Moderator: Michael Jemtrud, McGill University
Participants: Leslie Van Duzer, University of British Columbia and Ramtin Attar, Autodesk Research
This year’s session, structured to encourage discussion with the audience, considered the impact of the broad conceptual underpinnings of “integrative practice” on curriculum, accreditation, research, and alternative professional tracts for architects. The speakers discussed opportunities for graduates that are emerging as practices rapidly evolve. Environmental and performance simulation, visualization and modeling, and contemporary building technologies and materials are among the areas open for exploration at schools. How can faculties respond today and in the future?