AIA Design Theory
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.