Bridging the Gap in Architectural Education
26 July 2023
Convener & Moderator:
Ar. Tan Bee Eu
Azari Mat Yasir (UTM Malaysia), Ida Marlina Mazlan (UCSI University), Assoc Prof Dr. Chong Keng Hua (Singapore University of Technology and Science), Ar Razin Mahmood (Razin Architects Sdn Bhd), and Ar Dr Mohd Zulhemlee An (ADA Architects Sdn Bhd)
DATUM:EDU on July 26th was convened and moderated by Ar. Tan Bee Eu, brought together leading educators and practitioners to discuss ways to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical applications. The diverse panel of distinguished speakers presented their views included Azari Mat Yasir, Ida Marlina Mazlan, Assoc Prof Dr. Chong Keng Hua, Ar Razin Mahmood, and Ar Dr Mohd Zulhemlee An offered invaluable insights into various facets of architectural education, ranging from its historical transition and current challenges to employers’ expectations from fresh graduates. Ar Dr Mohd Zulhemlee An, from ADA Architects Sdn Bhd, provided a thought-provoking discourse on addressing the capacities gap in architectural education. His presentation underscored the need for a well-balanced integration of theory and practice, while emphasizing the significance of fostering collaboration between academic and architectural expertise.
This session fueled the conversation about the future of architectural education, inspiring attendees, and reaffirming the importance of shaping competent architects to meet the profession’s demands