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A comparative study of horizontal and vertical architectural design studio management in IIUM

Abdul Rahim, Asiah and Abdullah, Fadzidah and Wok, Saodah (2010) A comparative study of horizontal and vertical architectural design studio management in IIUM. In: IIUM Research, Innovation & Invention Exhibition (IRIIE 2010), 26 - 27 January 2010, Kuala Lumpur.

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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 would have some disadvantages as its introduction has not been properly tested and securitised prior to its implementation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 3061/22683
Uncontrolled Keywords: IRIIE 2010, architectural design, IIUM
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Mrs. Wan Salwati Wan Salleh
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2012 11:21
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2012 11:21
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/22683

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