In this article ArchDaily lists the responses of their readers to the question “what do you wish you had learned in architecture school?”
The responses are as diverse as the profession of architecture is. Many responses where about the contrariness of theory and practice. Many professionals thought that architecture education fails to prepare the students for the real world, while educators believe that the technical courses restricted the architectural theory already enough. Many commenters asked for more focus on construction detailing which, in their opinion, one has to know to design a building. Some thought that the school should teach them the technical skills whereas others had the opinion that the school should teach a greater understanding of sociology and human psychology. Some commenters said that the school should not tell the student what to think but teach them to think critically. Schools should focus more on self-guided learning and encourage initiative. Some concerns where about not knowing how to run a business and how to deal with clients.