Civic builders

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Wiley-Academy, Sep 9, 2002 - Architecture - 224 pages
Civic Builders is the latest edition in the successful Builders Series, and
contains international coverage of government buildings and city halls.
Commencing with an introduction on the history of civic buildings, this volume
goes on to showcase 30 contemporary case studies by world renown architects,
including Foster and Partners, Richard Meir and Helmut Jahn. Each project is
fully illustrated by the incorporation of texts, plans and photos of civic buildings.
Civic Builders stands alone in its study of contemporary civic buildings and
provides vital information and inspiration for architects and engineers involved
in this building type.

The first book to focus entirely on contemporary civic buildings.
Features works by a wide selection of architects, from the world renowned
to the little known.
Each project is covered comprehensively with text, plans drawings and
Invaluable source of information and inspiration for architects and
engineers involved in the design of civic buildings

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CURTIS W FENTRESS, FAIA, RIBA, established his architectural practice in Denver, Colorado, in 1980. Since that time, Fentress Bradburn Architects has won 16 national and international design competitions and over 150 design awards. A graduate of North Carolina State University's School of Design, Fentress began his career in New York working first for I M Pei and later at Kohn Pedersen Fox. He has led design teams on over 45 major civic and public works of architecture.


JOHN MORRIS DIXON, FAIA, is an architecture graduate of MIT and left the drafting room in 1960 for a career in architectural journalism. He was chief editor of Progressive Architecture magazine from 1972 to 1995, during a period when the magazine was influential internationally.

ROBERT CAMPBELL, FAIA, received the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism for his work as architecture critic of the Boston Globe. He is a contributing editor of the magazines Architectural Record and Preservation, and the author of a book, Cityscapes of Boston. He has been in private practice since 1975 as an architectural consultant to cultural institutions and cities. His photographs and poems have appeared in numerous publications. In 1997 he was architect-in-residence at the American Academy in Rome. He is currently Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

DONLYN LYNDON, FAIA, is the Eva Li Professor of Architecture at the University of California at Berkeley and editor of Places, a journal of environmental design. He is author of The City Observed: Boston, and co-author of Chambers for a Memory Palace and The Place of Houses. His architectural and urban design practice has included the design with Moore Lyndon Turnbull Whitaker of Condominium One at the Sea Ranch, California (1965), which received the distinguished 25-year Award from the AIA. He has headed the Departments of Architecture at the University of Oregon, MIT and Berkeley. In 1997, he was honoured with the AIA-ACSA's Topaz Award, the highest award in architectural education.

CHARLES JENCKS is the author of the best-selling The Language of Post-Modern Architecture (Yale University Press, a seventh edition to be published this year), Architecture Today (Academy Editions, third edition, 1994), The Architecture of the Jumping Universe (Wiley-Academy, second edition, 1997) and other books on contemporary building and Post-Modern thought. His architecture, landscape design and furniture explore in different media the ideas developed in his writing.

COLEMAN COKER is the principal of buildingstudio, which aims to explore built presence grounded in the experience of the real world. With his former office Mockbee/Coker Architects, he received numerous architectural awards. He has been director of the Memphis Center of Architecture, is a fellow of the American Academy in Rome and has received the Loeb Fellowship in Advanced Environmental Studies at Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

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