skip to content
Architect? : a candid guide to the profession Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Architect? : a candid guide to the profession

Author: Roger K Lewis
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third EditionView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"Since 1985, Architect? has been an essential text for aspiring architects, offering the best basic guide to the profession available. This third edition has been substantially revised and rewritten, with new material covering the latest developments in architectural and construction technologies, digital methodologies, new areas of focus in teaching and practice, evolving aesthetic philosophies, sustainability and  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lewis, Roger K.
Architect?
Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, 2013
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger K Lewis
ISBN: 9780262518840 0262518848
OCLC Number: 819741765
Description: xx, 325 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: I. To be or not be an architect? 1. Why be an architect? : Creative and intellectual fulfillment ; Contributing to culture and civilization ; Love of drawing without a computer ; Service to others ; Teaching ; A great profession for polymaths ; Money and lifestyle ; Social status ; Fame ; Immortality ; Fulfilling the dictates of personality ; Freedom to do your own thing --
2. Why not to be an architect : Odds of becoming an architect ; Lack of work ; Competition ; Inadequate compensation ; Ego vulnerability: getting lost in the crowd ; The risks of envy ; Lack of power and influence ; Anxiety, disappointment, depression ; Personal encumbrances ; Lack of aptitude ; Lack of passion and dedication ; Legal and financial risks ; Disillusionment --
II. Becoming an architect. 3. The structure of architectural education : Degree pathways ; Curricular content ; Design ; History ; Technology: structures, materials and methods of construction, environmental and energy technologies ; Working digitally ; Management ; Historic preservation ; Electives ; Travel and study abroad --
4. Experiencing architecture school : The first year and workload shock ; New values, new language ; Competition and grades ; Pencilphobia ; The culture and community of architecture school ; Being judged: a right of passage ; Other traditions and experiences --
5. What professors, and architects, profess : The professors: scholars and researchers, designer-practitioners, designer-theoreticians, student advocates, student adversaries, young (or old) Turks, good ol' boys and girls, logicians, techies, obfuscators, zealous leaders, laid-back leaders, separatists, inscrutables, venerable heroes ; Some -isms and -ologies: formalism, functionalism, historicism, technology, deconstructivism, symbology, sociology and psychology, methodology, ecology, sustainability, regionalism and vernacularism, urbanism --
6. Architecture schools: choosing and being chosen : Preparing for architecture school ; Choosing schools: location, program type, reputation, resources, cost, students, faculty, program ethos ; The admission process: the portfolio, interviews, reference letters, grades, essays, exams for admission, timing, financial aid, admission odds --
7. After school, what? : Internship ; Becoming a licensed architect ; Continuing education ; Further studies ; Traveling ; Teaching ; Work in related fields ; Abandoning architecture --
III. Being an architect. 8. The building process and the architect's role : How projects get built: need, site, development costs and financing, design and design approvals, engineers and other design consultants, brokers, attorneys, construction contractors and managers ; Role-playing ; Users and the community --
9. How architects work : Manual and digital drawing ; Physical models built manually or digitally ; Writing ; Reading and researching ; Meeting and talking ; Calculating ; Client contact ; Government reviews and approvals ; Consultants and coordination ; Working digitally ; Construction phase services ; Organization within architectural firms ; Diversified services ; The goals of architectural firms --
10. How architects get work : Getting the first job ; Economic conditions ; Territory ; Types of markets and clients ; Selecting architects for projects ; The direct approach ; The indirect approach ; The interview ; Joint ventures ; Architects as contractors, construction managers, and developers ; Design competitions ; Free services --
11. Architects' clients : Household clients ; Real estate developers ; Corporate clients ; Entrepreneurs ; Institutional clients ; Government clients ; Citizens and the community as clients --
12. We who are architects : Architects as types ; Idols and adulation ; The faces of an evolving profession --
On becoming an architect --
On being an architect.
Responsibility: Roger Lewis.

Abstract:

