" Grandpa followed the trail of Lewis and Clark, built rails to open up the West and helped fulfill America's Manifest Destiny. Learning what architecture is, what it should be and how I fit in would be mine."
--Peter H. Green, AIA, Architect and Author
Once Peter had decided at an early age he wanted to design buildings. his education became a quest. He struggled to earn an architectural degree, find the right mentors and overcome the obstacles in his way. He traveled to see architecture in its original setting, absorb its history and sketch famous places At last he unlocked secrets of survival. and found his niche in a complex, difficult and ever-changing profession
Readers Praise Becoming an Architect
Enjoyable, fun and courageous! Although there are plenty of books about great architects, very few of them show how architects think and conceptualize...Despite the newer Design-Build delivery systems, it's still the vision of the owner and the architect that forms the seed of every project.
-Robert O. Little, Former President, Ittner Architects, St. Louis
Overall, I found the book very entertaining. I particularly liked the travels in Ireland, France and Turkey with...wonderful sketches of famous places...[and] some very funny anecdotes.
-David Margolis, Author of The Myth of Dr. Kugelman and The Misadventures of Buddy Jones
I loved the adventure of continuing to work while getting farther and further from the nest. Milan! The Orient Express! Istanbul! Great characters-the South Africans, the Turkish vendor, Elias and Catherine ("Oh darn, I missed it by that much!"), Charlie, Stan, Bulent, Omar, the architecture in Milan and Istanbul, Turkish history and customs were all fascinating.
-C. Michael Lederer, Career Nuclear and Environmental Scientist, University of California, Berkeley
|Publisher:||Greenskills Associates LLC|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)|