Professional Practice: A Guide to Turning Designs into Buildings

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What you need to know to protect your designs and get them built as you envision them; how to get and keep clients and become their trusted advisor and professional?every architect needs the answers in this concise, thorough, and readable guide.Who are the parties in architecture, engineering, and construction? How do you market architectural services (get the project)? What are the basic project delivery methods? What are the forms of owner/architect and owner/contractor agreements and what services do they ...

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Overview

What you need to know to protect your designs and get them built as you envision them; how to get and keep clients and become their trusted advisor and professional—every architect needs the answers in this concise, thorough, and readable guide.Who are the parties in architecture, engineering, and construction? How do you market architectural services (get the project)? What are the basic project delivery methods? What are the forms of owner/architect and owner/contractor agreements and what services do they cover? How should you charge for your services? How do you set up an office? What insurance, legal, and accounting issues must you consider? What is project management and who should do it? What are zoning and building codes about?

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Editorial Reviews

Paul Goldberger
“Paul Segal is one of the only architects I know who not only understands but truly loves both the aesthetic power of great architecture and the practical demands of the real world, and he has spent much of his career teaching younger architects that these things do not have to be incompatible. In this book, he explains clearly, concisely, and eloquently how architecture is not only an art and not only a business—how it has to be both.”
Kenneth Frampton
“It is a pleasure to read a book in which the conscientious practice of architecture is accorded the respect it deserves. A precise and vivid account of the complex process by which buildings come to be designed and realized through the progressive interaction of clients, architects, contractors, and a wide range of technical and legal specialists, this is destined to be of equal pertinence to any of the protagonists commonly involved in the act of making buildings.”
Frank Sciame
“Professional Practice gives our changing industry exactly what it needs, a clear and concise road map to the design and building process. Paul Segal taps his many years as a successful practicing architect and educator to touch on just about every important challenge facing the profession, and yet leaves us with a healthy dose of new ideas and hope for the future.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393731804
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/13/2006
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 964,618
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Segal, FAIA, is a partner in Paul Segal Associates Architects LLP, recipients of seventeen AIA awards for design excellence. A graduate of Princeton University School of Architecture, he has taught professional practice to generations of students at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. He is a past president of the AIA/New York Chapter and of the New York Foundation for Architecture (now the Center for Architecture Foundation), and past vice chairman of the Preservation League of New York State.

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Table of Contents

1 About the profession 11
2 The parties in the construction industry 19
3 Marketing architectural services (getting the project) 35
4 Project delivery methods 41
5 Owner/architect agreements and architects' services 47
6 Fees for architects' services 73
7 Business terms of owner/architect agreements 85
8 Owner/contractor agreements and contractors' services 90
9 The architect's office 103
10 Insurance, legal, and accounting matters 110
11 Project management 120
12 Zoning and building codes 128
The future of the profession 137
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