Expert reechoes importance of details in Architecture
Students of Architecture at Covenant University have once again been advised to pay attention to details which would give them an edge in the profession. They were also charged to take every course taught in school seriously as they would be needed in the nearest future.
Arc. (Mrs) Olajumoke Fasehun-Motesho, a Project Implementation Manager, Facilities, MTN Communications Nigeria Limited, gave the advice while delivering a paper titled, “The Role of the Architect in Project Management in the Telecommunications Industry,” at the Town and Gown seminar organised by the Department of Architecture of the university on November 10, 2016.
Arc. Fasehun-Motesho, who is also a Member of the Nigerian Institute of Architects, Project Management Professional and PRINCE 2 Practitioner, noted that the difference between category A and other categories of professionals is the attention to details
She stressed that, “Every course taught in school is important. You need to equip yourself in order to be the head of the team. Never stop learning, skills taught in Architecture schools amount to only about 35 percent maximum of what is actually required to carry out a successful Architectural practice while 65 percent is acquired over a life time.”
Architecture, she noted, goes beyond working in a firm. According to her, there are many other areas which include Project Management. “The concept of project is not alien to Architects as the end results of almost all our endevours are called ‘projects’. Your training prepares you to be a good project manager,” she explained, as she advised that they should get the required knowledge and certification.
The Head, Department of Architecture, Dr. Oluwole Alagbe, had earlier remarked that the Town and Gown interaction provided opportunity to learn from the industry. He stressed that it was a great opportunity to learn beyond the walls of the university. “You cannot learn everything in school. Therefore, it is a privilege to interact with the industry while in school,” he explained.