Sustainable Architecture Education in Kuwait University and the Impact of the Society in the Learning Process

By Ameera H. Al-Hassan and Steve Dudek.

Published by Journal of the World Universities Forum

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Architectural Education plays a fundamental role in training future building designers. Currently buildings consume approximately 50 percent of the Worlds resources. To reduce this demand, the role of sustainable education needs to be examined. This paper aims at displaying current Sustainable Architecture Education in Kuwait University, reflecting on the expected role of the society in achieving Sustainable Development and redirecting the educational process. It begins with examining the curriculum of Kuwait University in terms of building the undergraduates sustainable awareness. Then it will display the results of surveying current environmental awareness of the Kuwaiti society. And finally it will provide recommendations around ways of developing Kuwait University curriculum and environmental awareness of the society.

Keywords: Sustainable Architecture Education Sustainable Development, Kuwait

Journal of the World Universities Forum, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp.21-28. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 651.687KB).

Ameera H. Al-Hassan

PhD Student, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, University of Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumbria, UK

Main research focus: ways of improving Schools of Architecture’s syllabi to raise undergraduates’ awareness towards achieving Sustainable Development. I am interested in Schools of Architecture in the Arabian world especially, since they need to examine their existing architecture education and their future education plans. Also my research interests include better training of the architects as professionals, improving the public’s awareness of the built environment and the role of policy makers.

Dr. Steve Dudek

Doctor, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, University of Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumbria, UK

Lecturer in Building Science. Interested in tutoring and research at Newcastle University. Research focus includes The Detection And Evaluation Of Thermal Defects In Building Construction, The Design And Evaluation Of Cavity Walls In Frame Construction, Numerical Modelling Of Urban Micro Climate, An Investigation Into The Insitu ‘U’ Values Of Wall Constructions, and other topics.

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