Having come through the architectural practice as “old school,” I am intrigued with the concept of maker spaces and the importance of hands-on experience in education. We are seeing maker spaces become instrumental in the launch of new products in the tech industry and in start ups – specifically the ability to dislodge and force it to problem solve through the manipulation of physical objects. 
 
Which makes we wonder…aren’t architectural offices really maker spaces? The models of several projects are always around office and “everyone” has an opinion. If you are on a model, you need to be prepared to discuss the design; it builds the design community in an office. It makes me wonder if some aspect of the maker space concept should reinvent itself within our profession again.