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Success of Gordon H Chong + Associates: An Architecture Success Story
     

Success of Gordon H Chong + Associates: An Architecture Success Story

by Steven A. Chin, Km Komenich (Photographer), Kim Komenich (Photographer)
 
When Gordon Chong started his architectural firm, he was the only associate and had to do everything himself, even build his own office furniture. Now he leads a team of talented architects, engineers and builders as they create structures under million-dollar contracts. Photos.

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When Gordon Chong started his architectural firm, he was the only associate and had to do everything himself, even build his own office furniture. Now he leads a team of talented architects, engineers and builders as they create structures under million-dollar contracts. Photos.

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Children's Literature - Gisela Jernigan
When Chong began his own architecture business, it was evident that he was not afraid to take risks, since he worked long hours in a drafty building with no heat and furniture made by himself. Even worse, for a while he had no partners, no staff, no clients and no business. How he persevered until he had over 50 associates working with him on many worthwhile projects, including health care facilities and the Mono Lake Visitor's Center, makes an inspiring addition to the "Success Series." This book, with its many black and white photos and inserts giving related information on the roles of other members of Chong's company and how to read a blueprint, for example, would not only make a good role model for minority students, but for anyone interested in architecture. Includes index, glossary, bibliography and list of useful addresses.
School Library Journal
Gr 6-10While Chong is not one of architecture's "superstars," his success story can inspire others to explore a field that is still predominantly white and male but is becoming increasingly diversified. Unfortunately, Chin's journalistic style is dry and clipped and offers all the excitement of a high-school term paper. Boxes interrupt the narrative with additional information on other members of Chong's firm, architectural tools, and suggested classes readers should take to prepare for a career in this field. Numerous black-and-white photographs are often dark, small, and poorly reproduced. The list for further reading includes many books that are for much younger children than this title. Purchase only to fill a demand for material about minority business people and role models.Jeanette Larson, Texas State Library, Austin

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802783073
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Publication date:
04/15/1995
Series:
Success Series
Pages:
78
Product dimensions:
7.63(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.58(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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