RIBA Publication Features Contribution from HPA Director, Zoe Hooton

A new book published by the Royal Institute of British Architects [RIBA] features contributions from HPA Chartered Architects’ Director and Architect, Zoe Hooton.  ‘Defining Contemporary Professionalism: For Architects in Practice and Education’, edited by Alan Jones and Rob Hyde, offers a series of curated essays by high-profile architecture and design leaders and educators on the topic of professionalism.HPA Chartered Architects Contemporary Professionalism

The book focuses on delivering the increased professional skills curriculum content within architecture schools as set by the RIBA. With an introduction by the Editors, this book explores what contemporary professionalism within architecture is, and its future; encouraging the current and future profession to address professionalism across the architecture and design industries as a whole.

HPA Chartered Architects’ Director, Zoe Hooton has written a chapter on the gap between education and architecture practice and the needs of students and mentors in practice.

Zoe’s experience is a result of HPA’s commitment to years of training students and participating the RIBA Mentoring scheme. HPA Chartered Architects has a close relationship with a number of Architecture Schools and is eagerly anticipating the opening of the new architecture school at Lancaster University.  Zoe is also a professional studies advisor to the RIBA Part 3 course which is the final qualification required by architects.

The publication was released in September 2019 and coincided with the start of Alan Jones’ presidency of the RIBA. The book can be ordered online directly, from the RIBA website.

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