Architect? A Candid Guide to the Profession

ISBN-10: 0262621215

ISBN-13: 9780262621212

Edition: 2nd 1998 (Revised)

Authors: Roger K. Lewis

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Architect? addresses issues and concerns of relevance to students choosing among different types of programme, schools, firms and architectural career paths, and explores both the up-side and the down-side to the profession.
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List price: $29.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 2/19/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 299
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Til Wykes is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Rehabilitation at Kings College London,Director of the National Institute for Health Research Mental Health Research Network, Codirector ofthe Service User Research Enterprise, and editor of the journal MentalHealth.Roger K. Lewis is a practicing architect and planner, Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of Maryland, and a columnist for the Washington Post.

To Be or Not to Be... an Architect?
Why Be an Architect?
Money and Lifestyle
Social Status
Contributing to Culture
Helping and Teaching Others
The Rewards of Creativity and Intellectual Fulfillment
Love of Drawing
Fulfilling the Dictates of Personality
Freedom to Do Your Own Thing
Why Not to Be an Architect
The Odds of Making It
Lack of Work
Inadequate Compensation
Ego Vulnerability
Getting Lost in the Crowd
The Risks of Envy
Lack of Power & Influence
Anxiety, Disappointment & Depression
Lack of Talent, Passion & Dedication
Becoming an Architect
The Structure of Architectural Education
Program Types
Curricular Content-Design, The Design Studio, History and Theory, Technology, Structures, Materials and Methods of Construction, Environmental Controls, Computer-aided Design, Management, Electives
Experiencing Architectural School
The First Year and Work Load Shock
New Values, New Language
Competition and Grades
The Culture and Community of Architectural School
The Jury System
Other Traditions
Professors and What They Profess
The Professors
Some -Isms and -Ologies--Morphology, Historicism, Historic Preservation, Technology, Deconstructionism, Sociology and Psychology, Functionalism, Methodology, Ecology, Urbanism, Symbology
Architectural Schools: Choosing and Being Chosen
Preparing for School
Choosing Schools--Location, Program Type, Reputation, Resources, Cost, Students, Faculty, Program Directions
The Admissions Process--The Portfolio, Interviews, Reference, Grades, Exams, Timing, Financial Aid, Admission Odds
After School, What?
Becoming a Registered Architect
Further Studies
Continuing Education
Work in Related Fields
Abandoning Architecture
Being and Architect
The Building Process and the Architect's Role
How Projects Get Built--Need, Site, Financing, Design and Design Approvals, Engineers and Other Design Consultants, Brokers, Attorneys, Construction Contractors
Role Playing
Users and the Community
How Architects Work
Model Building
Client Contact
Government Approvals
Consultants and Coordination
Computers and Design
Construction Services
Organization within Architectural Firms
The Goals of Architectural Firms
How Architects Get Work
The First Job
Economic Conditions
Types of Markets
Selecting Architects for Projects
The Direct & Indirect Approaches
The Interview
Joint Ventures
Architects as Contractors, Construction Managers & Developers
Free Services
Architects' Clients
The Household Client
Developers--The Corporate Developer, Entrepreneurs, The Institutional Client
The Government Client
Citizens and the Community as Clients
We Who Are Architects
Architects as Types
Idols and Adulation
The Faces of An Evolving Profession
Appendix: Accredited Programs in Architecture
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