Law for Architects: What You Need to Know

Law for Architects: What You Need to Know

by Robert F. Herrmann, Menaker & Herrmann LLP

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An essential reference for practitioners, emphasizing how legal concepts affect the process of bringing architectural vision to reality.See more details below


An essential reference for practitioners, emphasizing how legal concepts affect the process of bringing architectural vision to reality.

Editorial Reviews

Deborah Berke
“Not just every architect but every design professional should own a copy. It is clearly written and, as Robert Buford so accurately says in his foreword, allows us to do what it is we are meant to do – be architects – by making the legal stuff readily intelligible. The table of contents itself is instructive. Law for Architects will become the text for professional practice at schools of architecture and an essential volume in every design practitioner’s library.”
Bernard Tschumi
“Architecture deals with form, content, and ideas. It also deals with trusses, lighting, budgets, waterproofing, and expansion joints. To this unlikely multiplicity, you invariably need to add law into the mix. From copyright concerns to insurance to construction disputes, Robert Herrmann’s Law for Architects responds with clarity and precision to the questions asked by architects in the course of their work. It is also an indispensable and fascinating read.”
Peter Pennoyer
“A crystal-clear guide to the myriad points where the practice of architecture intersects law, this book is an indispensable guide. Robert Herrmann’s reasoned advice provides an excellent foundation to make an architecture practice of any scale more professional.”
Paul Segal
“Robert Herrmann’s book thoroughly and thoughtfully covers topics of significance to all architects, for students to acquire greater depth on a topic, and for practitioners to improve their effectiveness and success. Belongs on every architect’s bookshelf!”
Robert F Gatje
“Architects can't be expected to know all the legal information that Bob Herrmann has packed into this very useful book, but they should have it handy whenever the Law approaches their practice—as it will.”

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Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
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6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Robert F. Herrmann is a partner in the New York City law firm of Menaker & Herrmann LLP. A graduate of Yale College and Columbia University School of Law, he has for more than thirty years advised architects, engineers, interior designers, owners, and contractors. He is a professional affiliate of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, where he has organized and participated as a panel member in many seminars for design professionals. He serves as a mediator of construction claims for the American Arbitration Association and the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court.

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