"Since 1985, Architect? has been an essential text for aspiring architects, offering the best basic guide to the profession available. This third edition has been substantially revised and rewritten, with new material covering the latest developments in architectural and construction technologies, digital methodologies, new areas of focus in teaching and practice, evolving aesthetic philosophies, sustainability and green architecture, and alternatives to traditional practice. Architect? tells the inside story of architectural education and practice; it is realistic, unvarnished, and insightful. Chapter 1 asks "Why Be an Architect?" and chapter 2 offers reasons "Why Not to Be an Architect." After this provocative beginning, Architect? goes on to explain and critique architectural education, covering admission, degree and curriculum types, and workload as well as such post-degree options as internship, teaching, and work in related fields. It offers a detailed discussion of professors and practitioners and the "-isms" and "-ologies" most prevalent in teaching and practicing architecture. It explains how an architect works and gets work, and describes architectural services from initial client contact to construction oversight. The new edition also includes a generous selection of drawings and cartoons from the author's Washington Post column, "Shaping the City," offering teachable moments wittily in graphic form. The author, Roger Lewis, has taught, practiced, and written extensively about architecture for many years. In Architect? he explains -- for students, professors, practitioners, and even prospective clients -- how architects think and work and what they care about as they strive to make the built environment more commodious, more beautiful, and more sustainable."--Back cover.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/819741765> # Architect? : a candid guide to the profession
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "819741765" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/mau> ;
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/720.2373/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/813542> ; # Architecture--Vocational guidance
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> ; # United States.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/799330315#Topic/architecture_vocational_guidance_united_states> ; # Architecture--Vocational guidance--United States
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/NA1995> ;
    schema:bookEdition "Third Edition." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/92518721> ; # Roger K. Lewis
    schema:datePublished "2013" ;
    schema:description ""Since 1985, Architect? has been an essential text for aspiring architects, offering the best basic guide to the profession available. This third edition has been substantially revised and rewritten, with new material covering the latest developments in architectural and construction technologies, digital methodologies, new areas of focus in teaching and practice, evolving aesthetic philosophies, sustainability and green architecture, and alternatives to traditional practice. Architect? tells the inside story of architectural education and practice; it is realistic, unvarnished, and insightful. Chapter 1 asks "Why Be an Architect?" and chapter 2 offers reasons "Why Not to Be an Architect." After this provocative beginning, Architect? goes on to explain and critique architectural education, covering admission, degree and curriculum types, and workload as well as such post-degree options as internship, teaching, and work in related fields. It offers a detailed discussion of professors and practitioners and the "-isms" and "-ologies" most prevalent in teaching and practicing architecture. It explains how an architect works and gets work, and describes architectural services from initial client contact to construction oversight. The new edition also includes a generous selection of drawings and cartoons from the author's Washington Post column, "Shaping the City," offering teachable moments wittily in graphic form. The author, Roger Lewis, has taught, practiced, and written extensively about architecture for many years. In Architect? he explains -- for students, professors, practitioners, and even prospective clients -- how architects think and work and what they care about as they strive to make the built environment more commodious, more beautiful, and more sustainable."--Back cover."@en ;
    schema:description "I. To be or not be an architect? 1. Why be an architect? : Creative and intellectual fulfillment ; Contributing to culture and civilization ; Love of drawing without a computer ; Service to others ; Teaching ; A great profession for polymaths ; Money and lifestyle ; Social status ; Fame ; Immortality ; Fulfilling the dictates of personality ; Freedom to do your own thing -- 2. Why not to be an architect : Odds of becoming an architect ; Lack of work ; Competition ; Inadequate compensation ; Ego vulnerability: getting lost in the crowd ; The risks of envy ; Lack of power and influence ; Anxiety, disappointment, depression ; Personal encumbrances ; Lack of aptitude ; Lack of passion and dedication ; Legal and financial risks ; Disillusionment -- II. Becoming an architect. 3. The structure of architectural education : Degree pathways ; Curricular content ; Design ; History ; Technology: structures, materials and methods of construction, environmental and energy technologies ; Working digitally ; Management ; Historic preservation ; Electives ; Travel and study abroad -- 4. Experiencing architecture school : The first year and workload shock ; New values, new language ; Competition and grades ; Pencilphobia ; The culture and community of architecture school ; Being judged: a right of passage ; Other traditions and experiences -- 5. What professors, and architects, profess : The professors: scholars and researchers, designer-practitioners, designer-theoreticians, student advocates, student adversaries, young (or old) Turks, good ol' boys and girls, logicians, techies, obfuscators, zealous leaders, laid-back leaders, separatists, inscrutables, venerable heroes ; Some -isms and -ologies: formalism, functionalism, historicism, technology, deconstructivism, symbology, sociology and psychology, methodology, ecology, sustainability, regionalism and vernacularism, urbanism -- 6. Architecture schools: choosing and being chosen : Preparing for architecture school ; Choosing schools: location, program type, reputation, resources, cost, students, faculty, program ethos ; The admission process: the portfolio, interviews, reference letters, grades, essays, exams for admission, timing, financial aid, admission odds -- 7. After school, what? : Internship ; Becoming a licensed architect ; Continuing education ; Further studies ; Traveling ; Teaching ; Work in related fields ; Abandoning architecture -- III. Being an architect. 8. The building process and the architect's role : How projects get built: need, site, development costs and financing, design and design approvals, engineers and other design consultants, brokers, attorneys, construction contractors and managers ; Role-playing ; Users and the community -- 9. How architects work : Manual and digital drawing ; Physical models built manually or digitally ; Writing ; Reading and researching ; Meeting and talking ; Calculating ; Client contact ; Government reviews and approvals ; Consultants and coordination ; Working digitally ; Construction phase services ; Organization within architectural firms ; Diversified services ; The goals of architectural firms -- 10. How architects get work : Getting the first job ; Economic conditions ; Territory ; Types of markets and clients ; Selecting architects for projects ; The direct approach ; The indirect approach ; The interview ; Joint ventures ; Architects as contractors, construction managers, and developers ; Design competitions ; Free services -- 11. Architects' clients : Household clients ; Real estate developers ; Corporate clients ; Entrepreneurs ; Institutional clients ; Government clients ; Citizens and the community as clients -- 12. We who are architects : Architects as types ; Idols and adulation ; The faces of an evolving profession -- On becoming an architect -- On being an architect."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/799330315> ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/799330315#CreativeWork/architect> ;
    schema:name "Architect? : a candid guide to the profession"@en ;
    schema:productID "819741765" ;
    schema:url <http://mitpress-ebooks.mit.edu/product/architect> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780262518840> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/819741765> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/799330315#Topic/architecture_vocational_guidance_united_states> # Architecture--Vocational guidance--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85006637> ;
    schema:name "Architecture--Vocational guidance--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> # United States.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "United States." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/813542> # Architecture--Vocational guidance
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Architecture--Vocational guidance"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/92518721> # Roger K. Lewis
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Lewis" ;
    schema:givenName "Roger K." ;
    schema:name "Roger K. Lewis" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/799330315#CreativeWork/architect>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Architect?" ;
    schema:description "Online version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/819741765> ; # Architect? : a candid guide to the profession
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.