Featuring exclusive interviews with the internationally renowned architects: Kengo Kuma; Alberto Campo Baeza; Špela Videcnik (OFIS); Fernanda Canales; Jonathan Sergison (Sergison Bates); and Jane Hall (Assemble) Entering Architectural Practice is a practical and honest guide for architecture students, entering the world of architectural practice.
There is often a disconnection between what you are taught in architecture school and the actual practice of architecture in the workplace. As both a practising architect and architecture school tutor, the author has first-hand experience of this disconnection and so helps students bridge this divide between academia and practice.
Focused on providing industry insight, dispelling myths, and above all providing a combination of reality and hope to students of architecture entering the workplace, the book is beautifully and richly illustrated, providing a compelling visual story alongside the invaluable information it imparts.
Serious but enjoyable, thoroughly researched but highly approachable, this book is simply essential reading for every individual about to embark on a career in practice.
0. Introduction 0.0.1. Between Anticipation and Reality 0.0.2. The Reality 0.0.3. The Writer 1. Transitioning 1.0. Transition: The Choice Is Yours 1.1. Choosing A Practice A Interview – Fernanda Canales 1.2. Labour, Authorship, and You. 1.3. Working Conditions B Interview – Sergison Bates_ Jonathan Sergison 1.4. Play Your Position 1.5. Designing Your Career 2. Designing 2.0. Designing In Practice 2.1. Future C Interview – Kengo Kuma 2.2. Ethics 2.3. Constraints D Interview –OFIS Arhitekti_ Spela Videcnik 2.4. Technicals 2.5. Time 3. Communicating 3.0. Communication 3.1. Tools E Interview – Assemble_ Jane Hall 3.2. Speech 3.3. Others F Interview – Alberto Campo Baeza 3.4. Internal 3.5. Public 4. Conclusion Technical Advice Notes 01. Terminology 02. A Typical Day 03. Surveying 04. Material 05. Scale 06. Lineweights 07. Emails Index