Education for the mission of an architect-town planner

Jan Komrska


An architect as a town planner should carry out their work for the benefit of applying architecture in society – mainly in towns and villages. Education concerning this mission should include something from the original sense of architecture, thus from times of antique, the middle ages and new ages. The school of those times was not of strictly utilitarian matters and this non-utilitarian matter or the other way round but something more than just utilitarity should be common in architecture. In this sense, to search for the differences in education of an architect, a specialist for buildings, and a town planner, a specialist for town plannign, seems to be something too utilitarian.

Keywords: town planner, mission, urban design, utilitarianism, education, architect