Collisions during the design process yield a positive and powerful energy that is crucial to creating a high-performance workplace. The fundamental understanding of collisions involves the interaction of particles (atoms and molecules) that results in the transformation of energy and, more broadly, has systemic and structural implications beyond itself. In practice, PDR advances this concept during the discovery and design phases to enable and encourage collisions with and within the built environment. Successful work environments reflect collisions of exchange, culture, geometry, practice, and elements. Considering these key components increases the chances of a collision being meaningful and productive. PDR creates elegant solutions to complex client challenges by creating and incorporating best practices in interior architecture and design—and by adopting the fundamental building blocks of our universe. PDR walks the reader through these interdisciplinary concepts in a clear, comprehensive and highly illustrated process. This impressive book will resonate with all who are innovative thinkers and seekers of functionally responsive design. Focusing on both tangible and intangible themes, Collisions will provide designers and work culture professionals alike with a rich source of inspiration.
Dimensions: 245mm x 245mm
Page Count: 244
Publication Date: Jan 2017
Colour: Full Colour
As a world-class consultancy and creative design firm, PDR specializes in the delivery of thoughtfully crafted workplaces that enable business performance and remain nimble in the face of rapid change. Using an integrated approach to workplace consulting, design, and architecture, PDR brings innovative solutions to problems confronting businesses and their employees at every step of the workplace journey. For nearly four decades and across 10 million square feet, PDR has empowered workers across the globe to do their best work.
This latest volume in IMAGES’ Master Architect series features rich full-color photography and detailed drawings of almost two dozen of Gurney’s most recent projects across the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Gurney is dedicated to design of modern, meticulously detailed, thoughtfully ordered residential and commercial projects sensitive to site, program, and budget. Materials are employed with honesty, integrity, and ecological awareness. Whether working in complex historical districts or on a vacant site, the design process involves an understanding of site-specific issues of location, landscape, history, availability of materials and construction methods.
Dimensions: 235mm x 235mm
Page Count: 304
Publication Date: Nov 2016
Colour: Full Colour
The office of Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, has created a body of work that has won more than 270 local, regional and national design awards, including National AIA Honor awards, six National AIA Housing Awards, six American Architecture Awards and three national AIA Small Project Awards. The office’s work has been published in numerous local, national and international magazines, books and periodicals. Accomplishments in design are complemented by involvement in service activities to the profession and to students of architecture. Robert Gurney has served as a member of the AIA Northern Virginia Chapter Board of Directors, Design Committee, Schools Connection Committee, the Virginia Society State Design Committee and the VSAIA Honors Committee. Robert Gurney was elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 2002.
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We would like to advise the correction/addition of the following information concerning: Page 253 should have been the second floor plan