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Recommended Reading - Books for Students

101 Rules of Thumb for Sustainable Buildings and Cities

101 Rules of Thumb for Sustainable Buildings and Cities by Huw Heywood

RIBA Publishing Nov 2015

Following the success of its enormously popular predecessor (101 Rules of Thumb for Low Energy Architecture) the next title in this pithy series now focuses our attention on the bigger picture in sustainability: the overarching design of our buildings and cities.

Radical Pedagogies : Architectural Education and the British Tradition

Radical Pedagogies : Architectural Education and the British Tradition by Daisy Froud and Harriet Harriss

RIBA Publishing May 2015

The anticipated reduction in the duration of architecture education in the UK and across Europe has encouraged a sense of collective openness to exploring other models of professional education delivery. There’s never been a better time to be thoughtfully innovative and take the initiative.This book provides a much needed debate about the future of architectural education, placing it within its unique historic tradition and raising questions as to where architecture schools should be situated, who should be teaching it and whether it should be treated as an interdisciplinary, rather than silo-based subject.This is not just a book for academics. It comprises voices from those who are doing as well as talking; students, recent graduates, practitioners, educators and developers, consolidating academic and well as practice-based evidence into a set of actionable insights which should question, provoke and inspire.

Starting a Practice: A Plan of Work 2nd edition

Starting a Practice: A Plan of Work 2nd edition by Simon Foxell

RIBA Publishing Feb 2015

The second edition of the popular 'Starting a Practice: A Plan of Work' is a fully revised and updated guide to planning, setting up and running your architectural practice. Mapped to the RIBA Plan of Work 2013, it approaches starting a business as if it were a design project complete with briefing, sketch layouts and delivery.Comprehensive, accessible and easy to use, 'Starting a Practice' provides essential guidance on the many issues involved in establishing a successful business, including preparing a business plan, choosing the right company structure, seeking advice, monitoring finances, getting noticed and securing work; and much more.The book is full of practical advice gained from the author’s 30 years in practice but is aimed at starting up now, in the second decade of the 21st century, with its particular challenges and opportunities. It is invaluable reading for Part 3 students, young practitioners and those considering starting up on their own or wanting to consolidate an existing business.

Environmental Design Pocketbook (2nd Edition)

Environmental Design Pocketbook (2nd Edition) by Sofie Pelsmakers

RIBA Publishing Jan 2015

The Environmental Design Pocketbook 2nd edition places the information you need for sustainable, low energy building design at your fingertips. Packed with diagrams, tools and tips, it cuts through the complex mass of technical data and legislation that faces the designer, and distils all the key guidance into a single reference that is quick, easy to use and points to the facts, figures and performance data that are most important.

21 things you won't learn in architecture school

21 things you won't learn in architecture school by Adrian Dobson

RIBA Publishing Sept 2014

This book will open your eyes to the realities of practice as an architect. There is sometimes a disconnection between what is taught during architectural education and the actual experience of entering the work place. With relatively little space in the packed architectural school curriculum, professional practice content tends to focus on the facts – legislation and contracts - rather than practical skills and lessons from experience. Yet understanding the value of good communication and business skills or how to promote yourself and your work may just make the difference to your survival in this highly competitive marketplace. This concise and punchy guide aims to challenge your assumptions about what 'success' in architecture is and how to achieve it.

Part 3 Handbook (3rd edition)

Part 3 Handbook (3rd edition) by Stephen Brookhouse

RIBA Publishing Sept 2014

Your decision to take the final step to become a fully qualified architect and sit the Part 3 exam is a daunting journey into the unknown. This fully updated 3rd edition of the Part 3 Handbook demystifies the process of qualifying and offers genuine insight into what examiners really want.

Rough Guide to Sustainability: A Design Primer 4th Edition

Rough Guide to Sustainability: A Design Primer 4th Edition by Brian Edwards

RIBA Publishing Feb 2014

This latest edition of Rough Guide to Sustainability remains a simple, no-nonsense reference source for all students and practitioners of sustainability in the built environment. It sets out the broad environmental, professional and governmental context underlying sustainability principles, and outlines the science, measures and design solutions that must be adopted to meet current definitions of responsible architecture.

Professional Studies in Architecture: A Primer

Professional Studies in Architecture: A Primer by Stephen Brookhouse

RIBA Publishing Mar 2013

Aimed at students of architecture, this primer defines the critical subject area of professional studies which runs as a thread through the new RIBA validation criteria for Parts 1 and 2. Written by Stephen Brookhouse, author of the highly successful Part 3 Handbook, the book places professional issues in the context of the language and activities of the design studio.

101 Rules of Thumb for Low Energy Architecture

101 Rules of Thumb for Low Energy Architecture by Huw Heywood

RIBA Publishing Jan 2013

101 Rules of Thumb sets out the essential elements of low energy architecture in a fresh, intuitive way.

In an area where ever-changing technology and complex legislation and can cloud the designer's thought-processes, this book encourages the designer to think clearly and intuitively about the fundamentals of low energy buildings.

Construction Economics: A New Approach

Construction Economics: A New Approach by Danny Myers

Routledge Dec 2012

Construction Economics provides students with the principles and concepts underlying the relationship between economic theory and the construction industry. The New Approach adopts an argument that economics is central to government initiatives concerning sustainable construction. This edition has been revised to explain the effects of the current economic crisis on the construction industry. In addition, sections relating to less developed countries, the economics of sustainable development and theories relating to a firms bid strategy have all been rewritten. With new data, examples, initiatives, readings, glossary items and references, the third edition of this established core text builds on the strengths of the previous edition: a clear and user-friendly style use of a second colour to highlight important definitions and formulae regular summaries of key points a glossary of key terms extensive use of tables and figures extracts from the academic journal Construction Management and Economics to consolidate and prompt discussion reviews of useful websites.

Studio Craft and Technique: Architectural Student's Handbook

Studio Craft and Technique: Architectural Student's Handbook by Sarah A. Lappin, Miriam Delaney and Anne Gorman

UCD Nov 2011

Studio Craft & Technique is a one-stop handbook for undergraduate students of architecture. Based on the belief that technology is at the heart of design studies, this book encourages students to think of design and technology as an integrated whole.

Towards a New Architect: The Guide for Architecture Students

Towards a New Architect: The Guide for Architecture Students by Yasmin Shariff and Jane Tankard

Elsevier July 2010

After three years of education, architecture students have to start out on their first year of practical training as the initial step in a career in the professional world--all too often without enough clear advice to make sure that their first step is in the right direction.