Creativity, as one of the aspects affecting the quality of design, is significantly integrated with design knowledge in the world of design and architecture. Undoubtedly, nurturing creative novices is one of the most important goals of architecture education. According to the results of the relevant studies, some prominent creative people in architecture have rarely mentioned the role of educational environment and professors as effective factors in nurturing and developing their abilities and creativity. The present study was conducted with the aim of examining and recognizing the factors affecting development of abilities and the emergence of creativity in the field of architecture, which finally due to the prevailing attitude towards the research issue the creativity of architecture professors will be measured and evaluated. Method The present study is considered as fundamental research in terms of purpose, and in terms of data collection method, it is descriptive-correlational research. The statistical population of this study includes professors teaching architecture at the level of Azad universities. The research sampling method was one-stage cluster random sampling. In this way, professors with the status of tuition fees in Tehran were randomly selected. The research tool was the standard Torrance Creativity Test. Data were analyzed using SPSS 21 software and t-test, Pearson correlation coefficient, Levin, analysis of variance. According to the results, out of a total of 100 people in the sample population, 50 professors were evaluated as very highly creative professors, 38 as highly creative professors, 5 as moderately creative professors and 7 as professors with little creativity. Also, according to the average amount of professors' creativity, 97. 33; it can be concluded that the average creativity is significantly larger than the criterion number 85. In other words, it is estimated that the creativity of professors is at a high level. There is also a significant relationship between creativity and demographic variables.
factors affecting creativity
Creativity in Architecture
Architects & Design Professionals
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