Architectural Practice, Education and Research: on Learning from Cambridge





Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing


This paper reports firstly on the interrelated roles of architectural practice, education and research and focuses on the unique contribution of the Cambridge School in this area. The following section presents the drawbacks derived from a research assessment exercise where architecture was no longer considered an academic subject to be developed in a research intensive university and, finally, concludes that architecture in Cambridge succeeded in spite of its problems, not in the absence of them, which suggests strongly that other European architectural schools can learn from it.

How to Cite

Krüger, M. (2013). Architectural Practice, Education and Research: on Learning from Cambridge. Docomomo Journal, (49), 64–69.




Author Biography

Mário Krüger, University of Coimbra

Full Professor at the University of Coimbra, was a member of the Centre for Land Use and Built Form Studies at the University of Cambridge, which in 1978 awarded him a PhD in the area of architectural and urban morphology. He was head of Department of Town Planning at the University of Brasília, 1980–1982, and of the Department of Architecture at the University of Coimbra, 1998–2001.


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