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Interdisciplinary work and educating architects and structural engineers

ABSTRACT: Design of structural systems is a significant part of the architectural design process and it should always be taken as one of the major responsibilities of architects. In architectural education, the context of the courses on structural design should be arranged differently than in engineering education such that structural elements should integrate more into architectural design. If prospective architects are imposed to the idea that structural design is a fundamental part of their job, only then it is possible to result in a comprehensive design, comprising all the components in one successful system.