The Architecture of the Profession (Front Cover)

The Architecture of the Profession is the title of a research project undertaken at the Manchester School of Architecture by Luke Butcher. It is intended to provoke thought and debate within the wider architectural community, questioning the current model of practice in the UK through historical analysis of both the image and role of architects and an extensive industry survey; revealing a conflicted professional landscape. Prospective forms of practice emerging now will inform the future production of the built environment. There is the potential for an expanded field of architects who will achieve more through greater engagement with both clients and wider society. This new profession must be open to change, optimistic and ready to rise to the challenges facing the world.

Title: The Architecture of the Profession: Practice, Purpose, Prospects
Author: Luke Butcher
Published: 2011
Pages: 194 (Black and White)
Binding: Hardcover (Casewrap)
Dimensions: 15cm x 23cm (US Trade)

To purchase a copy of the research (price £25) or for any other information please contact Luke Butcher or alternatively visit Lulu.

The research was conducted between September 2010 and August 2011 at the Manchester School of Architecture (jointly run by the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University), as part of the Masters in Architecture and Urbanism course (see here). The research was documented on Luke Butcher's blog and can be accessed here. Extracts from the book are available to read here.
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