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Design Management for Architects

Author : Stephen Emmitt
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This guide integrates theory and practice to offer practical solutions for architects to improve their design management skills. This unique guide helps architects improve their management skills by addressing the relationship between the management of the design project and the design office. The author demonstrates how a professionally managed project, conceived and delivered within a professionally managed office ensures that client values are translated into construction without loss of creativity. Design Management for Architects divides into two parts. Part 1: Managing Creative Projects covers the context and infrastructure of projects; looks at client values; describes developing, detailing and realising the design; and shows how to learn from projects. Part 2: Managing Creative Organisations describes the business of architecture; explains how to manage creative people and the design studio – covering communication and knowledge-sharing, information management, financial management and attracting/retaining clients. This second edition has been extensively rewritten in response to student feedback and to the rapid evolution of design management in architecture. New features include: the ‘Why Management?’ question addressed in a design context Vignettes to demonstrate the value of design management practical advice is incorporated into each chapter under ‘Project to Office Interface’ more specifics on the design manager role, and the contribution of ICTs (including BIM) to effective design management. By integrating theory and practice, and offering practical solutions for architects to improve their design management skills, this book provides clear guidance to all designers and (design) managers.

Design Management

Author : Stephen Emmitt
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This is a design guide for architects, engineers and contractors concerning the principles and application of design management. This book addresses the value that design management and design managers contribute to construction projects. As part of the PocketArchitecture series, Design Management is divided into two parts: Fundamentals and Application. In Part 1, Fundamentals, the chapters address the why, what, how and when questions in a simple and informative style, illustrated with vignettes from design management professionals. In Part 2, case studies from Colombia, Norway and the USA represent unique examples of the application of design management. This book offers a concise overview of design management for postgraduate students and early career design managers.

Design Management for Sustainability

Author : Stephen Emmitt
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First Published in 2009. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Getting There by Design

Author : Kenneth Allinson
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There was military project management. There was construction project management. Then there was business project management, a tool described as 'the wave of the future'. Where are architects in all this, professionals whose work has always been project-driven? There is design management in engineering, product design, graphics, packaging, management theory and even in politics. Construction consultants talk about managing design. When are architects going to become committed to managing design? Getting There by Design adopts an architect's view to design and project management. It sets out the fundamental principles and shows how they are applied, dealing with these two topics as one indivisible subject. 'Getting There by Design' demonstrates how to: - make project efforts goal-oriented - set up a planning and monitoring basis to architectural projects - put the architect's fee calculus on a rationale basis - diagnose your firm's practice culture - develop successful teams Put your practice onto a more effective basis. Ken Allinson is an architect in private practice and principal of 'Architectural Dialogue'. He also teaches design studio and lectures on design and project management. He was formerly an associate at DEGW London and the Terry Farrell Partnership. He has practice experience in Europe, the USA and Japan and is the author of 'The Wild Card of Design' (1993).

Architectural Engineering and Design Management

Author : Halim Boussabaine
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This book provides insight into the theory and application of complexity techniques to model some of the built environment problems. It includes discussion of the importance of complexity for the research agenda in the built environment to introduce new users to the potential and pitfalls of his research paradigm. Among the applications presented are: modes of architectural complexity, agent based modelling systems, coping with complexity within the supply chain, complexity in design, applications of complexity theory for design, and complexity theory and the maintenance paradigm. This book will significantly augment the intellectual basis of the discipline and expand considerably the boundaries of the BE research agenda

Design Management for Sustainability

Author : Stephen Emmitt
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"Building on the special edition Aspects of Design Management (Volume 3:1, 2007), this publication brings together the rapidly developing field of design management with that of environmental sustainability. Eight articles drawn from around the world help to provide some critical insights into the relationship between ecological sustainability and the application of design management in a number of different contexts. Contributions range from early policy decisions and public procurement options; to corporate social responsibility of architects and the promotion of materials and products to specifiers; to encouraging change and a design process evaluation method; to investigations into the role and contribution of construction design managers and facilities managers to a sustainable built environment. Collectively the articles provide a unique, multi-disciplinary, contribution to the theoretical development of the design management field as well as guidance on the practical application of methods and tools."--Provided by publisher.

Leading the Team

Author : Dale Sinclair
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"Contemporary design management - the organisation of increasingly complex teams and increasingly iterative design processes - presents both an opportunity and a challenge for today's architects. Properly implemented, you can achieve organised, successful project outcomes without any creative compromise, and this simple guide shows how. Aimed at architects seeking to improve their design management skills to become future leaders of the profession, this guide is relevant to all, from Part 3 students to senior architects. Packed with practical tips to plan and manage the design process, it introduces 'Eight Essential Design Management Tools' and shows how you can overlay effective management techniques onto your design processes. These techniques will allow you to reconcile a complex iterative design programme against the RIBA Plan of Work, arming you with tools to monitor the development of your projects and the issues that are likely to arise. Alongside advice on cost, risk, and procurement, the guide also explores the important 'soft skills' necessary to become a great team leader. Short, concise and easy to read, the guide will help you to harness efficient, commercially proven and switched-on management skills to facilitate the design of high-quality buildings."--Cover.

Aspects of Building Design Management

Author : Stephen Emmitt
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Approaches this increasingly complex and evolving sector from the different perspectives of key stakeholders. Covers a diverse range of core themes, from managing design information to cultural issues.

Time Management for Architects and Designers

Author : Thorbjoern Mann
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For those who are tired of all-nighters, missed deadlines, and playing catch-up, help is at hand.

Handbook for the Architectural Manager

Author : Stephen Emmitt
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The essential resource for becoming more effective in the highly competitive architectural marketplace Handbook for the Architectural Manager offers architects a comprehensive resource that brings together critical information on four interlinked areas: managing the architectural office, projects, stakeholders, and learning. Unlike other books on the topic that only stress management of the business or the management of projects, this book offers a guiding framework that encompasses the architectural manager's role in developing the practice’s competitive strategies and overseeing the project portfolio. Written by noted experts in the field, Handbook for the Architectural Manager is grounded in current research in which, for the first time, the components of architectural management have been analyzed systematically, tested, and developed for practical application. Designed to explore typical architectural management issues, the book provides clear and concise direction with practical step-by-step guidance as well as helpful checklists, templates and scenarios, and case studies to illustrate best practice. This essential resource: Offers a groundbreaking handbook that contains a comprehensive management framework for architectural practice Contains new insights and guidance based on solid research on managing the architectural practice Brings together in one book the best management techniques of the office, projects, stakeholders, and learning Includes a well-grounded critical review of the existing literature on the topic Designed for professionals in the field but written in accessible language suitable for students Handbook for the Architectural Manager offers a practical guide for overseeing the development of architectural designs and associated activities and ensuring all work is consistent (i.e. adheres to current standards, legislation, client specifications, and office protocols) and completed on time as well as information on staff development and learning.