Closing the Gap in Architecture Education – Interview with DesignX Accelerator
Do you want to get into the heads of the top initiators and performers from the architectural community? If so, we heartily welcome you to Archipreneur Insights! In this interview series, we talk to the leaders and key players who have created outstanding work and projects within the fields of architecture, building and development. Get to know how they did it and learn how you could do the same for your own business and projects.
This week’s interview is with Gilad Rosenzweig, the executive director of DesignX – the venture accelerator of the MIT School of Architecture and Planning, that we introduced to you in last week’s article “How Startup Accelerator DesignX Turns Architecture Students into Entrepreneurs”.
There has always been something of a gap between architectural education and practice. This is no secret for the architectural community and we have heard it in our interview series Archipreneur Insights over and over: both employers and students feel that architecture schools do not adequately prepare students for professional life.
The School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) at MIT is breaking this pattern with their newly launched entrepreneurship accelerator DesignX. It helps architecture students become archipreneurs while still at school by providing a platform for developing business models, pitching and funding projects.
Continue reading to learn how this program can help students make the critical leap from project to startup.
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