Building type basics for housing

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The fastest wayto straighten out the learning curve on specialized design projects

"The series is welcome . . . By providing recent buildings as examples, supported with technical information and charts of design criteria, these books attempt to bridge the gap between theory and practice."

Building Type Basics books provide architects, planners, and developers with the essentials they need to jump-start the design of a variety of specialized building types. In each volume, leading national figures in the field address the key questions that shape the early phases of a project commission. The answers to these questions provide instant information in a convenient, easy-to-follow format. The result is an excellent, hands-on reference that puts critical information at professionals' fingertips.

Building Type Basics for Housing is a nuts-and-bolts guide to all the design considerations for a variety of housing--from planning and site layout to building design. Complete with descriptive illustrations, this useful resource offers essential information, guidelines, and planning concepts for building projects for single-family detached units; townhouses; multi-family; mid-rise and high-rise buildings; and housing in mixed-use buildings.

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About the author (2005)

ROBERT CHANDLER, AIA, DAVID DIXON, FAIA, JOAN GOODY, FAIA, and GEOFFREY WOODING, AIA, are all principals of Goody Clancy. The late JOHN CLANCY, FAIA, was also a firm principal.

JEAN LAWRENCE, AIA, is a former associate of the firm and a frequent consultant.

STEPHEN A. KLIMENT, FAIA (Series Founder and Editor), is an architectural journalist and Adjunct Professor of Architecture at the City College of New York. He was chief editor of Architectural Record from 1990 to 1996.