Our training in architecture is articulated around three main axes: 1) using and experimenting with construction techniques, 2) learning history and theory, and 3) acquiring an expressive individual consciousness that is in phase with collective needs and aspirations. All three axes form an inseparable trinity: they cut across every architecture project and they carry the core of commitments and interests of all teaching programmes. In this way, the polytechnic architect’s acquired skills are constantly verified within the project, an independent experience that marshals advanced techniques, human and social sciences, and the arts of expression. For the student, the project is the catharsis by which he or she experiments with and gives form to what has been learned.