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By Bent Flybjerg Download the article What is Phronetic Organization Research? Phronetic organization research is an approach to the study of organizations based on a contemporary interpretation of the classical Greek concept phrone- sis. Following this approach, phronetic organization researchers study organizations and organizing with an emphasis on values and power. In this paper I […]

Measuring and Improving the Productivity of the U.S. Construction Industry: Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities By Robert E. Chapman and David T. Butry Building and Fire Research Laboratory National Institute of Standards and Technology Gaithersburg. Download the article   Abstract Although the construction industry is a major component of the U.S. economy, it has experienced a […]

By Ryan E. Smith. University of Utah Download the article Culture of Collaboration The 21st century architect is being introduced to a shift in the way buildings are designed, built, and maintained that differs from the 20th century model and the early master builder model. Building is becoming increasingly complex at an exponential rate. However […]

By Pierson William Booher. University of Pennsylvania Download the article CHAPTER ONE | LOUIS I. KAHN Louis Isidore Kahn was born on February 20, 1901 on the Island of Saaremaa, Estonia to Leopold and Bertha Mendelsohn. Upon immigrating to the United States in 1906, the family settled in the Northern Liberties neighborhood of Philadelphia and […]

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The Architect’s Collaborator: Toward Intelligent Tools for Conceptual Design By Kimberle Koile Download article In early stages of architectural design, as in other design domains, the language used is often very abstract. In architectural design, for example, architects and their clients use experiential terms such as “private” or “open” to describe spaces. If we are […]