Being Released from the Constraints of Architectural Education
Having the oppurtunity to work as archtiect without having to deal with the constraints of architecture schooling would have its pros and cons. of course that it seems it would be much easier to go straight into the profession without having to deal with the cost, both of finance and time, that school gives. It also seems like having more hands-on experience at a younger age would also be more helpful to becoming successful in the industry. It seems as though learning things first hand and jumping right into things might not be a bad way to go about things.
In reality though, the transition that a college provides between high school and the work place is very essential. Although, there is probably some overkill on certain things, a structured invornment to learn in is very important in our learning process. Without the building blocks learned here it would be hard for us to understand what we are really working for. Actually performing the task would be good for us, but knowing why we are doing the projects that we work on is an important and essential part of our jobs. Our ability to think outside the box, which a structured education in architecture provides, would give us an edge in our work. College is an important part of our development not only intellectually but also socially. Without out this growth I find it hard for it hard for me to become a successful architect.
If there were the possiblity of this happening though, it would most likely seem as though my design were lacking something. I would guess it would be missing the historical and architectural aspect that is often involved in design. These portions of architecture are the parts that seem to be learned more in the classroom than out in the field. It would also be missing some of the social connection needed for good architecture as well as not having the ability to provide fof the purpose that is needed. Overall, the design of my work would be lacking in many areas which would only make my projects inadequate for the world today.