The Design Process and the Art of the Single Family Home

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Richard Bertman

  • How do our minds work when we design? How do we organize and assimilate information, create and evaluate options, and make decisions?

    These questions have fascinated and absorbed architect and sculptor Richard Bertman (FAIA) since his graduate school days. Now, after a 40-year career, Bertman has used the design of a vacation house as an experiment to explore these questions. The result, documented in The Design Process and the Art of the Single Family Home, is a fascinating and revealing insight into the creative process.

    With detailed notes and sketches, Bertman charts each stage of the design process, questioning and examining why certain decisions are made, how problems are solved, and generally exploring the processes involved in creative thinking.

  • ISBN: 9781864704440

    Dimensions: 278mm x 226mm

    Page Count: 170

    Publication: May 2016

    Colour: Full Colour

  • A registered architect and sculptor, Mr. Bertman was educated at Harvard University (B.A. 1956), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.Arch. 1961), and the University of California at Berkeley (M. Arch 1965).

    He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a founding Principal of CBT/Childs Bertman Tseckares Inc., a Boston architectural firm. He formally taught at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Boston Architectural Center, and has been a visiting critic at Harvard, M.I.T., and Tuskegee Institute. He is past president of the Boston Society of Architects and has been honored as a designated Boston Landmark by the City of Boston. He has served as a member of many national and regional design juries. His architectural office has been the recipient of over 200 design awards during the last 40 years. He is listed in “Who’s Who in America.” In 2004, he was the recipient of the Boston Society of Architects highest individual Award of Honor. In 2007 he was one of the first inductees in the newly created New England Design Hall of Fame.

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