Alum Deborah Berke and Dean Marta Gutman Discuss Architectural Education

In “Architectural Education for the Future: A Conversation with Deborah Berke and Marta Gutman,” Platform editor Kishwar Rizvi speaks with Deans Deborah Berke MUP ’84 (Yale School of Architecture) and Marta Gutman (Spitzer School of Architecture) about new directions in architectural education today.

Recognizing the challenges facing students and teachers alike in a post-pandemic world, the deans discuss the ways in which the studio curriculum can be more responsive to socio-economic and environmental change. This begins by reframing the field itself to include non-monumental buildings, a greater focus on public spaces, and an ethical commitment to community engagement. The deans emphasized the importance of empowering students with skills that promote healthy personal and professional lives.

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