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A comparative study of horizontal and vertical architectural design studio management

Abdullah, Fadzidah and Abdul Rahim, Asiah and Wok, Saodah (2010) A comparative study of horizontal and vertical architectural design studio management. Journal of The World Universities Forum, 3 (1). pp. 1-20. ISSN 1835-2030

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Abstract

The Department of Architecture, Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design (KAED), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), had had conducted a horizontal studio management system for the last 11 years of its operation. The same system has also been used by most of the schools of architecture through out the globe. However, due to the increasing numbers of students, and shortage of lecturers, the department had some difficulties in managing the smooth running of architectural design studio teaching. Therefore, the department resolves such problems by introducing a new vertical studio management system, which commenced in December 2008. The implementation of vertical studio system is for the purpose of improving both lecturers-students interaction, and students’ learning capabilities. This research aims to compare the strengths, weaknesses, and effectiveness of two (2) systems of studio management: Horizontal and Vertical Studio Management. With support of survey and interview, this research mainly utilizes action research, in which personal experience of academic staff and students in dealing with both horizontal and vertical studio management systems is documented. It is expected that the new vertical system have some disadvantages as its introduction has not been properly tested and securitised prior to its implementation.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2936/1104
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vertical Studio, Horizontal Studio, Architectural Education, Design Studio, Studio Management
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Fadzidah Abdullah
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2011 14:34
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2011 14:35
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1104

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