What Do Top Architecture Schools Have in Common? BuildingGreen Resources
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DesignIntelligence has released its annual report on the top architecture schools, and 80% are campus-wide BuildingGreen subscribers. The top architecture schools for 2012, according to DesignIntelligence. Hey, don't we know you? ... We first started offering campus-wide subscriptions because professionals who also taught wanted to share BuildingGreen with students and the wider campus community. This subscription gives everyone on campus--from design students to sustainability directors to facility managers--unlimited access to Environmental Building News, GreenSpec, and the high-performance buildings database. Keeping it real "While many practitioners admire theory courses, they feel students need heavier doses of reality," writes James P. Cramer in his Architectural Record article about the DesignIntelligence lists. So we have some questions for you. If you teach sustainable design, how do you "keep it real" for your students so they will be prepared for the jobs that (hopefully) await them after they finish their degrees? If you are a sustainable design or building professional, what gaps would you like to see filled in the education or experience of interns fresh out of design school? And finally, what can BuildingGreen do to help close the gaps between design school and professional life? Please share your thoughts in the comments.