Fall or spring. 1 credit. Prerequisite: B.Arch. and M.Arch. students whose architectural internships are in a country other than that of their citizenship or prior work experience. Students with summer internships formally enroll in the course during the fall semester after their internship, but must submit approved independent study and ISSO forms during the spring semester prior to the internship and after obtaining an internship offer. Students with part-time fall or spring internships enroll in the course during their internship semester and must submit approved independent study and ISSO forms immediately after obtaining an internship offer. Students with internships during a leave of absence must formally enroll in the course during the semester immediately following their leave, but must submit approved independent study and ISSO forms during the semester immediately prior to the internship and after obtaining an internship offer.
Independent study. Promotes an understanding of the cultural assumptions we bring to the work environment and the effects of cultural differences on the ways in which architecture is practiced. A 5-10 page paper relates the experience of the internship to one or more texts approved by the instructor. Course may be taken more than once, but a maximum of 1 credit may be used to fulfill departmental free elective distribution requirement.
* This independent study course is useful for international students seeking internships in the U.S. under the Curricular Practical Training program.
Go to the Office of Global Learning International Services site, read all their information on CPT, and complete this form (pdf).
1. Fill in internship information (training program).
2A. Check this one. For course name and number: ARCH 5203 Multicultural Work Environments. Semester: Fall or Spring 20XX.
Signature: Find architecture faculty member willing to sign form as instructor of course (e-mail Prof. Ochshorn for information).
To enroll in Independent Study for curricular practical training, please fill out an Independent Study form. B.Arch students can use this one (pdf) and M.Arch. students can use this one (pdf). Return the form to AAP Student Services (email@example.com).
If you are working with Prof. Ochshorn, the form should incorporate the following information:
Request 1 credit in ARCH 5203 Multicultural Work Environments
S/U Grade for the Fall (or Spring) semester 20XX.
Description of Study and Explanation of Goals:
This independent study will allow me to explore the issues of professional practice as it exists in a culture different from that of my citizenship.
Give a brief preliminary list of resources and references:
I will be required to read a book dealing with the issue of professional practice. Possible texts include [list 1-3 examples here, final choice can be determined later]:
Law for Architects: What You Need to Know / Robert F. Herrmann
The Business of Design: Balancing Creativity and Profitability / Keith Granet
The ethical architect : the dilemma of contemporary practice / Tom Spector
Design professionals and the built environment : an introduction / edited by Paul Knox and Peter Ozolins
In the scheme of things : alternative thinking on the practice of architecture / Thomas R. Fisher
Ethics and the practice of architecture / Barry Wasserman, Patrick Sullivan, Gregory Palermo
From craft to profession the practice of architecture in nineteenth-century America / Mary N. Woods
Professional practice 101 : a compendium of business and management strategies in architecture / Andy Pressman
Reconstructing architecture : critical discourses and social practices / Thomas A. Dutton and Lian Hurst Mann, editors
Building community : a new future for architecture education and practice : a special report / Ernest L. Boyer and Lee D. Mitgang
The ADA in practice / Deborah S. Kearney
Architects and their practices : a changing profession / Martin Symes, Joanna Eley, Andrew D. Seidel
Mastering Architecture: Becoming a Creative Innovator in Practice / Leon van Schaik
Competing Globally in Architecture Competitions / G. Stanley Collyer
Is it all About Image?: How PR works in Architecture / Laura Iloniemi
Which distribution requirement is this course intended to satisfy?
Free departmental elective.
What will be produced as a result of this study?
5-10 page paper discussing the chosen text in relation to the experience of the summer internship. In other words, the paper will outline the main ideas in the selected text, and compare those ideas or points with my own experience in the internship.
Describe the supervision expected:
Initial meeting to discuss choice of text; final meeting to discuss ideas for paper is optional.
Instructor can sign this form.
Important note: Paper is due and must be turned in immediately after the internship is completed (e.g., prior to the fall term for summer internships).
You may take the course more than once, but only the first credit hour earned will count towards graduation requirements.