How Architects Write

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Routledge, 2013 - Architecture - 198 pages
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This is the first writing reference book for designers. Whether you're an architect, landscape architect, interior designers, or an industrial designer How Architects Write shows you the interdependence of writing and design. Authors Tom Spector and Rebecca Damron present typical writing assignments and explain principles of effective writing by including examples of good form and illustrating common pitfalls.

The book includes resources for how to write a designer's manifesto, statements of design intent, criticism, thesis, proposals, review statements, research reports, specifications, field reports, client communications, post-occupancy evaluations, and e-mailed meeting agendas so that you can navigate your career from school to the profession.

 

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Contents

1 How and Why Architects Write
1
2 Design Journals
15
3 History Term Papers
31
4 Project Descriptions
61
5 Research Reports and Analyses
87
6 Business Documents
107
7 Statements of Design Philosophy and Manifestos
137
8 Theses
169
Notes
189
Index
193
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Tom Spector is a practicing architect and a professor at the Oklahoma State University School of Architecture.

Rebecca Damron is an assistant professor of English and director of the Writing Center at Oklahoma State University.

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