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International Practice for Architects
Author: Perkins Eastman Architects
Publisher: Wiley
Year: 2007
Amazon Price: $67.13
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Did Someone Say Participate? An Atlas of Spatial Practice
Author: Markus Miessen and Shumon Basar, editors
Publisher: The MIT Press
Year: 2006
Amazon Price: $20.52
ArchitectureWeek— Did Someone Say Participate? showcases a range of forward-thinking practitioners and theorists who actively trespass into neighboring or alien fields of knowledge in activities that range from collaborative forms of interdisciplinary practice to identifying practices of ethical terror. For the first time, architecture is here presented as the architecture of knowledge. Participation -- social, political or personal -- is once again at the forefront of research. Together, the contributions form an atlas of spatial practices resembling the early medieval maps that attempt to show the entire known world.

Did Someone Say Participate?: An Atlas of Spatial Practice
Author: Markus Miessen and Shumon Basare, editors
Publisher: The MIT Press
Year: 2006
Amazon Price: $20.52
ArchitectureWeek— These editors argue that shifts in the practice and pedagogy of architecture have been mirrored in other fields, and that this has happened to such an extent that an emerging generation of artists, activists, economists, curators, policy makers, photographers, editors (and, of course, architects) is reshaping how we look at contemporary social and political reality. These essays are from forward-thinking practitioners and theorists who trespass into neighboring fields of knowledge in activities that range from collaborative forms of interdisciplinary practice to identifying practices of ethical terror.

Property Development and Progressive Architecture: The New Alliance
Author: David B. Sokol, editor
Publisher: Wiley-Academy Press
Year: 2004
Amazon Price: $55.00
ArchitectureWeek— Some architects are taking a proactive role in development, others are cutting out a new position for themselves as designer-developers. At the same time, property developers are starting to recognize the added value that an architect can bring to a scheme. This book looks at selected projects that architects and developers are achieving together, exploring the economic and demographic opportunities that are now driving the alliance in cities as diverse as Amsterdam, Melbourne, and Tokyo.

Professional Practice 101: Business Strategies and Case Studies in Architecture, 2nd Edition
Author: Andrew Pressman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Year: 2006
Amazon Price: $53.73
ArchitectureWeek— New perspectives on the many issues involved in the operation of an architectural practice -- from how a firm is structured to how it manages projects and secures new business -- with the latest edition of Professional Practice 101. Case studies, new to the this edition, augment each chapter.

Becoming an Architect: A Guide to Careers in Design
Author: Lee Waldrep
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Year: 2006
Amazon Price:
ArchitectureWeek— A guide to obtaining the skills and education necessary to be an architect. This hands-on book features complete coverage of the three central components of education, experience, and the licensing exam. With advice for navigating a successful career, the book is filled with interviews and insights from leading architects.

Professional Practice 101: Business Strategies and Case Studies in Architecture
Author: Andrew Pressman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Year: 2006
Amazon Price: $53.73
ArchitectureWeek— This second edition outlines the many issues involved in the operation of an architectural practice, from how a firm is structured to how it manages projects and secures new business. Case studies augment each chapter covering: project management, time management, group dynamics and teamwork, project delivery, communication and leadership skills, design and information technology, marketing, legal and licensing issues, financial management, risk management and professional liability insurance, and client and contractor relations.

The Survival Guide to Architectural Internship and Career Development
Author: Grace Kim
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Year: 2006
Amazon Price: $46.47
ArchitectureWeek— A concise guide to the process from architectural education to licensure: finding a first job in the profession, completing internship requirements, and taking the registration exam. It also addresses how to protect employee rights, receive a fair salary, continue one's education, find a mentor, pursue nontraditional paths, work abroad, and start one's own firm.

Tax Deductions for Professionals
Author: Stephen Fishman
Publisher: NOLO Press
Year: 2006
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ArchitectureWeek— A comprehensive, easy-to-read, "how-to" guide for professionals who want to reduce their tax burden. Covers start-up and operating expenses, health deductions, vehicles and travel, entertainment and meals, retirement accounts, and home office. Helps professionals choose the best legal structure for their practice.

