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Architecture For Science [Hardcover]

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As a building type, laboratories are a relatively recent invention. Today's modern scientific society demands special equipment, space and accomodation for activites that have grown increasingly specialised and dangerous over the past decades. As diverse as science itself, the wide range of labs presented in this book address issues such as 'green' and sustainable labs, security and safety, the conversion of existing buildings into state-of-the-art scientific facilities, challenges relating to incorporating labs into existing university campuses, and ways of alleviating, through thoughtful design, the stresses on those associated with intensive research. An introduction by leading international laboratory designer, Payette Associates, analyses the many factors that make a successful building for science, and how these can be addressed by a collaboration between the building designers and laboratory specialists.

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Pages   208
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 9.25" Height: 12.25"
Weight:   3.1 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2006
Publisher   Images Publishing Dist A/C
ISBN  1920744649  
ISBN13  9781920744649  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Donald Watson, FAIA, NCARB, is an architect in private practice. He is former Dean and Professor of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York (1990-2000) and former Visiting Professor at Yale School of Architecture and Chair of Yale's Master of Environmental Design Program (1970-1990). He has received the 2002 ASCA Distinguished Professor Award and a AIA Educational Honors Award (1997). His architectural work has received national and international design awards. His books include "Designing and Building a Solar House" (Garden Way, 1977), and "Climatic Building Design, " co-authored with Kenneth Labs (McGraw-Hill, 1983), recipient of the 1984 Best Book in Architecture and Planning Award from the American Publishers Association. He is editor-in-chief of "Time-Saver Standards for Building Materials and Systems" (2000) and "Time-Saver Standards for Urban Design" (2003).

Michael J. Crosbie, Ph.D. is active in architectural journalism, research, teaching, and practice. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture from Catholic University. He has previously served as technical editor for "Architecture" and "Progressive Architecture" magazines and is a former contributing editor to "Construction Specifier." He is a licensed architect and a senior associate at Steven Winter Associates, a building systems research and consulting firm in Norwalk, Connecticut, and the editor-in-chief of "Faith & Form" magazine. Dr. Crosbie has won several journalism awards. He is the author of more than a dozen books on architectural subjects and several hundred articles that have appeared in publications such as "Architectural Record, Architecture, Collier's Encyclopedia Yearbook, Construction Specifier, Fine Homebuilding, Historic Preservation, Landscape Architecture, Progressive Architecture, " and "Wiley's Encyclopedia of Architecture, Design, Engineering & Construction." He has been a visiting lecturer/critic at University of Pennsylvania; Columbia University; University of California, Berkeley; University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee; Yale School of Architecture; and the Moscow Architectural Institute and is adjunct professor of architecture at the Roger Williams University School of Architecture.

Michael J. Crosbie currently resides in Norwalk, in the state of Connecticut.

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1Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Architecture > Building Types & Styles > General
2Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Architecture > General
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4Books > Subjects > Science > Experiments, Instruments & Measurement > Experiments & Projects

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