Architect?: A Candid Guide to the Profession / Edition 2 by Roger K. Lewis | 9780262621212 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Architect?: A Candid Guide to the Profession / Edition 2

Architect?: A Candid Guide to the Profession / Edition 2

by Roger K. Lewis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262621215

ISBN-13: 9780262621212

Pub. Date: 02/24/1997

Publisher: MIT Press

This revisededition of the best basic guide to the architectural profession includes new information pertinent to current education andpractice and addresses issues and concerns of great interest tostudents choosing among different types of programs, schools, firms,and architectural career paths.

Overview

This revisededition of the best basic guide to the architectural profession includes new information pertinent to current education andpractice and addresses issues and concerns of great interest tostudents choosing among different types of programs, schools, firms,and architectural career paths.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262621212
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
02/24/1997
Edition description:
revised edition
Pages:
299
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
I To Be or Not to Be . . . an Architect?
1 Why Be an Architect?
Money and Lifestyle; Social Status; Fame; Immortality;
Contributing to Culture; Helping and Teaching Others; The Rewards of
Creativity and Intellectual Fulfillment; Love of Drawing; Fulfilling
the Dictates of Personality; Freedom to Do Your Own Thing
2 Why Not to Be an Architect
The Odds of Making It; Lack of Work; Competition; Inadequate
Compensation; Ego Vulnerability; Getting Lost in the Crowd; The Risks
of Envy; Lack of Power and Influence; AnXiety, Disappointment, and
Depression; Personal Encumbrances; Lack of Talent; Lack of Passion and
Dedication; Legal and Financial Risks; Disillusionment
II Becoming an Architect
3 The Structure of Architectural Education
Program Types; Curricular ContentDesign, The Design Studio, History
and Theory, Technology, Structures, Materials and Methods of
Construction, Environmental Controls, Computeraided Design,
Management, Electives
4 EXperiencing Architectural School
The First Year and Work Load Shock; New Values, New Language;
Competition and Grades; Pencilphobia; The Culture and Community of
Architecture School; The Jury System; Other Traditions
5 Professors and What They Profess
The Professors; Some isms and OlogiesMorphology, Historicism,
Historic Preservation, Technology, Deconstructivism, Sociology and
Psychology, Functionalism, Methodology, Ecology, Urbanism, Symbology
6 Architectural Schools: Choosing and Being Chosen
Preparing for Architectural School; Choosing SchoolsLocation, Program
Type, Reputation, Resources, Cost, Students, Faculty,Program
Directions; The Admission ProcessThe Portfolio, Interviews, Reference
Letters, Grades, EXams, Timing, Financial Aid, Admissions Odds
7 After School, What?
Internship; Becoming a Registered Architect; Further Studies;
Continuing Education; Travel; Teaching; Work in Related Fields;
Abandoning Architecture
III Being an Architect
8 The Building Process and the Architect's Role
How Projects Get BuiltNeed, Site, Financing, Design and Design
Approvals, Engineers and Other Design Consultants, Brokers, Attorneys,
Construction Contractors; Role Playing; Users and the Community
9 How Architects Work
Drawing; Writing; Reading; Talking; Calculating; Model Building;
Client Contact; Government Approvals; Consultants and Coordination;
Computers and Design; Construction Services; Organization within
Architectural Firms; Other Services; The Goals of Architectural Firms
10 How Architects Get Work
Getting the First Job; Economic Conditions; Territory; Types of
Markets; Selecting Architects for Projects; The Direct Approach; The
Indirect Approach; The Interview; Joint Ventures; Architects as
Contractors, Construction Managers, and Developers; Design
Competitions; Free Services
11 Architects' Clients
The Household Client; DevelopersThe Corporate Developer,
Entrepreneurs, The Institutional Client; The Government Client;
Citizens and the Community as Clients
12 We Who Are Architects
Architects as Types; Idols and Adulation; The Faces of An Evolving
Profession
Afterword
AppendiX: Accredited Programs in Architecture

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