The Gang's All Here
College Planning & Management Magazine

In Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead, uncompromising architect Howard Roark struggles in obscurity instead of compromising his design ideals. In the real world, all architecture and design is done by committee. The size and makeup of that committee can vary, depending on the job, yet the best projects certainly have more than a few players in common. Who should be involved in your next building project and how do you keep everybody happy while still delivering a winning design? “Architecture is all about the process,” said Darren L. James, AIA, president and COO, KAI Design and Build in Dallas, TX. “What we really do is listen and communicate. It’s the biggest part of the job.” Turning wishes and concepts into brick and mortar certainly isn’t easy. Add to that the disparate goals of all of the different stakeholders and an architect’s job seems almost monumental. Click here to read the rest of the article or download the PDF below.

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