Bojan Tepavčević


Technology advancements have profound impact on design thinking in architecture, professional practice and architectural education. New models of representation, along with computational design thinking and innovative approaches in digital fabrication bring new demands for the rethinking of educational pedagogy for the new generation of architects in the digital age. While learning by making has been deeply rooted in the process of architectural education, digital modes of design, representation and manufacturing reconcile the dual nature of design process that has traditionally oscillated between drawing and making, visual and material. In this paper, the relationship between making process in design-led research and other aspects that challenge architectural education are analyzed and described. Along with emerging trends in this topic, current design-led research position and strategies at some Australasia schools of architecture are presented.


How to Cite
Tepavčević, B. (2017) “Design thinking models for architectural education”, The Journal of Public Space, 2(3), pp. 67–72. doi: 10.5204/jps.v2i3.115.
Chapter II
Author Biography

Bojan Tepavčević, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning

Bojan Tepavčević is an architect and an Associate Professor at the University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Department of Architecture and Urbanism, where he teaches courses in computational design and architectural representation. He is also co-founder of Digital Design Center and the head of the master’s program “Digital Techniques, Design and Production in Architecture and Urbanism” at the University of Novi Sad.
He was awarded the International Trimo Research Award in Ljubljana in 2011, for his PhD dissertation about the influence of geometric representation of space on contemporary architecture. He is a coauthor of the book “Architectural Scale Models in the Digital Age: Design and Manufacturing“ (Springer Vienna 2013), as well as the author of many research papers in the field of contemporary architectural theory of design, computational design and advanced modelling strategies in architecture.