Professional Practice

History/Theory

Fall 2012

Paul Segal, instructor

The purpose of this course was to give students an understanding of the framework and processes by which designs become buildings. Topics included the relationship between owners and architects and owners and contractors, covering the duties, obligations, rights and remedies of each. Additionally, the course covered the public constraints or the public and private relationships by which individuals (owners and architects) have their rights limited for the sake of the public good. Through these topics, students learned how to protect their designs from concept to realization, as well as some of the ethical and moral issues of practicing architecture.