Architecture, like other practice-oriented schools, aims to teach skills and knowledge required in professional practice. The aspired architecture profession increasingly requires practitioners who are able to work in collaborative BIM environments. This creates a task for education to develop new ways of teaching BIM concepts and tools to prepare the next generations of students who will enter the work force. To address this need, this study developed a methodology for learning BIM in architecture education by establishing relationship between practice and education. As substantial part of methodology development process, this paper will present the ongoing research that focuses on collaborative teaching process between AE practitioners and teachers. The benefits and challenges of this process will be presented and discussed.