Learning by Building: Design and Construction in Architectural Education

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Van Nostrand Reinhold, Jan 1, 1997 - Architectural design - 180 pages
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Based on the example of famous architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier, who considered construction an integral part of the design process, "design-build" is standard practice in growing numbers of today's architecture firms. Architect and professor William J. Carpenter explores ways to integrate construction into architectural education, bridging the gap between theory and practice - between designing and building. Ten in-depth case studies of schools that have incorporated design-build into their curriculum illustrate how construction studios help future architects learn real-life pragmatics and collaboration. Through text and photographs, Mr. Carpenter recounts the diverse experiences of high-profile schools such as Cranbrook and Yale University, providing models for other schools that wish to include design-build in their curriculums.

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Process and Construction
5
Artists and Architects as Constructors
19
Construction Studios
30
Copyright

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Carpenter teaches literature at the College of the Atlantic in Maine.

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