CACB Research Committee Releases Phase 1 Report
As the primary organization for architectural certification and accreditation in Canada, the CACB is uniquely positioned to lead research initiatives that help academic and professional sectors interpret matters of shared concern.
The critical issues facing architecture today demand trans-generational and trans-sectorial approaches: advancing climate justice and social justice; opening and diversifying the profession and its leadership; designing for inclusion; advancing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action; supporting interns in the path to licensure; and more.
“Assembling facts and best practices not only establishes baselines but also helps strategize and mobilize ways forward, while discovering exciting opportunities,” said Lisa Landrum, Chair of the CACB Research Committee. “I’m proud to be part of this effort toward creating more just, sustainable, and transformational pedagogies, processes, and built environments.”
Some topics explored in the first phase of the project were shifts in application data, degrees awarded, gender balance, and enrollment from undergraduate through graduate studies. The committee also tracked Student Performance Criteria (SPCs) to look at shifts in those criteria, but also map the most and least failed SPCs.
As a result, the committee was able to make preliminary observations and have identified areas for further study. Some of these areas include the ambition to bring an equity lens to the consideration of faculty compliment, curriculum, and other programmatic requirements, while other areas of further study will pertain to the closer analysis of evaluation and success in specific student performance criteria.
“Thank you to the present and past committee members, professional and academic volunteers, students, and the dedicated support staff of CACB in facilitating this important process,” Landrum said.
For a summary of first phase research, preliminary findings, and Phase 1 report, please view or download the document below.