Improving Architectural Programming Teaching Methods (Case Study at King Saud University)

Raeyd M. Al-Dakheel


The emerging role of architectural programming in developing nations in general and in Saudi Arabia in particular is not reflected in its place in local architectural curriculum. Programming courses have not been developed to match the local market needs or national development objectives.
This study attempts to document contemporary programming teaching methods and tools, to identify the architectural program at the King Saud University programming courses short comings and to address these shortcomings through comparison with similar programs proven methods.
Several shortcomings were identified by the study, most important are the limited number of course hours assigned, the little coordination between courses in the curriculum and the missing local projects data base. The study concluded with several recommendations to remedy these deficiencies.


Architectural Education, Teaching Architectural Programming, Programming Skills and Methods.

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