into the CPD programs through enrolling professionals in their taught courses for one semester in each academic year. The paper will illustrate how joining the university during their profession will ensure integrating the built industry with the theoretical advancement of Architecture with practice based information in forming university teaching in return.

Keywords: Continuous Professional Development, CPD Programs, Architecure Pedagogy

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp.137-144. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 515.931KB).

Ameera H. Al-Hassan

Tutor, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumbria, UK

My main research focus is on ways of improving the syllabi of Schools of Architecture in respond to the international goal for Sustainable Development. I am in particular interested in Schools of Architecture in the Arabian world, since they are in need to rebuild better Architecture Education future plans. Also my research interests include better training of the architects as professionals and improving the public's awareness of the built environment.

Prof. Steven J.M. Dudek

Professor, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumbria, UK

Architectural Technology modules, including structures and environmental design to stage 1,2 & 3 students. Overview of technology teaching to the whole undergraduate Architecture programme, coordinating syllabus content, introducing new topics and reinforcing topics where necessary. Using computer aided predictive packages. Providing technology teaching in to design projects. Responsible for coordinating the deliver of teaching to 1st year Architecture students.Postgraduate Supervision.Selected Publications Dr. Neveen Hamza (1), and Dr. Steven Dudek (2). Thermal And Daylight Performance Of Double Skin Facades In Hot Arid Areas. In: Clima 2005 2005, Lausanna Dudek SJM & Aljammaz KM. Sustainable Housing Construction Materials in the City of Arriyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In: XXXII IAHS World Congress on Sustainablility of Housing Projects 2004, Trentro, Italy Irving, A. and Dudek, S. "Time Series Estimation":, Dynamic Analysis and Modelling Applied to Energy Performance Assessment and Prediction of Buildings and Components. In: JRC 2003, Ispra, Italy N. Hamza, A. Elsafty , S. Dudek. INTEGRATED DOUBLE-SKIN - SOLAR COOLING SYSTEM FOR OFFICE BUILDING FACADES IN HOT ARID REGIONS.N. In: World Renewable Energy Network 2002, Cologne, Germany

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