The „PBSA INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL IMPACT“ at the Peter Behrens School of Arts integrates practical teaching as a teaching method to strengthen the responsible behavior and to support the experimental thinking. The methodology has formed a new study typology: as part of their academic studies, students learn how to implement highly conceptional ideas realistic, moving from theory into practice.
The Students go through all planning- and build- phases within the DesignBuild program. From early schematic design to complex detailing and 1:1 mockups, building, costing, time calculation and project supervision after everything is completed.
The immediate experience of the principle “Build together, learn together” has not just only influenced the teachers and students, but also the consulting companies, sponsors and the clients of the project.