Designbuild Education adopts the intellectual framework of American Pragmatism, which is a theory of action, to investigate architects’ compelling urge to build and how that manifests in collegiate designbuild programs. Organized into four themes—people, poetics, process, and practice—the book brings together new essays by some of today’s most well-known designbuild educators, including Andrew Freear from Rural Studio and Dan Rockhill from Studio 804, to shed light on the theoretical dimensions of their practice and work. Illustrated with over 100 black and white images.
Table of Contents
List of Authors. Forward Alberto Pérez-Gómez. Introduction: Hands On, Minds On: Motivations of the Designbuild Educator Chad Kraus. Part 1. People: Community Engagement and the Common Good 1. Backyard Architecture Andrew Freear 2. Design / Build / Evaluate: Connecting with Actual Humans John Quale 3. Embracing Uncertainty: Community Designbuild Nils Gore and Shannon Criss 4. Each One Teach One: Nested Associations in Designbuild Education Larry Bowne Part 2. Poetics: Experience and the Human Condition 5. The Good of Doing Poetics, The Poetics of Doing Good Coleman Coker 6. Architecture into Presence Chad Kraus 7. The Action of Poetry Lori Ryker Part 3. Process: Methodology and the Tectonic Imagination 8. In Process Marie Zawistowski and Keith Zawistowski 9. Embodied Making: Designing at Full-Scale Terry Boling 10. Practicing the Digital Vernacular: Raising a Barn and Raising Questions James Stevens, Ralph Nelson, and Natalie Haddad Part 4. Practice: the Academic-Professional Bridge 11. Second Nature: Embedded Knowledge through Designbuild Education Tricia Stuth 12. Labor Intensive: Innovation by Necessity Erik Sommerfeld 13. From Scratch: How to Start a Designbuild Program Eric Weber14. Work Ethic, Ethical Work Dan Rockhill and Chad Kraus. Acknowledgements. Bibliography. Index.
Chad Kraus is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, USA.