chapter  13
Architectural Education and Vernacular Building
ByHoward Davis
Pages 14

Introduction This chapter is about the idea that architecture schools might play a formative role in the education of people who will help guide the production of the vernacular architecture of the future. The academic study of vernacular architecture is important to this, but needs to contribute to a new kind of professional education, that sees professionals in quite a different way than contemporary architectural education does. In this new way, professionals are humbler, draw their knowledge from the situations in which they find themselves, and have deep respect for other professionals, builders, clients and members of communities. This requires an altogether new attitude towards professional education.