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The main aim of this book is to establish professional studies as a clear subject area within the architectural curriculum. It would be wrong to say that the book integrates the subject topics within your design work. However, it shows that architecture – as a creative and socially-motivated endeavour – requires a knowledge and understanding of the professional and legal context within which it operates. It also requires an understanding of the complex processes that take your work beyond the design studio and place it firmly within the wider context of the construction industry.

One of the themes of the book is the role of the ...

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