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1st Edition

Entering Architectural Practice

ISBN 9780367365141
Published December 31, 2020 by Routledge
420 Pages 157 Color & 43 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Featuring exclusive interviews with the internationally renowned architects: Kengo Kuma; Alberto Campo Baeza; Špela Videcnik (OFIS); Fernanda Canales; Jonathan Sergison (Sergison Bates); and Jane Hall (Assemble) Entering Architectural Practice is a practical and honest guide for architecture students, entering the world of architectural practice.

There is often a disconnection between what you are taught in architecture school and the actual practice of architecture in the workplace. As both a practising architect and architecture school tutor, the author has first-hand experience of this disconnection and so helps students bridge this divide between academia and practice.

Focused on providing industry insight, dispelling myths, and above all providing a combination of reality and hope to students of architecture entering the workplace, the book is beautifully and richly illustrated, providing a compelling visual story alongside the invaluable information it imparts.

Serious but enjoyable, thoroughly researched but highly approachable, this book is simply essential reading for every individual about to embark on a career in practice.

Table of Contents

0. Introduction 

0.0.1. Between Anticipation and Reality 

0.0.2. The Reality 

0.0.3. The Writer 

1. Transitioning 

1.0. Transition: The Choice Is Yours 

1.1. Choosing A Practice 

A Interview – Fernanda Canales 

1.2. Labour, Authorship, and You 

1.3. Working Conditions 

B Interview – Sergison Bates_ Jonathan Sergison 

1.4. Play Your Position 

1.5. Designing Your Career 

2. Designing 

2.0. Designing In Practice 

2.1. Future 

C Interview – Kengo Kuma 

2.2. Ethics 

2.3. Constraints 

D Interview – OFIS Arhitekti_ Spela Videcnik 

2.4. Technicals 

2.5. Time 

3. Communicating 

3.0. Communication 

3.1. Tools 

E Interview – Assemble_ Jane Hall 

3.2. Speech 

3.3. Others 

F Interview – Alberto Campo Baeza 

3.4. Internal 

3.5. Public 

4. Conclusion 

Technical Advice Notes

01. Terminology 

02. A Typical Day 

03. Surveying 

04. Material 

05. Scale 

06. Lineweights 

07. Emails 


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James Tait is an Architect, Author and Educator. James has led a range of high-profile projects at some of the best architectural practices in the UK. He is also author of The Architecture Concept Book; a contributing writer to the Architects’ Journal; and a Studio Tutor at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, The Glasgow School of Art.