Managing the Brief for Better Design

Blyth, A. and Worthington, J. 2010. Managing the Brief for Better Design. Abingdon, Oxon Routledge.

TitleManaging the Brief for Better Design
AuthorsBlyth, A. and Worthington, J.
Abstract

Briefing is about more than a client delivering a set of ready-made decisions to the design team. This book offers an understanding of the real briefing process and its importance to the built environment. The text is illustrated by nine excellent examples of effective practice as well as five model briefs and invaluable process charts. It also contains easy reference checklists of questions to address at each stage of a project.

The coverage here extends beyond new build, covering the full range of briefing from services and fit-outs to urban neighbourhoods. This new edition clearly explains how important the briefing process is to both the construction
industry, in delivering well-designed buildings, and to their clients, in achieving them. It provides inspiration to clients and a framework for practitioners. Substantially updated, this book is excellent for courses in building design, project management and design management as well as for architects, project managers and the growing number of design brief managers.

Briefing is now more important as the speed of organisational change increases and buildings have to become more adaptable. The workplace also has a major impact on staff satisfaction and their ability to carry out their work. Organisations often find that their building does not meet user needs. By using this book for better briefing and understanding of what the real needs are, you will be able to make building-related decisions with greater confidence.

KeywordsBriefing; Design; Architecture' buildings
Year2010
PublisherRoutledge
Publication dates
Published17 Jun 2010
Place of publicationAbingdon, Oxon
ISBN139780415460309 (hbk)
139780415460316 (pbk)
139780203857373 (ebk)

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