Problem Seeking: An Architectural Programming Primer

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Wiley, Aug 13, 2001 - Architecture - 224 pages
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The classic programming guide for architects and clients-fully updated and revised

Architectural programming is a team effort that requires close cooperation between architects and their clients. Problem Seeking, Fourth Edition lays out a five-step procedure that teams can follow when programming any building or series of buildings, from a small house to a hospital complex. This simple yet comprehensive process encompasses the entire range of factors that influence the design of buildings.

This new edition of the only programming guide appropriate for both architect and client features new ways of thinking about programming, new strategies for effective group action, and new settings in which to explore programming concepts. Supplemented with more than 120 helpful illustrations and diagrams, this indispensable resource provides updated technical information and faster, easier access to explanations, examples, and tools, including:

  • Updated building costs and their relationship to interior fit-up costs
  • A primer on discounted cash flow analysis and net present value analysis
  • Project statement examples organized by project phase and building type
  • Useful techniques for data management, functional relationship analysis, and more

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WILLIAM M. PE?A, FAIA, retired partner of Caudill Rowlett Scott, is often referred to as the "father" of architectural programming, having spent more than 50 years developing, refining, and explaining the programming process.
STEVEN A. PARSHALL, FAIA, is Senior Vice President of Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum, Inc. and Practice Director of HOK Consulting. He has been Lead Programmer on more than 125 major international building projects.

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