10.03.03 Everybody’s Issue
One year ago this weekend, the 2002 National Summit on Architectural Internship took place at the University of Oklahoma. The Summit was organized by ArchVoices as a means of ensuring continued focus and progress toward the goals established by the 1999 Internship Summit and subsequent Collateral Internship Task Force (CITF).
Today, we are pleased to announce the official release of a print publication titled Architectural Internship: Everybody’s Issue, based on the 2002 Summit. The 40-page publication is as much a record as it is a roadmap for what can and should happen between now and the 2005 Internship Summit. Although ArchVoices is fully committed to realizing the next Summit, we are equally, if not more, focused on what happens in the interim. Among many other things, the ArchVoices Essay Competition, ArchVoices/NAC Internship & Career Survey, and this new publication demonstrate that commitment.
We believe that anyone who seriously cares about the future of this profession also has to care about internship. Accordingly, anyone who wants to learn more about the many issues associated with internship can download the publication from our website for free.
Understanding that many people will more seriously engage a tangible publication than web-based material, we committed to professionally designing as well as actually printing the publication, despite the significantly increased expense. These limited copies will be mailed primarily to firm principals, state licensing board members, and national organization leaders–the people who are actually responsible for internship and IDP.
Naiveté comes in many forms. Young people often think they know everything, when their perspective is actually quite limited. But sometimes older, more experienced people also think they know everything, when their perspective is actually quite distant. Some of us need to take a step back, and some need to take a step forward. Like the 2002 Summit itself, this publication unites and will hopefully elicit many different perspectives. See for yourself.
The publication is structured around the eight sessions of the Summit, ranging from “Context” or background to “Frameworks” and “Benchmarks.” The latter two specifically relate to implementing the nine CITF recommendations. Additionally, a multitude of detailed recommendations and lingering questions formulated during the Summit are presented throughout the publication.
Other special features include participant quotes from various points throughout the process and actual event; one of the submissions to our ArchVoices Essay Competition, which provides constructive criticism of NCARB’s IDP; yet-unpublished data from the Internship & Career Survey; and much more. Links to additional web-based material are included at the close of each major section.
For more information on the contents as well as a selection of downloadable PDF files, click here.
Copies of the publication will be sent to approximately 5,000 key leaders in the profession–young and old. Additionally, PDF files of the entire publication and smaller sections can be downloaded and printed. To do so, click here.
We are especially grateful to the Design Futures Council for distributing the publication with its October issue of DesignIntelligence. Many other groups are assisting with the distribution on a smaller scale, including the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), which will make the publication available at its annual conference, Forum.
To request a print copy, simply send your mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Availability is limited.)
Architectural Internship: Everybody’s Issue was made possible by a generous grant from the Enkeboll Foundation for the Arts & Architecture as well as a grant from the AIAS.
The 2002 Internship Summit itself may have never happened without the leadership and vision of Dean Bob Fillpot from the University of Oklahoma. The Enkeboll Foundation also tops off the list of groups that sponsored the Summit, followed by the Design Futures Council, Gensler, Greenway Consulting, RTKL, The Laiserin Letter, and the University of Minnesota College of Architecture & Landscape Architecture.
Finally, the following media outlets provided crucial coverage of the event in one form or another: ACSA News, AIArchitect, the AIA Journal, Architecture, Architecture Boston, Architectural Record, ArchNewsNow, DesignArchitecture, and DesignIntelligence. Nearly two dozen firms and organizations also hosted presentations about the Summit.
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