AIA Design Theory

Process in Practice

AIA DESIGN THEORY - October 2012

Edited by Rebecca Falzano | Photography Trent Bell

The practice of architecture is multifaceted and complex. According to Mike Lassel of Lassel Architects, the architect's role has always been that of a master builder and planner, and the design process is a natural outgrowth of a collaboration with client and consultants. "We are finding it more and more important within the profession that we oversee all aspects of the project for design integrity and integration," says Lassel. "The process is both analytical and organic. It is also emotive and sensitive to the needs of the users, who are seeking joy and comfort." Each firm uses its own unique analytical methodology to find the best design solution. Lassel shares his with us.


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The Architect as Humanist

AIA DESIGN THEORY - September 2012

Edited by Rebecca Falzano | Photography Trent Bell

William Thompson believes in an architectural approach that blends common sense and environmental psychology


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Craft in Architecture

AIA DESIGN THEORY - August 2012

Edited by Rebecca Falzano | Photography Trent Bell

Architect Will Winkelman on craft


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The Muse Within

AIA DESIGN THEORY - July 2012

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Architect Kay Stevens-Rosa on inspiration

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Thriving Sustainably

Edited by Rebecca Falzano | Photography Trent Bell

Sarah Holland and David Foley Discuss What it means to design sustainably


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The Geography of Design

AIA DESIGN THEORY - May 2012

Edited by Rebecca Falzano | Photography Trent Bell

Designing for two distinctly different climates

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Architecture as Team Sport

AIA DESIGN THEORY- March 2012

Edited by Rebecca Falzano | Photography Trent Bell

New technologies may come and go, but according to Alan Kuniholm, collaboration remains an architect’s greatest tool

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