Sandra Burnell will be conducting a seminar as part of the University of Toronto, Master of Architecture Program titled, Professional Practice on October 17, 2018.
COURSE CODE: ARC 3052Y
COURSE TITLE: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
PREREQUISITE COURSES: Course is offered in Year 3 of the Graduate Architecture Program
CLASSROOM LOCATION: Room 200
M 12pm – 3pm
W 12pm – 3pm
This course provides an introduction to management principles and practices employed in
a range of architectural offices and studio’s today. The course explores the contractual
process between client and architect, and between client and builder, and examines how
these contractual relationships impact on practice. The approach to the material is largely
based on first principle lectures and case studies with participation from a range of
professionals either directly or indirectly associated with the practice of architecture
The overall objective is to expose students to issues involved in professional practice by
combining the discussion of practice in theory with the actual experiences of architects and
other professionals. It is essential to understand the complexity and cadence of practice
and how it relates to the process of actually creating buildings.
The orientation of the course demonstrates the idea of practice in the service of
architecture, rather than the reverse.
By the end of this course a student will have an understanding of a range of issues related
to architectural practice.
The objectives of this course are to;
- provide exposure to issues in an architectural practice
- to provide students with the information to allow them to develop an awareness of the architects’ professional ethics
- to provide students with the information to allow them to develop an awareness an architects’ legal responsibilities
- to make students aware of practice scope and services
- to make students aware of the professional internship process
- to provide exposure to the issues of professional risks and liability
- to provide students with opportunities through role playing in assignments to provide advice to clients as architects