Professor Rockcastle, who received his Masters Degree in Architecture from Cornell University in 1978, took some time out of his day to discuss the impact that technology has had in the field of architecture. At Cornell when he learned the fundamental skills of the architectural process, technology played a minimal roll. However, Professor Rockcastle explains that since earning his degree, technology has been enormously integrated into the process to help architects in the quality and efficiency of their work.
Given the tremendous development of technology integration, many older architects have had to make adjustments in their work to keep up with the modernization of the field. Professor Rockcastle discusses how these changes have affected his career in particular.
The ever-increasing involvement of technology in architecture has had its fair share of benefits and consequences. Professor Rockcastle feels that although the institution of technology has limited and complicated the careers of many old-fashioned architects, it has also been incredibly advantageous in the work of young and upcoming architects.