I'm thinking of studying architecture myself... I'm looking for a school of architecture that would provide me with both art/design related and technical knowledge of architecture.
An education like the one you ask for above is ideal, at the end of it you can design and construct at the same time, saving time an money, eliminating along the way.
But is it possible.
There seems to be a general misconception that ucd ignores the technical aspects of design in favour of the artistic. Even in 1st year we are obliged to consider fully how our designs could be constructed.
We have set lectures on building technology, environmemtal science, and structures. There are also technical workshops once a week where we work out the constructional details of our design and complete working drawings.
Its interesting to hear a student architects opinion on "technical knowledge". But do you think the depth of study is enough? Are you shown the basics, so that your designs are somewhat realistic, or are they in depth enough that you could produce 1:5 construction details.
I worked with student architects on my final project this year. They were 3rd years students from bolton street. (Bolton street has always been known for being technical). They study all of the subjects you listed above. But the level of construction knowlege they are thought is less than expected.
Obviously i wouldn't judge every student like that but its a rough generalisation.
To get a professional workplace standard straight
out of college its gonna take 8 years and two courses.
otherwise you'll have to learn from practical and professional experience.