Architecture: The Story of Practice
Although architecture is the fastest-growing profession in America, its privatecontext remains shrouded in myth. In this book, Dana Cuff delves into the architect's everyday workworld to uncover an intricate social art of design. The result is a new portrait of the professionthat sheds light on what it means to become an architect, how design problems are construed andresolved, how clients and architects negotiate, and how design excellence is achieved.Dana Cuff hastaught as a social scientist among architects and as an architect among social scientists. Herparticipant/observer studies for this book, carried out over the past decade, involved more than 200individuals representing 80 different firms. She is Associate Professor of Architecture and Planningat the University of Southern California.