Getting There by Design: An Architect's Guide to Design and Project Management

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Routledge, 1997 - Architecture - 207 pages
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There was military project management. There was construction project management. Then there was business project management, a tool described as 'the wave of the future'. Where are architects in all this, professionals whose work has always been project-driven?




There is design management in engineering, product design, graphics, packaging, management theory and even in politics. Construction consultants talk about managing design. When are architects going to become committed to managing design?

Getting There by Design adopts an architect's view to design and project management. It sets out the fundamental principles and shows how they are applied, dealing with these two topics as one indivisible subject.

'Getting There by Design' demonstrates how to:
- make project efforts goal-oriented
- set up a planning and monitoring basis to architectural projects
- put the architect's fee calculus on a rationale basis
- diagnose your firm's practice culture
- develop successful teams

Put your practice onto a more effective basis.

Ken Allinson is an architect in private practice and principal of 'Architectural Dialogue'. He also teaches design studio and lectures on design and project management. He was formerly an associate at DEGW London and the Terry Farrell Partnership. He has practice experience in Europe, the USA and Japan and is the author of 'The Wild Card of Design' (1993).

A clear guide that helps you make project efforts goal-orientated
Learn how to set up a planning and monitoring basis to architectural projects
Be able to diagnose your firm's practice culture and develop successful teams
 

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Contents

The Proied Context
2
Decisions and Techniques
47
Managing Costs and Fees
97
Cultures as Action Systems
129
Concluding Section
179
References
195
Notes
202
Index
205
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He is the co-founder of Architectural Dialogue, a research consultancy that organizes architectural study visits, is the author of two books on the architectural profession and design management, three editions of a guide to London's Contemporary Architecture and is responsible for the Meetings with Buildings web site

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