Teaching is an opportunity to learn.
By working with community and industry partners via sponsored studios, design thinking incubators and design-build projects, design students are more engaged in the learning process. John Hejduk once noted, “It’s not building per se. It’s building worlds.” Learning to think, learning to listen, learning to communicate, learning to collaborate, learning to adapt, and learning to fail are all essential ingredients to that process. The architectural works that emerge from these facilitated projects are often surprising and innovative responses appropriate to the design problem at hand.