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Architecture For Architects Book

A book by Michael J. Crosbie

Croton-on-Hudson & Penthouse Studios

The theme of Michael J. Crosbie's latest book for The Images Publishing Group is the architect's own office. As with most professions, first impressions are vital, so the design of an architect's own office can place his or her reputation on the line in a very public manner. Not only can clients assess a firm's style and capabilites based on the design of an architect's office, but commissions can also be won or lost from that all-important initial representation.

The projects within this book have been carefully chosen and reflect a variety of styles and trends. From historic old buildings shrouded in legend and lore to state-of-the-art modern chrome and steel structures, from the humble to the whimsical; the reader gets a glimpse of how each office aims to be a statement that highlights the skill and proficiency of the architect.

Abridged Introduction

By Michael J. Crosbie

Just as writers cannot put pen to paper without telling you something about themselves, the places that architects design and build for creating architecture reveal who they are and what they care about.......................................Having fun while creating architecture is the key to many of the offices and studios in this book. Joy in the making, like play, is part of the serious business of architecture. The studio is the architect's cradle of creativity, the place to experiment with space and materials, to show the outside world the theories and values that one holds dear. Corporate or "kooky", slick or "shaggy", these designs seem to ask, "if you aren't having fun doing architecture, why bother?

In Good Company--the Roster of Architects

Ace Architects; aidlin darling design; Alexander Design Studio; Atelier Pro; Blue Sky Architecture Studio, Helliwell + Smith; Bohlin Cywinski Jackson; Carol A. Wilson, Architect; Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems; Centerbrook Architects and Planners; Foster and Partners; Frederick Fisher and Partners; Gensler; gkkworks; Goettsch Parnters; HOK; Holabird & Root; Howard Alan Architects; Kieran Timberlake Associates; Koning Eizenberg Architecture; LPA Architects; Messana O'Rorke; Meyer, Scherer & Rockcasle; Mithun Architects + Designers + Planners; Mojo Stumer Architects; Murphy/Jahn Architects; Philip Tusa, Architect; Rick Joy, Architect; Rios Clementi Hale Studios; Ross Barney + Jankowski; Shillam + Smith Architecture and Urbanism; Stanley Architects & Artisans; Steven Ehrlich Architects; STUDIOS Architecture; Suyama Peterson Deguchi; The Gund Partnership; The Walker Group