Directed-Build: The Architect as Choreographer

Aug 08 2014


If design matters, then building matters. This day long, interactive workshop explores workflows and information management between the office and the job site in architect led design-build or, more accurately, “directed-build,” projects. The directed-build process is the architect as a single-source responsibility for the design, construction, and commissioning of buildings as a single-source responsibility. When architects are also construction managers, managing design intent with constructed reality becomes a fluid and responsive process. Design creativity is thus responsible and construction craft accountable.

The workshop will provide case study illustrations of trade-based drawing packages, on-site construction management practices, and the logistic requirements for architects to reclaim control of the building process.  In a charrette phase of the workshop, participants will complete an exercise in the planning, scheduling, and sequencing a small sample project according to the strategies discussed.

Cost: $250*   (lunch included)
*Early Registration Cost: $200 - Register by close of business day July 18th to receive discount
Students in UNC system cost: $200**
**Student Early Registration Cost: $175

Location: Appalachian State University Campus, exact location TBD
Time: 9:00am - 4:30 pm

Continuing Education Credits Offered: 7 LU|HSW
All attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion


Jason Miller

Workshops Contact

Janet Miller
Workshop Coordinator
Appalachian Energy Center
Appalachian State University


Dr. Jeff Ramsdell, Director
828-262-7514 (Appalachian Energy Center)
828-262-6553 (fax)

401 Academy Street
226 IG Greer Hall
ASU Box 32131
Boone, NC 28608


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