When Mexican architects create the future, they have a story to tell
Mexico’s architectural designers are creating the future.
But they also have a tale to tell.
The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) is now offering a full-time, full-year program for aspiring architects in Mexico City.
It is called “The Architectural Story” and it involves two months of full-day instruction and internships in architecture.
It will be offered in the spring.
“I don’t want to say I’m doing it for money, but I’m trying to create a bridge between the young architects in this country and the traditional architecture profession, so we can bring more knowledge of architecture to young people in this world,” said Antonio García, the head of UNAM’s department of architecture.
The program will be led by UNAM president Miguel Ángel Perez.
It is not a full program, García said.
It’s a little part of the overall UNAM program, but it is not an actual part of what UNAM does.
“We don’t need the money to do it,” he said.
“We’re not looking for a lot of money.
We need to do something that will help young architects.”
The first half of the program will give students a chance to learn about Mexican architecture, while the second half will provide them with the tools to build their own projects.
“The goal is to give students the skills necessary to do well in the world of architecture, so they can create better projects and better lives,” García told CBC News.
The curriculum includes a theoretical design course, a practical design course and a construction course.
The second half of training includes hands-on projects with architects.
García says the first half will focus on building a house in Mexico, while a second half focused on the use of building materials and materials used in Mexico.
The first program was announced in September.
UNAM says the program is a “first step in a long process that will make UNAM a leading institution of the Mexican architecture profession.”