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September 21, 2020

APDesign Professor Schwartz publishes new book

Submitted by Thom Jackson

Associate professor of architecture Chad Schwartz, from the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, published his second book, "Situate, Manipulate, Fabricate: An Anthology of the Influences on Architectural Design and Production."

This anthology of selected works outlines three critical instigators of architecture, all tied directly to the tectonic makeup of our built environment: place, material and assembly. These catalysts provide the organizational framework for a collection of essays discussing their significant influence on the processes of architectural design and construction.

With content from a diverse collection of notable architects, historians and scholars, this book serves as a theoretical structure for understanding the tectonic potential of architecture. Each chapter is thematically driven, consisting of a pair of essays preceded by an introduction highlighting the fundamental issues at hand and comparing and contrasting the points of view presented.

"Situate, Manipulate, Fabricate" offers an opportunity to explore the essential topics that affect the design and construction, as well as the experiential qualities, of our built environment. It follows up and complements the research Schwartz presented in his first book, "Introducing Architectural Tectonics: Exploring the Intersection of Design and Construction."