The Next Architect: A New Twist on the Future of Design

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By James P. Cramer and Scott Simpson

Building is one of mankind's oldest activities. It's been said that architecture is the residue of civilization, the surest evidence that we are important enough to exist at all. Structures that were erected thousands of years ago, like the great pyramids of Egypt, still astound us. Great cathedrals such as Chartres, which were fashioned by thousands of hands and minds over many decades, are just as audacious and dazzling today as when they were first erected. And yet, as inventive as we are, the basic way that we build hasn't changed in thousands of years. We still make big things by putting small things together, one piece at a time . . . ALL THIS IS ABOUT TO CHANGE!

"If you're looking to be on the edge of a new profession, this is the book."

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Fourteen transforming trends
  • Your inner architect
  • Clients come first!
  • Count value, not cost
  • Process innovation
  • Faster and faster
  • Dynamic decision-making
  • Fun with money
  • Leadership
  • TCB: taking care of business
  • The Next Architect's toolbox
  • Acknowledgements

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