Beyond Net-to-Gross: Analog Tools for Thinking with Non-architects about the Design of Circulation and Other Shared Spaces
The inter-relationship of design, research and strategic services is leading some architects to recast their firms into an 'ideas company' in which professional practice can lead or follow client-centered consulting contracts. Today, more and different types of expertise participate in all levels of design decisions. Will the new mix of services make for better buildings, better cities, and better environments? The researcher believes that depends not only on bringing new knowledge into design decisions; better environments depend on bringing the inherently integrative thinking of architecture into design decisions.