The Client and The Brief


Most of the work done by architects is undertaken for a client. While, as we will see later, there are instances where architects may undertake work that is speculative or research-oriented, these will be less frequent and generally do not create income directly. In the vast majority of cases it is the needs and aspirations of a client that the architect seeks to address and ultimately satisfy. As we have seen in Chapter 1, the relationship between architect and client has changed dramatically over time. However, the client remains a driving force in the professional activities of an architect.

Beyond the initial step of identifying a potential client there comes a series of issues that must be considered in order ...

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