Architects and management : reflections on the education of architectural design managers

S. Emmitt, A.F.H.J. Otter, den

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Architectural management has evolved from a small number of seminal works published in the 1960s into an important knowledge domain. The domain is underpinned by a growing body of theoretical knowledge which is valued by practitioners for its contribution to the improvement of planning, design and execution of projects. There are, however, very few educational programmes that take architectural management as their main focus. The aim of this article is to review the development of architectural management by focusing on the output of the Architectural Design Management Systems (ADMS) technological designers programme at the University of Technology Eindhoven (TU/e) in the Netherlands. This unique professional doctorate programme allows trainees to develop their skills via a combination of university and practice based work. Over 75 in-company assignments produced by the trainees over the past decade were reviewed to identify pertinent issues for practitioners and educators and to identify future trends in architectural management. KEYWORDS: Applied research, Architectural management, Education, Knowledge domain, Practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalArchitecture science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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