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Designing for Designers (Routledge Revivals)

Lessons Learned from Schools of Architecture, 1st Edition

By Wolfgang F. E. Preiser, Jack Nasar, Thomas Fisher


301 pages

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First published in 2007, this book examines the designs of seventeen architecture and design schools and answers questions such as: How has architectural education evolved and what is its future? Are architectural schools discernible types of designs and what are their effects on those who experience them? What lessons can be learned from evaluations of recently completed school buildings and what guidance do they provide for the design of future ones? Included in the multiple approaches to evaluation are examinations of the history of architectural education and building form; typologies of school for architecture; and the systematic user evaluations of the aesthetics, function, and technology which reveal the strengths to encourage and weaknesses to avoid in future designs. While offering specific guidelines for schools of design, it also includes findings that extend beyond the walls of design schools and can be applied to everything from the interiors of educational and campus buildings to planning offices and gathering places to build communities. This book will make readers more aware of problems in architectural interiors and suggest ways to make interiors work better for the building occupants.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Preface; Foreword The Curious Problem of the Architecture of Schools of Architecture Phillip Langdon; Introduction The Context of Architectural Education Today Jack L. Nasar, Wolfgang F.E. Preiser, and Thomas Fisher; Part I Transforming Architectural Education; 1 Redesigning Architecture Education Robert Gutman 2 Architectural Education on the Verge Daniel S. Friedman 3 Historical Development of Architecture School Henry Sanoff 4 The Architecture School as a Type Thomas Fisher; Part II Assessing Architecture School Designs; 5 Assessing Designs of Schools of Architecture Wolfgang F.E. Preiser and Jack L. Nasar 6 Lessons Learned and the Future of Schools of Architecture Buildings Jack L. Nasar, Wolfgang F.E. Preiser, and Thomas Fisher; Part III Evaluation Case Studies (United States); 7 Austin E. Knowlton Hall The Ohio State University Jack L. Nasar 8 The Langford Architecture Center Texas A&M University Mardelle McCuskey Shepley and Hilal Ozcan 9 College of Environmental Design UC Berkeley Temporary Home Galen Cranz, with Jess Wendover, Iris Tien, Mark Gillem, and Jon Norman 10 Aronoff Center for Design and Art The University of Cincinnati Wolfgang F.E. Preiser 11 Temple Buell Hall The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Kathryn H. Anthony and Marina Panos 12 Rapson Hall, College of Design University of Minnesota Kathleen A. Harder, John Carmody, Virajita Singh, and Thomas Fisher 13 College of Architecture University of Nebraska-Lincoln James Potter 14 Goldsmith Hall Renovation The University of Texas, Austin Nancy Kwallek 15 Students’ Assessment of Architecture Schools Henry Sanoff; Part IV Evaluation Case Studies (International); 16 The School of Architecture Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey Erbu Cubukcu 17 Evaluation Informing Change: The Wilkinson Architecture Building The University of Sydney, Australia Takemi Sugiyama, Rohan Lulham, and Gary T. Moore 18 The Department of Landscape Architecture (Institutionen för Landskapsplanering) Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) Uppsala, Sweden Cara D. Andersson and Nathan H. Perkins; Appendix A Data Gathering Instruments; Appendix B Lessons Learned; Appendix C Wilkinson Architecture Building, University of Sydney Takemi Sugiyama, Rohan Lulham, and Gary T. Moore; References; Contributors; Credits; Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Design, Drafting, Drawing & Presentation
ARCHITECTURE / Methods & Materials
ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning
ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Public, Commercial & Industrial
ARCHITECTURE / Professional Practice
ARCHITECTURE / Sustainability & Green Design