Architectural Design Portable Handbook

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Integrate key information to facilitate optimal design solutions Essential for any working architect, Architectural Design Portable Handbook guides you through projects every step of the way, summarizing, synthesizing, and systematizing the core tasks of design. Developed by noted architect Andy Pressman, this handy take-along reference is certain to become an indispensable tool. You’ll find value-added features such as quick tips and case studies, quotes from leading architects, checklists, and a customizable layout that encourages you to add your own helpful notes and reminders. And that’s in addition to expert, time- and error-sparing information on: * Design strategies * Site analysis methods * The use of CAD and other graphics * Working with clients * User-needs evaluation * Data compilation * Concept development * Exploring design alternatives * Computing and design * Presentations* More!

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Design Excellence in the Palm of Your Hand

A guide to creating meaningful architectural form, Architectural Design Portable Handbook grounds design in the real world. It summarizes, synthesizes, and systematizes the core tasks of design, integrating key information into a working context to facilitate optimal design solutions. Inside you'll find expert, time- and error-sparing coverage of:


* Core issues of design
* Working with clients
* Site analysis
* User-needs evaluation
* Information compilation
* Concept development
* Exploring design alternatives
* Computing and design
* Presentations

For seasoned practitioners, those first entering the field, and students alike, this unique design guide from noted architect Andy Pressman is likely to become a beloved tool. Accessible, useful, and full of value-added features such as quick tips and case studies, quotes from leading architects, checklists, and a customizable layout that encourages you to add your own helpful notes and reminders, Architectural Design Portable Handbook is a gift for architects to give themselves.

About the Author:

Andy Pressman (Albuquerque, NM) is a tenured professor of architecture at the University of New Mexico and the principal of Andy Pressman, AIA Architect. His work has been featured in more than 20 publications, including Architectural Record, Architecture, and the Washington Post. He holds B.A. degrees in architecture and building science from Rensselaer Polytechnic and a M.A. in design studies from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He is board-certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and licensed in Maine, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, and Illinois. He is a member of the AIA.

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