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Dipping Our Toes...’: A Qualitative Interview- based View of UK Architecture Graduates in Practice

Authors: Tessa Baird , Anna Holder , James Wakeford

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    Dipping Our Toes...’: A Qualitative Interview- based View of UK Architecture Graduates in Practice

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This paper uses graphical diagramming to examine interviews with a number of Part II graduates in the UK. The intention of the project was to instigate a critical environment where experiences of graduates re-entering architectural practice, at this very particular stage in their career, could be shared and analysed. This process was undertaken in order to actively describe the position of graduates in the profession, in particular looking at the values and frustrations they experience or ascribe to mainstream architectural practice. The paper details the processes of the research, in particular documenting the emergent analysis technique of mapping and coding that was developed for this project. Some key observations from the interviews are described, which inform a series of questions, aimed at introducing an informed critical reflexivity to graduate work, and at potential changes that might be introduced to mainstream architectural practice.

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Baird, T. & Holder, A. & Wakeford, J., (2008) “Dipping Our Toes...’: A Qualitative Interview- based View of UK Architecture Graduates in Practice”, field 2(1), 95–110.

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02 Oct 2008
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