Professional Practice: A Guide to Turning Designs into Buildings

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W. W. Norton & Company, May 9, 2011 - Architecture - 144 pages
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What you need to know to protect your designs and get them built as you envision them; how to get and keep clients and become their trusted advisor and professional—every architect needs the answers in this concise, thorough, and readable guide.

  • Who are the parties in architecture, engineering, and construction?
  • How do you market architectural services (get the project)?
  • What are the basic project delivery methods?
  • What are the forms of owner/architect and owner/contractor agreements and what services do they cover?
  • How should you charge for your services?
  • How do you set up an office?
  • What insurance, legal, and accounting issues must you consider?
  • What is project management and who should do it?
  • What are zoning and building codes about?

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About the author (2011)

Paul Segal, FAIA, is a partner in Paul Segal Associates Architects LLP, recipients of seventeen AIA awards for design excellence. A graduate of Princeton University School of Architecture, he has taught professional practice to generations of students at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. He is a past president of the AIA/New York Chapter and of the New York Foundation for Architecture (now the Center for Architecture Foundation), and past vice chairman of the Preservation League of New York State.

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