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Design Competition: Making Design Competition Work by Jack L. Nasar

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Competition: Making Design Competition Work by Jack L. Nasar

Published November 2nd 2006
ISBN : 9780521029704
Paperback
260 pages
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Too often, design competitions and signature architecture result in costly eyesores that do not work. How can sponsors and clients get more meaningful results? To answer this question, Dr. Nasar, supported by riveting studies of competitions andMoreToo often, design competitions and signature architecture result in costly eyesores that do not work. How can sponsors and clients get more meaningful results? To answer this question, Dr. Nasar, supported by riveting studies of competitions and Peter Eisenmans competition-winning design for the Wexner Center at the Ohio State University, suggests the use of pre-jury evaluation (PJE). He shows the potential value of this approach as well as visual quality programming for many kinds of environmental design for which the client wants to convey certain desirable meaning. The studies, from those specific to the Wexner Center to those covering the scope of history, point to a new method for shaping the visual form of buildings, places and cities. Architects, urban designers and planners, social scientists, clients, government officials and residents will want to read this thought-provoking book. It will give them a new perspective on the designed environment.