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 presents the architect as a single-source of responsibility for the design, construction, and commissioning of buildings. 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, Room 329 in the College of Education Building. Park at College Street Parking Deck directly across from building (Parking attendant will allow you into parking deck). See map below.
Time: 9:00am - 4:30 pm

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


D. Jason Miller, AIA, NCARB

D. Jason Miller is an Assistant Professor of Building Science at Appalachian State University and a registered architect practicing in the mountains of western North Carolina with his newly created firm, David Jason Miller Architect PLLC. His research focuses on sustainable design building methodologies, while his teaching interests lie in architectural design, history and theory. Jason has been a faculty advisor for Appalachian's entries to the 2011 US DOE Solar Decathlon, The Solar Homestead and Maison Reciprocity, Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 in Versailles, France. He is currently the President-Elect for the NC AIA Winston-Salem Section.                           



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