Design/Build with Jersey Devil: A Handbook for Education and Practice (Architecture Briefs) (Paperback)
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Steve Badanes, Jim Adamson, and John Ringel believe an architect's job does not stop at designing a building, but that it extends to constructing it as well. Now working into their fifth decade, Jersey Devil, the loose-knit group they founded in 1972, bands together under this design/build ethos that an architect's place is just as much on the job site as it is at the drawing board. The trio pioneered design/build practice and their influence has spawned more than one hundred design/build programs.
Jersey Devil's process and expertise are unpacked in this Architecture Brief, providing students and teachers with a toolkit for design/build education. Through stories, didactic commentary, and sample exercises, the Design/Build complements nuts-and-bolts content with Jersey Devil's philosophy and perspective, allowing the book to impart practical instruction while acting as a valuable guide for navigating the elusive challenges of design/build. Themes touch on socially responsible architecture, intuition and intentionality, detailing and fostering craftsmanship, group work and collaboration, off-the-shelf components and nonstandard applications, educational reform, ethos and risk, good life and play, the politics of building, and university-community relations.
About the Author
Charlie Hailey teaches design/build, history, and theory at the University of Florida, where he received his doctorate. A licensed architect and a Fulbright Scholar, he also studied at Princeton University and UT-Austin and has worked with the designer-builders Jersey Devil. His previous books include Campsite (LSU Press, 2008), Camps (MIT Press, 2009), and Spoil Island (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013).
"It is one thing to design; it is another to go through construction with an adaptable design, influenced by various factors resulting in a more successful product..This will be of interest to architecture students and professionals looking for alternative methodology." -Library Journal
"The small book is crammed with practical information throughout (building a water tube level is just one standout), while also including a few in-depth case studies." -ArchDaily
"Design/Build with Jersey Devil: A Handbook for Education and Practice is a wonderful mixture of history, interviews, experiments and how-to's, all focused around the design/build pedagogy and practice of its 1970s pioneers, Jersey Devil." - Architect