Valuable Inputs Shared through Crit Sessions with UIAM Students
Critique design sessions are the essential components of architectural learning. Through this session, students have gained many valuable inputs, especially from the crit panellists, normally consisting of professional practitioners and academia members. It is also an avenue for the students to exchange ideas and knowledge with the practitioners in regard to the latest trends and practices in the industry.
NRY Architects has been invited to be part of these crit sessions again by the Architecture Department of KAED, UIAM, twice this year, in the months of April and July. Representing NRY Architects, Ts. Hazim Azami, our Head of BIM, has spent almost a day observing, listening and eventually sharing his thoughts about the students’ design work. The first crit and final crit sessions involved the third-year students of BSc Arch or Part 1 programme, where they were tasked to design a mobility discovery centre located in Kuah, Langkawi.
As Malaysia is in the endemic phase now, the teaching and learning process at UIAM has resumed to normal/face-to-face mode. All of the students, panellists and faculty members meet for the crit session in the studio, with everyone wearing facial masks. The sessions ended with a group photo opportunity of all invited panellists. As usual, we bid full colours to the students, as the crit session was instrumental in their final mark assessment.