Francis D.K. Ching graduated cum laude with a five-year professional degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1966. His accomplishments included instructing at Ohio University and Cornish College of the Arts, teaching as an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and lecturing at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was a visiting scholar at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. He has been a professor of architecture at the University of Washington since 1992. Ching's published works including Architecture: Form, Space, & Order, A Visual Dictionary of Architecture, and Interior Design Illustrated, focus on clarifying and communicating architectural element, principles, and relationships. Ching earned a Citation for Excellence in International Book Publishing in 1992, and two years later he was honored with the Graham Foundation Grant to develop a two-volume reader for Design Drawing.
Steven R. Winkel, FAIA, an expert in building codes and regulations, is an architect managing the San Francisco office of The Preview Group. Winkel is the Architect member of the California Building Standards Commission. He is also a past national board member of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and past president of the AIA California Council. With Frank Ching, Winkel is coauthor of Building Codes Illustrated, Second Edition, a companion volume to this book.David S. Collins, FAIA, has more than thirty years of experience in architecture, code interpretation, building code development, and building code consultation. An architect, Collins founded The Preview Group, an architectural practice specializing in providing regulatory solutions, in Cincinnati in 1986. Collins is the manager of the AIA's Codes Advocacy Program and is past secretary of the AIA, past president of AIA/Ohio, and a recipient of the AIA/Ohio Gold Medal.Steven P. Juroszek, AIA, is an associate professor and serves as undergraduate curriculum coordinator in the School of Architecture at Montana State University. A registered architect, Juroszek assisted Frank Ching in authoring Design Drawing (Wiley).Francis D.K. Ching, Series Advisor, is a registered architect and a professor at the University of Washington. He is the author or coauthor of numerous architecture and design books, including A Global History of Architecture; Architectural Graphics; Building Construction Illustrated; Architecture: Form, Space, and Order; A Visual Dictionary of Architecture; and Design Drawing, all published by Wiley. With Steve Winkel, Ching is coauthor of Building Codes Illustrated, Second Edition.The International Code Councilr (ICCr), a membership association dedicated to building safety and fire prevention, develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools. Most U.S. cities, counties, and states that adopt codes choose the International Codes developed by the ICCr. The ICCr mission is to provide the highest quality codes, standards, products, and services for all concerned with the safety and performance of the built environment.