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1st Edition

Adapt As An Architect
A Mid-Career Companion

ISBN 9781003165088
Published April 30, 2021 by RIBA Publishing
232 Pages

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Book Description

Adapt As An Architect: A Mid-Career Companion is the only book that helps design professionals to navigate the vast heart of the architect’s journey. It serves as a roadmap: a career GPS that provides options for architects getting from where they are today to where they really want to be. The focus of this optimistic, engaging book is on continued relevance, professional engagement, perseverance, and career longevity. It argues that mid-career is the lynchpin of the architect’s career, and provides the guidance and support that practices themselves are missing for emerging professionals, who are often left to their own devices to find their way as they approach the middle of their career. This book means architects don’t need to navigate these years on their own.

Table of Contents


Prologue: Adapt

Part I

1 Relevance

2 Remain

3 Resilience

4 Flourish

5 Shift

Part II

6 Pivot

7 Reinvent

8 Rewire

9 Reinforce

10 Reintegrate

Epilogue: Thrive

Appendix: Reboot

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Randy Deutsch FAIA, LEED AP is an educator, author, speaker, AI researcher and a licensed architect. Since 2011 Randy has authored four books, most recently Convergence: The Redesign of Design (AD, 2017) and Superusers: Design Technology Specialists and the Future of Practice (Routledge, 2019). Until 2019 he served as Associate Director for Graduate Studies at the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he currently teaches.