Curing the Fountainheadache: How Architects & Their Clients Communicate

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2006 - Architecture - 262 pages
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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
ALL PROJECTS GREAT AND SMALL
178
When Clients Think Theyre Architects
198
What Every Client Should Know
220
From a Clients Point of View
241

CHAPTER 4
89
CHAPTER I
103

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About the author (2006)

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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