Architecture and Participation
Author: Peter Blundell Jones, Doina Petrescu, and Jeremy Till, editors
Publisher: Spon Press
Year: 2005
Amazon Price: $53.56
ArchitectureWeek— This book investigates how the user can be included in the design process, revealing at the same time how a participatory approach can generate new spatial conditions and new types of architectural practice.

Archi-Toons: Funniness, Comedy & Delight
Author: Richard T. Bynum
Publisher: Wiley-Academy
Year: 2003
Amazon Price: $35.00
ArchitectureWeek— Cartoons by a practitioner demonstrate to architects the fun of laughing at one’s profession.

The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice 14e
Author: American Institute of Architects
Publisher: Wiley
Year: 2008
Amazon Price: $200.00
ArchitectureWeek— The "Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice" has been the definitive guide to running an architectural practice for almost a century. Now in its Fourteenth Edition, the book covers everything from project delivery methods to staff management. Compiled by a team of experts from architecture as well as law, business, and other professions, this edition has been completely updated, with 50% brand new content and substantial revisions throughout.

Strategic Planning for Design Firms
Author: Raymond Kogan and Cara Bobchek
Publisher: Kaplan AEC Education
Year: 2007
Amazon Price: $44.04
ArchitectureWeek— This comprehensive guide to strategic planning for design professionals uses real-life examples in a clear, accessible format. It is intended to help firm principals understand concepts of strategic planning and apply them to their own firms. The guide is organized into three sections: why a strategic plan is needed, how to prepare one, and what issues are likely to arise in the process.

Integrated Practice in Architecture: Mastering Design-Build, Fast-Track, and Building Information Mo
Author: George Elvin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Year: 2007
Amazon Price: $53.21
ArchitectureWeek— This comprehensive book about integrated practice in architecture outlines principles of collaborative design, construction, and life-cycle management of buildings. It is organized around critical issues such as team-building, project planning, communication, risk management, and implementation.

Perspecta 38: Architecture After All
Author: Marcus Carter, Christopher Marcinkoski, Forth Bagley, Ceren Bingol, editors
Publisher: The MIT Press
Year: 2006
Amazon Price: $20.00
ArchitectureWeek— The profession of architecture is increasingly characterized by divergent political, social, technological, and economic ideas and agendas. Much of current practice focuses on the process of architecture rather than its meaning. This issue of the Yale Architectural Journal explores the practice of architecture after the breakdown of consensus or dominant ideology. A variety of essays take on globalization, urbanism, pedagogy, irony, as well as form, theory, and ideology, to address broader questions about the social, economic, and political fallout from these modes of practice.

Designing Public Consensus: The Civic Theater of Community Participation for Architects, Landscape A
Author: Barbara Faga
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Year: 2006
Amazon Price: $65.06
ArchitectureWeek— Written for the design professional, the book offers examples of management of the public process in projects large and small involving architects, planners, and urban designers. The book has methods, tips, and strategies for working with various constituencies in a design project.

The CRS Team and the Business of Architecture
Author: Jonathan King and Philip Langdon, editors
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Year: 2002
Amazon Price: $27.55
ArchitectureWeek— A collection of oral histories about the Texas firm Caudill Rowlett Scott, a progressive and influential architecture firm that developed innovations in programming, construction management, and school design.

The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice, Update 2005
Author: Joseph A. Demkin, editor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Year: 2005
Amazon Price: $79.52
ArchitectureWeek— This third companion volume to the 13th edition of The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice brings architects and others working in the field new and updated information, from important issues affecting day-to-day operations and emerging business trends to the latest AIA contract documents.

Portfolio Design, Third Edition
Author: Harold Linton
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company
Year: 2004
Amazon Price: $24.75
ArchitectureWeek— An illustrated reference for portfolio planning and production, for those planning a job search, graduate school or grant application, or competition entry. This edition includes expanded coverage of digital portfolios.

