Architect?: A Candid Guide to the Profession (MIT Press)

Architect?: A Candid Guide to the Profession (MIT Press)

Roger K. Lewis


Since 1985, Architect? has been a vital textual content for aspiring architects, providing the simplest simple consultant to the occupation on hand. This 3rd variation has been considerably revised and rewritten, with new fabric masking the most recent advancements in architectural and building applied sciences, electronic methodologies, new components of concentration in instructing and perform, evolving aesthetic philosophies, sustainability and eco-friendly structure, and possible choices to conventional perform.

Architect? tells the interior tale of architectural schooling and perform; it's lifelike, unvarnished, and insightful. bankruptcy 1 asks "Why Be an Architect?" and bankruptcy 2 bargains purposes "Why to not Be an Architect." After this provocative starting, Architect? is going directly to clarify and critique architectural schooling, masking admission, measure and curriculum kinds, and workload in addition to such post-degree concepts as internship, educating, and paintings in similar fields. It deals a close dialogue of professors and practitioners and the "-isms" and "-ologies" such a lot widely used in educating and practising structure. It explains how an architect works and will get paintings, and describes architectural providers from preliminary buyer touch to building oversight. the recent version additionally contains a beneficiant number of drawings and cartoons from the author's Washington submit column, "Shaping the City," supplying teachable moments wittily in photo form.

The writer, Roger Lewis, has taught, practiced, and written largely approximately structure for a few years. In Architect? he explains -- for college students, professors, practitioners, or even potential consumers -- how architects imagine and paintings and what they care approximately as they attempt to make the equipped surroundings extra commodious, extra appealing, and extra sustainable.

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