Design Education

Is Architecture What They’re Really Teaching Us?

I decided to study architecture to help improve the conditions of my city and country. However, after arriving at university, I quickly realized that humanity was far from the focus of my studies.

I decided to study architecture to help improve the conditions of my city and country. However, after arriving at university, I quickly realized that humanity was far from the focus of my studies.

Nine of Taliesin West’s Most Iconic Student Shelters

The student-designed desert shelters at Taliesin West, which began in 1938 with John Lautner's lean-to and continue today, provide a window into architecture's evolving relationship with the natural environment.

The student-designed desert shelters at Taliesin West, which began in 1938 with John Lautner’s lean-to and continue today, provide a window into architecture’s evolving relationship with the natural environment.

Student Designs Self-Navigating Fashion Line for the Blind

Parsons School of Design and AARP's "Disrupt Aging Design Challenge" asks students to design solutions for older clients. Camila Chiriboga's winning design helps blind wearers navigate the world, fashionably.

Parsons School of Design and AARP’s “Disrupt Aging Design Challenge” asks students to design solutions for older clients. Camila Chiriboga’s winning design helps blind wearers navigate the world, fashionably.

Social Design: A Discipline In Its Own Right

Cheryl Heller, the founding chair of the MFA in Design for Social Innovation at SVA, explains why "social design" needs its own graduate-level program, now more than ever.

Cheryl Heller, the founding chair of the MFA in Design for Social Innovation at SVA, explains why “social design” needs its own graduate-level program, now more than ever.

Deborah Berke on Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion Map

For our inaugural "Noteworthy" column, in which an architect or designer reflects on an object that has inspired them, Deborah Berke discusses Buckminster Fuller's remarkable Dymaxion Map.

For our inaugural “Noteworthy” column, in which an architect or designer reflects on an object that has inspired them, Deborah Berke discusses Buckminster Fuller’s remarkable Dymaxion Map.