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Sustainable development through Architecture Education

My Research on Architecture education in Asia will sure give us a chance to plan better tomorrow and talk about the Future of the Past .

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Explain your project idea (2,000 characters)

My Research on Architecture education in Asia will sure give us a chance to plan better tomorrow and talk about the Future of the Past in terms of Sustainable Development. Designing more than One MillionSquare Feet area prioritizing Passive Architecture has been key concern and main area of Focus.
Area of focus will be Social Responsibility towards architecture and creating awareness about sensitivity towards Sustainable Environment.
I anticipate that my Research on improving Architecture Education in Asia will enable us to create awareness in the field of Architecture and Technology and enable Architects to plan for better tomorrow.

The title of the Project will be “ Architecture Education in Asia”.

The research is originating from the indigenous context and environment.
The area of focus will be the following issues:
• The Special Issues of Asian Learners
• The Neglects in the Current Curriculum
• Clarification of Terms Architectural Discourse
• Acquiring Skills Before Going Forward Towards Creativity
• Situational Design
• Community Design
• Climate Responsive Design
• Hands on Experiential Learning
• The Studio Culture and the Design of the Teaching Studio

Keywords:
Situational Design, Climate Responsive Design, Social responsibility, Sustainable Development

Who are the beneficiaries? (1,000 characters)

The beneficiaries are communities , societies and metropolitan cities which will be eco cities developed on the basis of sustainable urbanisation.

How is your idea unique? (1,000 characters)

My Research on Architecture education in Asia will sure give us a chance to plan better tomorrow and talk about the Future of the Past in terms of Sustainable Development. Designing more than One MillionSquare Feet area prioritizing Passive Architecture has been key concern and main area of Focus.
Area of focus will be Social Responsibility towards architecture and creating awareness about sensitivity towards Sustainable Environment.
I anticipate that my Research on improving Architecture Education in Asia will enable us to create awareness in the field of Architecture and Technology and enable Architects to plan for better tomorrow.

The title of the Project will be “ Architecture Education in Asia”.

The research is originating from the indigenous context and environment.
The area of focus will be the following issues:
• The Special Issues of Asian Learners
• The Neglects in the Current Curriculum
• Clarification of Terms Architectural Discourse
• Acquiring Skills

Idea Proposal Stage (choose one)

  • Full Scale Roll Out: I have already tested and scaled this idea significantly with the intended user base.

Tell us more about your organization/company (1 sentence and website URL)

Comsats Institute of Information &Technology, Lahore
      6th Jan 2014 to date
Teaching Energy and Environment to students of Bachelor of Architecture and promoting and encouraging interest in the areas of sustainable development, and communication of the relevance in everyday life has been my aim in the last 3 years Working as , Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture and Design .

Expertise in sector

  • 3-5 years

Organization Filing Status

  • Yes, we are a registered company.

In 3-4 sentences, tell us the inspiration or story that encouraged you to start this project.

Globally it is a dire need of time to make buildings socially , environmentally and economically sustainable.

Please explain how your selected topic areas are influenced, in the local context of your project (1,000 characters).

I have been teaching Energy and Environment to students of Bachelor of Architecture and promoting and encouraging interest in the areas of sustainable development among Students to that they cam plan a better future prioritizing passive architecture.
Sustainability presents great challenges for Architecture profession. Sustainability enables us to use our resources wisely so that we can save the most for our future generations.It is our social responsibility as architects to ensure that our proposals are energy efficient in terms of resouces and maintainence.During the course of Project new curriculum and ways of teaching will be derived to create awareness.

It is significantly important to educate Architects at all levels about ecological balance and sensitivity towards environment. Considering Global warming and pollution and earth being the only planet for our survival it is essential to educate future generations to be kind and save earth.

Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (1,000 characters)

Teaching Energy and Environment to students of Bachelor of Architecture and promoting and encouraging interest in the areas of sustainable development, and communication of the relevance in everyday life has been my aim in the last 3 years Working as , Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture and Design at Comsats IIT, Lahore Campus. Coordinating and conducting Architecture Technologies.
• Building Construction Techniques
• Professional Practice
• Sustainable and Green Architecture
• Social responsibility of an Architect
• Indigenous and Vernacular Architecture
• Smart Buildings
• Earthquake and Floor Resilient Buildings
• Bio mimicry Architecture
• Building Information Management System
• Designing on Contours
• Indigenous Materials and Vernacular Architecture
The curriculum will focus on how to Improve living Conditions, Resilient infrastructure , Sustainable Development , Promotion of local crafts of the region . This will provide immaculate opportunities.

Please share some of the top strengths identified in the community which your project will serve (500 characters)

The Focus of my research will be how Architecture Education lead to the following:

• Sustainable Development and Better environment
• Sustainable Infrastructure
• Sustainable Development Challenges in Developing Countries
I assure you that this Platform we will be able to fight with all the challenges .
“Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations “
Gro Brundtland Reprt 1987

Geographic Focus

Pakistan and then ARCASIA which is a council of 21 member countries of Asis

How many months are required for the project idea? (500 characters)

This project has started and it will take another year to see the results.

Did you submit this idea to our 2017 BridgeBuilder Challenge? (Y/N)

  • No
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Dear Maira
hello, and congrats on a really interesting project. Some of the themes you’re looking at overlap fairly well with ours, although not directly based on architecture but on heritage instead. We are also trying to address some of the gaps in the school curriculum , especially in Jordan with regards to how history is presented, narrated, and using heritage to foster capacity-building and create vocations. Do you think there's a chance of impacting this curriculum at a national level? Have you encountered some resistance against such change?
Looking forward to seeing your project develop!
Best
Scott @Turquoise Mountain

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Team

Thank you ! The change in curriculum is well received at national and international
level and some of the topics mentioned in my project are already part of Architecture curriculum . Looking forward working with you . Regards!

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