Teaching timber design in interdisciplinary settings
1The University of British Columbia (Canada), 2TU München (Germany), 3University of Bath (UK)
Educating the Architects and Engineers of the future about the opportunities and challenges when building with timber is an essential requirement for the continued success of timber structures. Therefore, timber building design should be embedded in the mainstream curricula for Architectural and Engineering undergraduate students. The Mini-Symposium will cover topics from teaching timber design in Engineering and Architectural Faculties with an emphasis on interdisciplinary courses, design-build projects, and competitions as well as continuing education offerings. The symposium will further provide a platform to discuss the need for Industry input in University teaching and research and to dissimilate knowledge about modern “learner-centred” teaching approaches that stimulate student participation and learning such as Flipped-Classroom approaches.
Submit an abstract to this mini-symposium here.