Predesign Planning Part I

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One of a series of ten mini-monographs about the reasons to conduct and methods to accomplish effective predesign planning in architecture, this mini-monograph discusses the various approaches to predesign planning used over the years. It includes various terms and definitions for predesign planning and covers in detail client-based, design-based, knowledge-based, and consensus-based predesign planning. It advocates for value-based predesign planning beginning with a deep search for the important values relating to a project. It then utilizes the best aspects of the other approaches to predesign planning to produce predesign plans. Exercises and references allow the reader to develop knowledge about value-based predesign planning. Each mini-monograph of this ten-part series can be taken as an individual course.

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