May 22, 2013
A note from Marc Kushner, CoFounder of Architizer
My cousin just graduated from Fordham Law School in New York City. I nearly fell off my chair when he told me that he had an entire course devoted to interviewing for a job. The professor would tape-record mock interviews—held in front of the whole class—and then the “job applicant” would be critiqued on his or her performance.
I studied architecture for eight years, first at The University of Pennsylvania, then at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and I never encountered a course that was so elementally… errrrr… useful!
It is well-trod territory—and frankly boring—for an architect to gripe that architecture school is broken, so I am going to skip that part. Instead I am going to go straight to the part where we do something to fix our profession’s fractured education system.
Today I am proud to announce the latest Architizer partnership in our quest to break architecture out of its echo chamber. Architizer is proud to partner with Skillshare to introduce a series of courses targeted at the contemporary architect. Actual information that actual architects need to function in the world today.
We are going to skip the Bauhaus, gloss over the ancient orders, and go straight to topics like how to render, how to get a client, how to talk to a contractor and lots more …