Architectural practices worldwide have to deal with increasingly complex design requirements. How do practices acquire the ability to do so?
The Changing Shape of Practice provides a handbook of examples for practices that wish to integrate more research into their work and a reference book for students that seek to prepare themselves for the changing shape of practice in architecture.
It addresses the increasing integration of research undertaken in architectural practices of different sizes ranging from small to very large practices from the UK, USA, Europe and Asia. The book is organized according to the size of the practices which is significant in that it addresses the different structures and resourcing requirements that are enabled by specific practice sizes, as this determines and constrains the type, scope and modes of research available to a given practice. The practices covered include:
Perkins + Will
Thomas Herzog + Partners
OCEAN Design Research Association
By taking stock of the current shape of practice, the book provides essential information for professional architects who are integrating research into their practice.
Acknowledgements. Introduction Michael Hensel and Fredrik Nilsson Part 1: 700+ Employees 1. AECOM Pavel Hladik 2. Perkins + Will John Haymaker, Ajla Aksamija, and David Green 3. White Architects Fredrik Nilsson and Marja Lundgren 4. Woods Bagot Ruth Conroy Dalton and Christian Derix Part 2: Circa 100 and 100+ Employees 5. Kieran Timberlake Daniel S. Friedman 6. PLP Architecture Lars Hesselgren, Benachir Medjdoub and Andrei Martin 7. SHoP Architects Philip Nobel 8. 3XN/GXN Kaspar Guldager and Terri Peters 9. UN Studio Ben van Berkel and Madelief ter Braak Part 3: Less than 25 Employees 10. Thomas Herzog Architekten Thomas Herzog 11. AZPML Alejandro Zaera-Polo & Maider Llaguno Architecture Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Michael Hensel 12. Herreros Arquitectos Christian Hermansen Cordua 13. ONL Oosterhuis Lénárd Kas Oosterhuis 14. Spacescape Lars Marcus and Alexander Ståhle 15. OCEAN Design Research Association Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel Bibliography. Image Credits. Index