Less Talk More Action: Conscious Shifts in Architectural Education

What Did it Cost?

Fall Conference Proceedings

Author(s): Ashley Bigham

Over drinks and hors d’oeuvres at the 107th Annual ACSA conference in Pittsburgh, an interesting conversation emerged among several young faculty members who teach at different public institutions. While reflecting on presentations of design projects each had seen earlier in the day, a common recurring question emerged: “What did it cost?” While each presentation had beautifully articulated the formal, aesthetic or material ambitions of its project, very few mentioned how much the projects had cost. Actually, none did.


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