- Written by Andrew Hernandez
A private company and a college team up for a new type of curriculum for architecture students that will enable them to think more creatively and become “makers.”
Design/bid/build is the framework we’re accustomed to in the beginning of a new project. But there seems to be a lot of missing parts. Architecture students are being turned into design geniuses, only to graduate into the cog of ill-functionality while lacking the basics of developing an articulated project from conception through construction. My company, A-INDUSTRIAL Design-Build, in conjunction with the Department of Architecture at Mt. San Antonio College, are providing a new type of curriculum for architecture students that will enable them to think and become “makers.” Makers are individuals who think and develop designs behind their set of fl oor plans. They have the mentality to understand complex components, assemblies, moving parts, constructibility and all prototyping behind just architectural design and model-making.