Professional Practice A Guide to Turning Designs into Buildings

ISBN-10: 0393731804

ISBN-13: 9780393731804

Edition: 2006

Authors: Paul Segal

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A lively primer based on the course the author has taught to a generation of architects-in-training. Professional Practice is required in all accredited schools of architecture in the United Statesthe most hated course, by all accounts, for its dryness and seeming remoteness from architectural design. This book concisely covers the essentials of running an architecture business, using "war stories" that bring the issues to life. 50 illustrations.
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/17/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 8.75" wide x 5.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

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.

About the profession
The parties in the construction industry
Marketing architectural services (getting the project)
Project delivery methods
Owner/architect agreements and architects' services
Fees for architects' services
Business terms of owner/architect agreements
Owner/contractor agreements and contractors' services
The architect's office
Insurance, legal, and accounting matters
Project management
Zoning and building codes
The future of the profession
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