Architecture and Construction
Construction is the translation of ideas into reality. With the challenges that we face in our current environment, with climate change and social inequities, construction is more than just the resolution of a detail. It is in fact the intersection of social, cultural, economic, and environmental factors that shape the reality of our built environment. If architecture is the body of disciplinary knowledge, abstract and inquisitive, construction is its practicable parallel, interdisciplinary and operative: a set of interrelated decisions that bridge between the intellectual pursuits of our discipline – the big questions that we ask – and the very real and often subjective experiences of the spaces we craft. The Professorship of Architecture and Construction stands at this bridge. We investigate our cultural habits and traditions and how these translate into spatial and material practices.