Curing the Fountainheadache: How Architects & Their Clients Communicate

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2006 - Architecture - 262 pages
In her novel The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand powerfully depicted the clashes that can arise between a single-minded architect and his client. Don't let this happen to you! Through case studies, interviews, photographs, rough sketches, detailed plans, and even cartoons, award-winning architect Andy Pressman instructs both architect and client on how to work together in the most mutually supportive way. Here's what to expect during work, how to take the tension out of a project, and how to prevent typical misunderstandings. With humor and insight, he follows the fortunes (both good and bad) of more than 25 projects, exploring the reasons for success and failure in a unique guide that will prove a solid plus for both sides of the architect-client equation.

 

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Contents

H A P T E R
1
All Great Architecture Leaks
10
Archiphobia
31
For the Glory of Washington
46
Penn Plaza and the Design Review Board
54
Collaboration at St Matthews
60
The Closest Kind of Collaboration
66
A Collaborative Ideal
78
CHAPTER 6
120
Gender Marketing and a Clients Faith
133
Treating Clients as Patients
147
Resolving Profit with Social Responsibility
161
CHAPTER 10
209
What Every Client Should Know
220
Speaking Client
226
From a Clients Point of View
241

CHAPTER 4
89
CHAPTER I
103

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