Saturday, March 5, 2011
The Future for Architects? Who Will Design Our Buildings in 2025?
NEW STUDY INTO THE FUTURE OF PRACTICE
Authors: Dickon Robinson, Chair Building Futures; Claire Jamieson, Building Futures; John Worthington, DEGW; Caroline Cole, Colander.
In this study, Building Futures sets out to explore the future role of architects, asking: who will design our buildings in 2025; what roles will those trained in architecture be doing then; and how will architectural practice have changed as a result? Through a series of one-to-one interviews and round table sessions the study aims to examine the breadth of those who shape the built environment: including traditional architects and those working in expanded fields of practice, as well as clients, consultants and contractors. The resulting speculations should be an opportunity for discussion and interrogation- an exploration of the imminent changes likely to affect the industry over the next 15 years.