What Is The Value Of Architecture Schools and Their Research?

Cambridge University's school of architecture may be closed because it's research is deemed inadequate.
November 30, 2004, 7am PST | Zvi Leve
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A group of Britain's leading architects describe proposals to close Cambridge University's much-respected department of architecture as "an act of extraordinary folly." Architecture has been taught at Cambridge since 1912 and has consistently achieved the highest ratings for teaching and research in the country, yet the department has failed to meet the university's research standards. The method used to evaluate research quality does not recognize the research embodied in the act of architectural design.
[Editor's note: Also see the related article "Architects attack 'philistine' move by Cambridge" ]

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Published on Monday, November 29, 2004 in The Guardian Unlimited
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