|Re: community design -- and a book review||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Shedrick Coleman (shedarchgsvms2.cc.gasou.edu)|
|Date: Tue, 15 Nov 94 07:43 CST|
In message Mon, 14 Nov 94 18:43 CST, catalyst [at] pacifier.com (John M. Gear) writes: > I wish I could agree, but the evidence before me suggests that > architects who ignore that premise don't suffer in the slightest 'round > here. They bloom and grow and get more subdivisions. Heavy sigh. > > On the bright side, if you want to read a *terrific* book, try > "The Geography of Nowhere" by James Howard Kunstler. > Let's agree to disagree on the architect issue. Sure there are examples of those who represent the side you reference, but my point is that the group search out those who "can" and "will" take the time to understand what is needed by the group. These architects to exist and that is the point I wish to make. There is not one client I've had who would characterise my performance in the way feel most architects operate and I'm not unique. You need to discuss your feelings with someone who provides more than lip service to get the job. Get references from previous clients and visit an example of the architect's work if possible. Sometimes it's an advantage to obtain someone who's new to the type of project who will probably value your input more. I feel it's a matter of educating the architect to your special needs. BTW, I will look up the book you suggest. I'm still learning and look forward to continued insight from the group. The American Institute of Architect's will be holding a conference in Denver titled "Housing and the Search for Community: Identifying Alternatives," which will cover Cohousing. It will be held November 17-20. I'm not sure of the location, but interested parties can contact the AIA @ (202) 626-7482 for information. ======================================================================= W. Shedrick Coleman, AIA |W. Shedrick Coleman, Architects Architect |130 Brandlewood Drive Facilities Planning & Space Utilization |Savannah, Georgia 31405 Georgia Southern University |(912) 232-7233 Statesboro, Georgia | shedarch [at] gsvms2.cc.gasou.edu | ======================================================================
Re: community design -- and a book review John M. Gear, November 14 1994
- Re: community design -- and a book review Shedrick Coleman, November 15 1994
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