The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice,13th Edition

The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice,13th Edition

by The American Institute of Architects, Joseph A. Demkin
     
 

REDEFINING THE PRACTICE OF ARCHITECTURE

CLIENT ? BUSINESS ? DELIVERY ? SERVICES

The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice has been a definitive guide to architectural practice for almost a century. Now the Thirteenth Edition brings that experience to the cutting edge of the profession-with vital information to help architects manage the change from product

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REDEFINING THE PRACTICE OF ARCHITECTURE

CLIENT ? BUSINESS ? DELIVERY ? SERVICES

The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice has been a definitive guide to architectural practice for almost a century. Now the Thirteenth Edition brings that experience to the cutting edge of the profession-with vital information to help architects manage the change from product-based practices to those that are knowledge-based and service-oriented.

For today's firms, best practice means putting the client first-and the new Handbook helps architects deliver. It begins with a brand-new section devoted to understanding client motivation, thinking, processes, and values, and to forging stronger client-architect relationships.

Subsequent sections on business, delivery, and services offer a wealth of crucial "redefinition" knowledge and tools for designing, building, and maintaining a successful practice-from business planning and project management to the development of expanded, added-value services. Also included are samples of the AIA contract documents (more than 75 in all), now accessible electronically on CD-ROM.

Compiled by a team of experts from architecture as well as law, business, and other professions, the Thirteenth Edition of The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice remains an authoritative reference for high-quality professional practice. In a convenient book/CD-ROM format, the Handbook offers architects the information they need to meet the changing demands of the marketplace with insight and confidence.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Our office would not function without at least one copy of The Architect's Handbook. It is an essential resource for our younger designers as well as those of us who have been around a long time." (Susan Maxman, FAIA Susan Maxman & Partners, Architects)

"We find the handbook to be a valuable resource, especially for our younger architects. Since most of our projects are based on the AIA Documents, the handbook serves as the glue that ties all of the loose ends together. We would have a hard time running our office without it." (J. Mark Schmidt AIA CSI CCS Senior Architect Herbert Lewis Kruse Blunck Architecture)

"In today's business world, architects are encountering more demanding clients and competitors from both within and outside the world of architectural profession. To help architects deal with these challenges, the thirteenth edition of The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice departs from the viewpoint of earlier editions. It does so by redefining its audience, its content, and-at times-even the fundamental concept of the Handbook itself.
This Thirteenth Edition of the Handbook is written for journeymen architects seeking to introduce new services into their firms, to gain information about clients (including who they are and what motivates them), and to obtain information about best business practices. As a result, the organization of the Handbook has changed from an introspective "architect-firm project" view to a more embracing "client-business-delivery-services" orientation." (from "Practice in Transition", Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice 13e Robin M. Ellerthorpe, FAIA)

"Compiled by a team of experts from architecture, as well as Law, Business, and other professions, the Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice, Thirteenth Edition, provides a picture of architecture practice today by describing its varied components within a comprehensible and coherent framework. Its content and message will help architects refine or redefine their existing practices and build new ones to meet the demands and capture the opportunities of the emerging knowledge-based economy." (Architecture West, Jan/Feb 02)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471419693
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
1008
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.16(h) x 1.91(d)

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