Public interest in architecture has increased significantly over the last few years. This, combined with social developments of increased democracy, citizenship and public participation has brought about the development of architecture centres around the world. Many have different directions but they all overlap in their aim to provide education and information about architecture at all levels.
- The first and only directory to present all architecture centres in Europe and North America
- Includes contributions and important essays from key thinkers/activists in the field, including: Charles Landry (Comedia), Joe Kerr (Royal College of Art), Ben Rogers (Institute of Public Policy Research), Janice Kirkpatrick (Graven Images) and Tom Dyckhoff (Architecture Critic, The Times)
- Packed with case studies and images of the activities undertaken by the centres
- Includes a definitive international directory of centres
Foreword by Peter Luxton, National Coordinator, Architecture Centre Network, UK.
Introduction ‘Belonging - the Value of Architecture’ by Tom Dyckhoff, Architecture and Design Journalist/Writer, The Guardian, London.
Introduction to the Themes.
The Creative City: Aspiration and Reality by Charles Landry.
Projects in Public Architecture by Raymond W. Gastil.
Architectural Policy in the Netherlands by Joost Schrijnen.
From IFA to the Cité de l'Architecture in Paris by Jean-Louis Cohen.
Democracy Building by Ben Rogers.
Public Participation and Access to City Planning by Kate Davidson.
The Redevelopment of King’s Cross: An Approach to Community and Other Stakeholders’ Engagement by Peter Bishop.
Citizen Participation and Building Culture in Germany by Florian Mausbach.
Promoting Excellence by Janice Kirkpatrick.
Promoting Excellence in the Built Environment by Francine Fort.
The Building Exploratory: A Model for Good Design by Nicole Crockett.
Renaissance Towns Initiative and Yorkshire’s Emerging Regional Alliance by Alan Simpson.
Culture, Commerce or Policy?
Architecture as Part of a Nation’s Culture by Baart Lootsma.
Detroit: City of Non-Culture by Joe Kerr.
Architectural Museums and the Impact of National Culture by Michael Snodin.
What is the Value of Architecture Centres? by Bridget Sawyers.
CUBE: Culture, Community and Construction by Graeme Russell.
Delivering Value-led Conservation by Jeff West.
Funding an Architecture Centre by Tom Russell.
The Lighthouse: Scotland's Centre for Architecture, Design and the City and Scotland's Policy on Architecture by Dr Stuart MacDonald.
The Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi) by Aaron Betsky.
Queens Plaza Ideas Competition Run by Van Alen Institute by Ray W. Gastil.
Introduction to the Directory.
International Architecture Centres: A Directory.
United States of America.
Index to International Architecture Centres.
Acknowledgements and Illustration Credits.