إيمان محمد عيد عطية , محمد إبراهيم محمد إبراهيم
قسم الهندسة المعمارية – كلية الهندسة – شبين الكوم – جامعة المنوفية
The practice of the architectural profession witnessed a lot of change during the past years, which requires
necessary changes in the learning process. Therefore there is a need for more published researches and
practical experiments about architectural education and its practice.
Architectural education is considered a branch of engineering education, that concerns studying
architectural subjects, and aims to prepare and qualify the architect to acquire knowledge and skills which
induces creativity in order to meet the requirements of the society. In addition, the architectural education
system is integrated by self learning and the increase of architectural thought, which is built by the
student's observation, exploration and perception.
The importance of architectural education buildings is represented in the place which facilitates a proper
enclosure for the educational activity, and also grants well equipped methods to achieve the best results.
Thus, architectural education buildings are considered a main element in the educational system, while
they represent the tool, which reflects the philosophy and the goals of the educational process.
Furthermore, the building should contain all of the functional spaces required, as missing any of these
spaces, or the lack of their sufficiency leads to a disablement of the educational activity which takes place
in such spaces. Space elements and interior furnishings as well, shouldn’t be less considered than space
There is an obvious insufficiency in many architectural education buildings, which places a lot of
obstacles before the development processes. Moreover, the architectural departments lack many spaces, as
all the attention has been directed to: “WHAT” the student studies, and it doesn't concern much
“WHERE” and “HOW” he studies. Therefore, it is needed to highlight the importance of architectural
education buildings, as they represent the physical enclosure which contains the educational process and
influences the architect during the time of his thought formation.
The problem of this research is represented in the insufficiency of architectural education buildings in
Egypt, which disables them from achieving their functional requirements, while the insufficiency of those
buildings also affects the architectural character of the graduate who spends years exchanging influence
with them. Thus, generations of graduates who deal with such buildings become less qualified and
incapable of being creative. So, the research aims to focus on those buildings as a significant element in