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
0.0.1. Between Anticipation and Reality
0.0.2. The Reality
0.0.3. The Writer
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
2.0. Designing In Practice
C Interview – Kengo Kuma
D Interview – OFIS Arhitekti_ Spela Videcnik
E Interview – Assemble_ Jane Hall
F Interview – Alberto Campo Baeza
Technical Advice Notes
02. A Typical Day
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.