How Architects Write by Tom Spector

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...professors Tom Spector and Rebecca Damron make the very obvious point that in a world that relies on communication of ideas, no professional community, especially architects, can afford to overlook the opportunities that literacy provides.
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This is the first writing reference book for designers. Whether you're an architect, landscape architect, interior designers, or an industrial designer How Architects Write shows you the interdependence of writing and design. Authors Tom Spector and Rebecca Damron present typical writing assignments and explain principles of effective writing by including examples of good form and illustrating common pitfalls.


The book includes resources for how to write a designer’s manifesto, statements of design intent, criticism, thesis, proposals, review statements, research reports, specifications, field reports, client communications, post-occupancy evaluations, and e-mailed meeting agendas so that you can navigate your career from school to the profession.

 

About Tom Spector

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Tom Spector is a practicing architect and a professor at the Oklahoma State University School of Architecture. Rebecca Damron is an assistant professor of English and director of the Writing Center at Oklahoma State University.
 
Published May 7, 2013 by Routledge. 209 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Gordon S. Grice on Aug 08 2012

...professors Tom Spector and Rebecca Damron make the very obvious point that in a world that relies on communication of ideas, no professional community, especially architects, can afford to overlook the opportunities that literacy provides.

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