Emerging Modes of Architectural Practice USA

Elite Kedan, F. Jonathan Dreyfous, Craig Mutter

     8 × 10 in (20.3 × 25.4 cm)
288 pages
355 color illustrations, 65 b/w illustrations
Publication date: 11/10/2009
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781568988788

Provisional profiles nine of the United States most exciting architectural practices. They all share a pragmatic, "roll-up-your-sleeves" approach that seeks opportunities to redefine the role of craft in architectural practice. Enlightening interviews together with a selection of drawings, diagrams, models, renderings, and building process photographs reveal a shared commitment to experimentation and learning-by-doing. Projects by SHoP Architects, Front Studio, Gehry Technologies, Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis, Howeler + Yoon Architecture, nARCHITECTS, servo, GYA Architects, and Chris Hoxie Design are included as well as the following projects: Beijing National Stadium, China Central Television (CCTV) Station and Headquarters (Beijing), Dee and Charles Wyly Theater (Dallas); FutureGen Power Plant (Illinois); Highline HL23 (New York City); and the Olympic Sculpture Park (Seattle).

Elite Kedan (Editorial/Creative Director), AIA, RA, is a registered architect in the states of New York and Florida; currently practicing in Miami, and is an Adjunct Professor on the faculty of Florida International University. She received her architectural education at Cornell University (B.Arch) and The Graduate School of Design at Harvard University (M.Arch, MAUD). She worked for two years as a designer at Moshe Safdie Architects in Jerusalem, and upon returning to the States, worked in architecture firms in Boston and New York before opening her own office in Miami in 2005 focusing on residential and housing projects.

Craig Mutter (Editor), AIA is an architect practicing in New York and Boston. He earned a Master of Architecture degree from The Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. He also received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia. Craig worked for four years in Boston with Kennedy & Violich Architecture before receiving the Rotch Traveling Scholarship in 1996.He returned to New York and worked as an Associate at Polshek Partnership Architects and Architecture Research Office. His projects include the Entrance Lobby and Plaza at the Brooklyn Museum and the Expansion to the Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University. He is currently an Associate at Ann Beha Architects in Boston.

F. Jonathan Dreyfous (Editor), AIA, RA, Partner CR Studio,, earned a Master of Architecture degree from The Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. He also has received two degrees in European History and in Architectural History from Brown University, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa in his junior year, became a Ford Foundation Scholar and graduated magna cum laude. Jon has worked in architectural firms in Boston, San Francisco and Tokyo. Prior to coming to New York, he apprenticed at the office of Gunther Behnisch in Stuttgart, Germany, collaborating on the design for the IBN Forestry Research Institute.

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