Buildings Matter: A Leader's Guide to the Risks and Opportunities of Architecture
Author: Derrick Van Mell
Publisher: Tranton Press
Year: 2005
Amazon Price: $29.00
ArchitectureWeek— A layman's guide to building written for the heads of corporations, institutions, and other organizations. The book gives plain and useful explanations of architecture to help CEOs, directors, statesmen, and deans face the risks and opportunities of having a building designed and built.

Directions: Strategic Marketing for AEC Business Development
Author: Richard K. Rodgers
Publisher: Kelley Rodgers Group
Year: 2004
Amazon Price:
ArchitectureWeek— Text, workbook, and reference showing how successful architects, engineers, contractors, planners, and designers can use a strategic marketing process to guide business development.

Architect's Essentials of Cost Management
Author: Michael D. Dell'Isola
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Year: 2002
Amazon Price: $34.08
ArchitectureWeek— Part of The Architect's Essentials of Professional Practice Series, this volume explains the basics of cost management, from estimating costs during the design phase to managing costs during construction and even after occupancy.

Architect's Essentials of Ownership Transition
Author: Peter Piven and William Mandel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Year: 2002
Amazon Price: $40.00
ArchitectureWeek— Part of The Architect's Essentials of Professional Practice Series, this volume takes the guesswork out of buying, selling, merging, and other forms of design firm ownership transfer.

Architect's Essentials of Contract Negotiation
Author: Ava J. Abramowitz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Year: 2002
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ArchitectureWeek— Part of The Architect's Essentials of Professional Practice Series, this volume demystifies contract negotiation, outlining options and processes.

How Firms Succeed : A Field Guide to Design Management Solutions
Author: James P. Cramer and Scott Simpson
Publisher: Greenway Communications
Year: 2002
Amazon Price:
ArchitectureWeek— A motivational guidebook about practice management in the architecture and engineering professions, combining practical solutions with business theory and a treatise on leadership.

The Ethical Architect : The Dilemma of Contemporary Practice
Author: Tom Spector
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Year: 2001
Amazon Price: $25.00
ArchitectureWeek— An investigation of the moral underpinnings and implications of leading architectural theories subjected to the analytical techniques of moral philosophy.

Facility Design and Management Handbook
Author: Eric Teicholz (Editor)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Year: 2001
Amazon Price: $97.87
ArchitectureWeek— A comprehensive survey of the latest in productivity tools, technologies, and strategies that have changed the field of facility management in the last five years.

In the Scheme of Things: Alternative Thinking on the Practice of Architecture
Author: Thomas Fisher
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Year: 2000
Amazon Price: $57.00
ArchitectureWeek— The practice of architecture is in crisis and one solution may be for professionals to recapture their historical role as stewards and visionaries of the public realm.

Design-Build: Architecture in Practice
Author: Andrew Thomas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Academy
Year: 2006
Amazon Price: $70.00
ArchitectureWeek— A commentary on the procurement route, specifics of design and build, and the documents which make up this practice environment: the process of tendering, how the contractor runs the project, the specific contract conditions, consultant roles, and a who's who of the project team. Illustrated case studies from various countries.

Facility Management
Author: Edmond P. Rondeau, Robert Kevin Brown, and Paul D. Lapides
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Year: 2006
Amazon Price: $81.65
ArchitectureWeek— A comprehensive guide to facility management for design professionals who want to create a productive workplace that corresponds to the short- and long-term goals of their corporation. The second edition includes samples, policies, procedures, and forms. It provides practical guidance on strategic planning, financial forecasting, real estate considerations, architectural and engineering planning and design, interior programming and space consideration, and construction and renovation work.

