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Designing for Designers


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Part I: Transforing Architectural Education Part II: Assessing Architecture School Designs Part III: Evaluation Case Studies (United States) Part IV: Evaluation Case Studies (International)

About the Author

Jack L. Nasar (FAICP), Ph.D. 1979 Man-Environment Relations, Pennsylvania State University, is a Professor of City & Regional Planning, a member of the Graduate Faculty in Landscape Architecture at The Ohio State University, and the editor of the Journal of Planning Literature. He studies environmental meanings, cognition, fear, crime, and spatial behavior. His books include Environmental Aesthetics: Theory, Research, & Applications; The Evaluative Image of the City, Design by Competition: Making Design Competitions Work; and Universal Design and Visitability: From Accessibility to Zoning (forthcoming with J. Evans-Cowley). An invited lecturer around the world, he has received the EDRA Career Achievement Award, Ethel Chattel Fellowship from University of Sydney, and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the School of Architecture at Washington University, St. Louis. Wolfgang F.E. Preiser is a Professor of Architecture at the University of Cincinnati, USA. He holds a Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University, Masters degrees in architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and the Technical University of Karlsruhe, Germany, as well as the First State Exam from the Technical University in Vienna, Austria. As a researcher and international lecturer and building consultant, he has worked on topics ranging from universal design, to facility programming, building performance assessments, and health care facilities. His 16 books and 125 chapters, articles and papers in conference proceedings include Assessing Building Performance (2005), Improving Building Performance (2003) and, Universal Design Handbook (2001). He serves on the editorial boards of major journals and has received many honors, awards and fellowships, including the Progressive Architecture Applied Research Award and Citation.

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