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Why architects matter : evidencing and communicating the value of architects

Author: Flora Samuel
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2018.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Flora Samuel
ISBN: 9781315768373 1315768372 9781317666257 1317666259 9781317666233 1317666232
OCLC Number: 1028619818
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Endorsement; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; References; Part I The undervaluing of architectural knowledge; Chapter 1 Public image, misinformation and the bogey of dispensability; 1.1 The image of the profession; 1.2 Who needs an architect?; 1.3 The reputational legacy of modernism; 1.4 Ethics; 1.5 Competitions; 1.6 Starchitects; Conclusion; References; Chapter 2 The profession; 2.1 The origins of the architectural profession in the UK; 2.2 The construction improvement agenda 2.3 The struggle for leadership in the built environment2.4 The international scene; Conclusion; References; Chapter 3 Cracks in the professional foundations: The right body of knowledge; 3.1 The canon: architectural history; 3.2 â#x80;#x98;Theoryâ#x80;#x99;; 3.3 Evidence-based knowledge; 3.4 Design research; 3.5 Post-occupancy evaluation (POE); Conclusion; References; Chapter 4 The research culture of architects; 4.1 Research context of research; 4.2 The UK Research Excellence Framework; 4.3 Construction research in the UK; 4.4 Architecture research in UK universities; 4.5 Research in practice 4.6 RIBA and the institutionsConclusion; References; Chapter 5 The value agenda; 5.1 Audit culture; 5.2 Design value in the UK context; Conclusion; References; Part II The value of architects; Chapter 6 So what is an architect?; 6.1 Formal definitions of architects and what they do; 6.2 Services; 6.3 Defining the core skills and knowledge of architects; 6.4 Defining types of architects and their skillsets; Skillset of social architects; Skillset of cultural architects; Skillset of knowledge architects; Conclusion; References; Chapter 7 The value of social architects 7.1 Create environments for wellbeing that change the way we feel and think7.2 Create places for community interaction; 7.3 Co-create places to foster a sense of identity; 7.4 Deliver learning experiences; 7.5 Map and record community assets; Conclusion; References; Chapter 8 The value of cultural architects; 8.1 Use a strong conceptual framework to create novel environments with high cultural value often derived from ...; 8.2 Confer cultural capital and power to client and project through practice brand 8.3 Carefully choreograph the experience of working with the practice, giving added value to the client8.4 Market the practice and its work to inspire debate and media coverage; 8.5 Use innovation in technology and representation to the benefit of brand identity; Conclusion; References; Chapter 9 The value of knowledge architects; 9.1 Make frameworks for the development of knowledge; 9.2 Order space for the development of knowledge; 9.3 Design user experiences to promote knowledge generation
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