Architect's Essentials of Starting a Design Firm
Author: Peter Piven and Bradford Perkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Year: 2003
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ArchitectureWeek— A step-by-step guide to understanding and evaluating the goals, risks, and rewards of starting a professional design firm, covering firm organization, personnel requirements, legal considerations, fee setting, marketing issues, and business plans.

Architect's Essentials of Winning Proposals
Author: Frank A. Stasiowski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Year: 2003
Amazon Price: $38.21
ArchitectureWeek— A concise guide on preparing and submitting successful proposals to secure new business for your architecture firm.

Marketing for Architects and Designers
Author: Harold Linton, Laura Clary, and Steven Rost
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Year: 2005
Amazon Price: $30.33
ArchitectureWeek— A treasury of ideas for promotional materials to inspire architectural firms in marketing their services and increasing business. Examples include well designed print and electronic material such as brochures, books, slide shows, Web sites, and multimedia presentations, shown through 200 color and black-and-white illustrations.

Communication by Design: Marketing Professional Services
Author: Joan Capelin
Publisher: Greenway Communications
Year: 2004
Amazon Price: $34.95
ArchitectureWeek— How and why to communicate to clients, prospects, staff, and the public is the lesson plan targeted to business principals and anyone who aspires to a leadership position in a firm. The author draws on examples from her career as public relations consultant to elucidate the fundamentals of strategic, effective communication.

Time Management for Architects and Designers
Author: Thorbjoern Mann
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company
Year: 2003
Amazon Price: $14.73
ArchitectureWeek— This delightfully illustrated book addresses the special time management issues that confront designers in getting jobs done on time. It offers guidance in recognizing and problems and developing effective strategies for overcoming them.

Perspecta 35
Author: Elijah Huge and Stephanie Tuerk, editors
Publisher: The MIT Press
Year: 2004
Amazon Price: $20.00
ArchitectureWeek— Building codes, as systematic forms of regulation and organization, are not the neutral documents they are often considered to be. They are formulated to ensure specific outcomes and are laden with authoritative intent. This volume of Perspecta, a student-edited journal, investigates the historical and ongoing evolution of the relationship between codes and architecture.

Competing Globally in Architecture Competitions
Author: G. Stanley Collyer
Publisher: Wiley-Academy Press
Year: 2004
Amazon Price: $65.00
ArchitectureWeek— The practice of architecture has become increasingly global, but firms participating in design competitions are finding a culture that is continually in flux. This book enables the architect to negotiate the differing rules and processes that govern international competitions. Besides essential strategic material on preparing and presenting an entry, architects will find tips to help them decide whether to enter a competition. Reviewing the winning case studies, which feature the most recent advances in presentation, graphic design and sustainability, can be a shortcut to success for the design professional.

Back to School: Architectural Education — the Information and the Argument (Architectural Design)
Author: Michael Chadwick
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Year: 2004
Amazon Price: $60.00
ArchitectureWeek— Would-be architecture students have a bewildering choice of schools world-wide. Different institutions produce very different types of architects, depending on their emphasis on building tectonics, digital techniques, business, or design. This guide to architectural education includes interviews with some of the world's most influential educators.

Architect's Essentials of Marketing
Author: David Koren
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Year: 2004
Amazon Price: $38.56
ArchitectureWeek— Concise, practical business information for the practicing architect, offering expertise on the best practices for managing the business development cycle and acquiring clients. A step-by-step guide to creating a winning marketing strategy using a variety of marketing tools and resources.

Architect's Essentials of Professional Development
Author: Jean R. Valence
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Year: 2003
Amazon Price: $41.02
ArchitectureWeek— A step-by-step guide to establishing an in-house professional development program, with worksheets and questionnaires to help set continuing education goals and strategies.

The Building Professional's Guide to Contract Documents
Author: Waller S. Poage
Publisher: RS Means Co.
Year: 2000
Amazon Price:
ArchitectureWeek— A description of contract documents and how to use them to communicate clearly and avoid conflicts. Discusses construction drawings, specifications, insurance requirements, bidding procedures, and project delivery methods.

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