Architectural Design Portable Handbook

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McGraw Hill Professional, Mar 15, 2001 - Architecture - 624 pages
Integrate key information to facilitate optimal design solutions

Essential for any working architect, Architectural Design Portable Handbook guides you through projects every step of the way, summarizing, synthesizing, and systematizing the core tasks of design. Developed by noted architect Andy Pressman, this handy take-along reference is certain to become an indispensable tool. You’ll find value-added features such as quick tips and case studies, quotes from leading architects, checklists, and a customizable layout that encourages you to add your own helpful notes and reminders. And that’s in addition to expert, time- and error-sparing information on:

* Design strategies
* Site analysis methods
* The use of CAD and other graphics
* Working with clients
* User-needs evaluation
* Data compilation
* Concept development
* Exploring design alternatives
* Computing and design
* Presentations
* More!

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Chapter 1 Inspiration
Chapter 2 The Program
Chapter 3 The Site

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About the author (2001)

Andy Pressman is Director of the Architect Program and Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico and the principal of Andy Pressman, AIA Architect. His work has been featured in more than 20 publications, including Architectural Record, Architecture, and the Washington Post. He has bachelor’s degrees in architecture and building science from Rensselaer Polytechnic and a master’s in design studies from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He holds National Council of Architectural Registration Boards certification, and is licensed in Maine, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, and Illinois. He is also the author of Professional Practice 101, published by John Wiley & Sons in 1997.

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