The world is full of complex problems in need of creative and effective solutions. Architects have grappled with those kinds of problems for a long time, bringing both right and left hemispheres of the brain, both intuitive and logical sensibilities to the task, ArchiBasics feels that while this holistic approach can lead to better designs, buildings, and cities, it can be also used for problems beyond architecture, beyond any of the graphic arts. It has a lot to do with listening and observing. And it has a lot to do with documenting, generally graphic in one way or another -- the power of a solution is often directly related to the power of the process that leads to it and the diagrams that make it possible to catch inspiration on paper or screen. Sharing this approach is the mission of ArchiBasics.
ArchiBasics Press seeks to publish the work of leading thinkers in the design process. Many of Edward T. White's books are available through ArchiBasics, as will the work of other authors.
ArchiBasics Press works with Lulu (www.lulu.com), a print-on-demand publisher, to handle all printing, shipping, and payments. Books are printed and bound only after an order is received. We have been using Lulu since 2006 with excellent quality and customer service. When you select "Click here to order" on our Products page, you will link directly to our publications on Lulu.
Please leave about three days for printing and then from one to fifteen days for shipping, depending on whether you choose Express, Expedited, Ground, or Mail shipping. The books will go directly from Lulu to you. Ground shipping should get your books to you about a week after the order is placed. There is no minimum order size, though Lulu offers volume discounts on orders of more than 15 of the same book. Should any book arrive damaged or misprinted, contact them to arrange for a prompt replacement. Other policies are listed on the Lulu website.
Barry D. Yatt, FAIA, IFMA, CSI,founded ArchiBasics in 2005. He is an experienced practicing architect and author, and professor emeritus, former associate dean for research, and founding director of the graduate program in facilities management in the School of Architecture and Planning at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He wrote the John Wiley & Sons/NCARB monograph Cracking the Codes: An Architect’s Guide to Building Regulations and numerous book chapters and articles on practice education and design as a process with value beyond the construction industry. His current projects include books on design process, predesign analysis, and construction. Prof. Yatt obtained his professional degree from Cornell University, received his architect’s license in 1982, practiced with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and other firms before forming his own practice in Chicago, and taught full-time since 1991.
Edward T. White, RA, is a full professor at Florida A&M University, where he has taught since 1980 following a dozen years teaching at the University of Arizona. He has also served as Director of Programming and Planning for two architectural practices which, combined with his travels, have provided the source of much of his inspiration for his writing. Among his twenty or so books and numerous mongraphs are such titles as Site Analysis, The Piazzas of Florence, and Travel Drawing: Engaging the Spirit of Place. In addition, he has served as a reviewer for the chapters on site analysis and programming for the AIA's Emerging Professional's Companion.