Architecture schools slam RIBA proposals

April 16, 1999

Heads of schools of architecture have criticised moves by the Royal Institute of British Architects to shake up architecture degree courses. They say RIBA's proposals, which split five years of architecture training into undergraduate and postgraduate elements, are ill-conceived. In a letter to RIBA, David Dunster, chairman of the Standing Conference of Heads of Schools of Architecture, says abandoning the year out after the third year will weaken links between education and practice. SCHOSA wants "confirmation of full funding" for the various models proposed by RIBA and argues that the different awards and models suggested "seem over-complex".

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