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Board of Architectural Educaion
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Board of Architectural Educaion
Board of Architectural Educaion
Board of Architectural Educaion
Board of Architectural Educaion
Board of Architectural Educaion

BAE-IAP Second Hods Roundtable Conference – March 2014


(The summary has been extracted from an article previously published in Archi Times during the year 2014. Ar. Aasma Talat has authored the original article.)
The second HoD Roundtable Conference was held in Islamabad on the 15th of March 2014, where 20 schools of architecture were gathered from all across Pakistan. This time the initiative was aimed to orchestrate an international conference on architectural education in October 2014; with the agenda of improving the current architectural curriculum in Pakistan. With the input of various heads of school of architecture, a preliminary foundation was laid and objectives for the upcoming international conference were identified and debated.
Chairman BAE, Ar. Murad Jamil introduced a scheme for developing the goals of this international conference which included;
• HoD conferences
• Faculty training programmes
• Fellowship and award programmes
• Student exchange programmes
• Student charrettes, etc.
Apart from determining a framework of the in¬ternational conference other productive ideas were also floated;
• Organize a HoD’s conference on curriculum devel¬opment with the participation of foreign delegates who are well versed in issues related to architec¬tural education in Pakistan and the rest of the world.
• Conduct mid-level teacher training. Gather faculty members from 20 (+-) schools of architecture to be jointly instructed by, foreign and local instructors.
• Establish links with other local and foreign uni¬versities through faculty exchange programmes and lecture series.
• Explore dual degree programmes such as 3+2 and 3+2+1, to tackle the ‘mushroom growth’ phenom-enon being experienced by many Asian countries.
• Design a sustainable model of awards and scholarships for educationists and students, in order to highlight the significant contributions of the academia in architectural education.
• Introduce supplementary courses such as archi¬tectural photography and journalism to broaden career options for the students.
• Launch a magazine comprising student thesis pro¬jects from architecture schools across Pakistan.
• Setup a database of experts for students searching for external thesis advisors.
• Create a website to share objectives, curricu¬lum and handouts amongst all the architectural schools.
• Facilitate juror training.
• Scholarships for educationists and students, in order to highlight the significant contributions of the academia in architectural education.
• Introduce supplementary courses such as archi¬tectural photography and journalism to broaden career options for the students.
• Launch a magazine comprising student thesis pro¬jects from architecture schools across Pakistan.
• Setup a database of experts for students searching for external thesis advisors.
• Create a website to share objectives, curricu¬lum and handouts amongst all the architectural schools.
• Facilitate juror training.