The School of Architecture’s recruitment panel visits the degree show

Cooperation and business

On Tuesday 9 August, the School of Architecture’s recruitment panel paid a visit to this summer’s degree show. There were discussions, assessments were exchanged, photographs were taken of the many projects, and quite a few business cards changed hands.

The participants in the recruitment panel represent some of the industries, which usually recruit Architecture graduates. The recruitment panel advise the Rector about course content, this helping to target the students’ professional qualifications, so they match the needs of the labour market and satisfy industries’ demand for the latest knowledge. Their assessment of the level of the degree projects is an essential and valuable parameter in KADK’s work of ensuring high quality and relevance in its programmes.

Projects in line with society
Peter Thule Kristensen, Head of Subject in the School of Architecture served as a guide on a tour of the 162 architecture projects, a guided tour that involved lively discussions and an exchange of professional points of view among the participants. They were generally satisfied, seeing the development, which this years degree projects reflect: a greater transparency in the dissemination of individual projects, and far more graduates basing their work on important, current societal challenges: for example, climate change, sustainability and recycling of materials, development of decaying rural communities etc.

“Compared to previous years, the projects have become more targeted at current social issues. The projects seem more relevant, and the dissemination is better. They are no longer quite so esoteric. It is great to see inspiration for everyday architecture. For example, one graduate worked on strategies for the building stock in the suburbs, which is particularly relevant to Copenhagen’s neighbouring municipalities.”
Lone Feifer, Velux

The recruitment panel consists of:

The architect Tina Saaby, MAA, City Architect for the City of Copenhagen (Chairperson)
The architect Lone Feifer, MAA, Programme Director for Sustainable Construction in the Velux group
The civil engineer, Martin Manthorpe, Director of Strategy and Business Development in NCC
The architect, Kasper Guldager Jensen, MAA, Senior Partner 3XN and CEO of GXN
The architect, Signe Cold, MAA, co-founder of the studio, Entasis

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