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How Architects Write

2nd Edition

By Tom Spector, Rebecca Damron

© 2017 – Routledge

270 pages | 54 Color Illus.

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About the Book

How Architects Write shows you the interdependence of writing and design in both student and professional examples. This fully updated edition features more than 50 color images, a new chapter on online communication, and sections on critical reading, responding to requests for proposals, the design essay, storyboarding, and much more. It also includes resources for how to write history term papers, project descriptions, theses, proposals, research reports, specifications, field reports, client communications, post-occupancy evaluations, and emailed meeting agendas, so that you can navigate your career from school to professional practice.

Table of Contents

1. How (and Why) Architects Write 2. Design Journals 3. History Term Papers 4. Project Descriptions 5. Writing for your Online Presence 6. Research Reports and Analyses 7. Business Documents 8. Statements of Design Philosophy, Essays, and Manifestos 9. Thesis and Dissertation Writing Index

About the Authors

Tom Spector is a professor of architecture at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, and an editor of the academic journal Architecture Philosophy.

Rebecca Damron is an associate professor of English and the director of the Writing Center at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARC000000
ARCHITECTURE / General
ARC001000
ARCHITECTURE / Criticism
ARC004000
ARCHITECTURE / Design, Drafting, Drawing & Presentation
ARC012000
ARCHITECTURE / Reference
ARC013000
ARCHITECTURE / Study & Teaching
ARC015000
ARCHITECTURE / Professional Practice
ART000000
ART / General
ART009000
ART / Criticism & Theory
ART027000
ART / Study & Teaching
DES000000
DESIGN / General
DES007000
DESIGN / Graphic Arts / General
DES008000
DESIGN / History & Criticism
DES009000
DESIGN / Industrial
DES010000
DESIGN / Interior Decorating
DES011000
DESIGN / Product
DES012000
DESIGN / Reference