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

Design By Competition: Making Design Competition Work

byJack L. NasarEditorDaniel Stokols

Paperback | November 2, 2006

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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 and Peter Eisenman's 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.
Title:Design By Competition: Making Design Competition WorkFormat:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:November 2, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521029708

ISBN - 13:9780521029704

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations and tables; Introduction; Part I. Background: 1. The Wexner Center competition; 2. What do we know about architectural competitions?; 3. Meaning matters; Part II. Evaluations: 4. Managing meaning through visual quality programming; 5. Popular evaluations of the Wexner Center entries; 6. Popular evaluations of the completed building; 7. Working in a work of art: a postoccupancy evaluation of the Wexner Center; Part III. Prescriptions: 8. Model for running design competitions; 9. Toward a new democratic architecture; Appendices; References; Index.