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The Architecture Student's Handbook of Professional Practice. 15th Edition

  • ID: 3789866
  • Book
  • March 2017
  • 672 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Blueprints for the Business Side of Architecture

The Architecture Student′s Handbook of Professional Practice is a single–source solution to all the aspects of being a practicing architect that fall outside the realm of design. From developing professional relationships, working with clients through the design process, and delivering a project to the finer legal, financial, marketing, management, and administrative tasks this thoroughly revised and restructured Fifteenth Edition gives students in architectural practice courses, as well as interns and emerging professionals, a reliable place to turn when faced with the business demands of the real world. Under the guidance of an advisory group of noted professional practice educators and practitioners, fresh insights and useful material from a remarkable collection of experts in their specialties is combined with relevant sections of The Architect′s Handbook of Professional Practice, Fifteenth Edition. Keep this convenient reference at your fingertips for its:

  • Detailed coverage on the practicalities of starting and running an architectural firm
  • Up–to–date information on the most current issues in the field, including integrated project delivery
  • Accessible explanations of standard industry agreements and contracts

Whether you want to join a top firm or start your own, The Architecture Student′s Handbook of Professional Practice, Fifteenth Edition, is your foundation for success.

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About The Architecture Student s Handbook of Professional Practice vii


1 Professional Life 2

1.1 Architecture as a Profession, Dana Cuff, Ph.D. 2

1.2 Demographics of Practice: 2012 AIA Firm Survey, Bradford Perkins, FAIA 6

1.3 Ethics and Professional Conduct, Phillip H. Gerou, FAIA 22

1.4 Regulation of Professional Practice, Cornelius R. DuBois, FAIA 34

1.5 Entering the Profession, Bradford Perkins, FAIA 44

1.6 The Career Paths of an Architect, Lee W. Waldrep, Ph.D. 46

1.7 Developing Leadership Skills, William C. Ronco, Ph.D., and Mark Jussaume, PE 57

1.8 Developing Communication Skills, David Greusel, AIA 61

1.9 Intern Development, Harry M. Falconer, Jr. AIA, NCARB, and Catherine Berg 71

1.10 The Path to Licensure, By Jessica Sheridan, AIA, LEED AP BD+C 76

1.11 Serving Your Community and Participation in Professional Development Organizations, Bradford Perkins, FAIA 81

1.12 Participating in Professional Organizations, Andrea S. Rutledge, SDA, CAE 82

Part 2 PRACTICE 91

Introduction, Bradford Perkins, FAIA 91

2 Starting and Organizing a Practice 93

2.1 Developing a Practice, Bradford Perkins, FAIA and Peter Piven, FAIA 93

2.2 Firm Legal Structure, Philip R. Croessmann, AIA, Esq., and David F. Kinzer III, CPA 102

2.3 Legal Issues, Donald W. Doeg, Esq., PE, LEED AP 111

2.4 Insurance Coverage, Ann Casso and Fredric W. Schultz, CPCU 122

3 Marketing and Strategic Planning 135

3.1 Firm Identity, Image, and Expertise, Bradford Perkins, FAIA, MRAIC, AICP 135

3.2 Marketing and Business Development, David Koren, Assoc. AIA, FSMPS, CPSM 137

3.3 How Clients Select Architects, Pat Rosenzweig 154

3.4 Qualifications, Proposals, and Interviews, Sally A. Handley, FSMPS 166

3.5 Strategic Planning for a Design Firm, Bradford Perkins, FAIA, and Peter Piven, FAIA 178

4 Running a Practice 185

4.1 Financial Planning, Lowell V. Getz, CPA 185

4.2 Financial Management Systems, Lowell V. Getz, CPA 194

4.3 Maintaining Financial Health and Navigating Economic Cycles, Peter Piven, FAIA 201

4.4 Setting Fees and Alternative Fee Types, Bradford Perkins, FAIA, and Peter Piven, FAIA 210

4.5 Building a Quality Design Practice, Bradford Perkins, FAIA, and Peter Piven, FAIA 214

4.6 Risk Management Strategies, Peter Gifford Longley, AIA, CSI CCS, LEED AP 221

4.7 Managing and Avoiding Disputes, David A. Ericksen, Esq. 237

4.8 Technology in Practice Overview, Calvin Kam, Ph.D., AIA, PE, LEED AP 247

4.9 Practicing in a Global Market, Bradford Perkins, FAIA 251

4.10 Potential Cause of Failure, Bradford Perkins, FAIA, and Peter Piven, FAIA 267

Part 3 The Project 273

Introduction, Bradford Perkins, FAIA 273

5 Project Definition 275

5.1 Life of a Project, Bradford Perkins, FAIA 275

5.2 Defining Project Services, Glenn W. Birx, FAIA, LEED AP 285

5.3 Architectural Services and Compensation, Clark S. Davis, FAIA, LEED AP 292

6 Common Project Issues 301

6.1 Programming, Robert G. Hershberger, FAIA, PhD 301

6.2 Evidence–Based Design, Travis L. Hicks, AIA 311

6.3 Sustainable Design, Henry Siegel, FAIA; Larry Strain, FAIA, LEED–AP; and Nancy Malone, AIA, LEED–AP 318

6.4 Environmentally Preferable Product Selection, Nadav Malin 332

7 Project Development 344

7.1 Design Phases, Bradford Perkins, FAIA 344

7.2 Construction Documentation, Kristine K. Fallon, FAIA, and Kenneth C. Crocco, FAIA 356

7.3 Bidding or Negotiation Phase, William C. Charvat, AIA 386

7.4 Construction Contract Administration, James B. Atkins, FAIA, KIA 395

7.5 Project Closeouts, Douglas C. Hartman, FAIA, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, SCIP, LEED AP 413

8 Design Project Delivery 423

8.1 Project Delivery Methods, Phillip G. Bernstein, FAIA, RIBA, LEED AP 423

8.2 Integrated Project Delivery Overview, Randy Deutsch 433

8.3 Emerging Issues in Project Delivery, Phillip G. Bernstein, FAIA, RIBA, LEED AP 444

9 Design Project Management 452

9.1 Managing Architectural Projects, Grant A. Simpson, FAIA 452

9.2 Project Scheduling, Frank Stasiowski 471

9.3 Construction Cost Management, Brian Bowen, FRICS 475

9.4 Project Controls, Lowell V. Getz, CPA, and Frank A. Stasiowski, FAIA 491

10 Building Codes and Regulations 504

10.1 Community Planning Controls, Debra L. Smith, AIA, AICP 504

10.2 Building Codes and Standards, David S. Collins, FAIA, NCARB 525


11 Contracts and Agreements 542

11.1 Agreements with Owners, Joseph L. Fleischer, FAIA 542

11.2 Owner–Generated Agreements, Steven G. M. Stein, Esq.; Scott R. Fradin, Esq., AIA; and John–Paul Lujan, Esq. 552

11.3 Project Design Team Agreements, Joseph L. Fleischer, FAIA 568

11.4 Construction Contracts, Gregory Hancks, Esq., AIA 579

12 AIA Documents 590

12.1 The AIA Documents Program, Joseph L. Fleischer, FAIA 590

12.2 AIA Contract Documents 606

12.3 AIA Contract Documents Synopses by Family, Joseph L. Fleischer, FAIA 610

Index 649

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