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Everything you need to know to initiate and complete the design of an office building Building Type Basics for Office Buildings, Second Edition, is your one–stop reference for the essential information you need to confidently begin the design process and successfully complete a project on time and within budget. Leading architects from across the United States share their first–hand knowledge in order to guide you through all aspects of office building design, with an emphasis on what you need to do to get started quickly. In this book, A. Eugene Kohn and Paul Katz of Kohn Pedersen Fox, along with eight consultants, present guidelines and cautionary advice; lessons learned from all types of office buildings; and in–depth coverage of the design, planning, structural, mechanical, acoustic, safety, and security issues that are unique to office buildings. The authors provide critical, hands–on information that architects, clients, and consultants demand in a project, especially in the crucial early phases. These nuts–and–bolts design guidelines will start any project off on the right track and keep it there through completion. This quick reference: Addresses twenty key questions that arise when launching an office building design project Offers insight from leaders in the industry based on their own experience of what does and does not work Provides hundreds of project photographs, diagrams, floor plans, sections, and details Not only does this book offer current, authoritative information, its comprehensive coverage and logical organization also save you countless hours of research. Building Type Basics books provide architects with the essentials needed to jump–start specialized facilities design. Each volume features leading experts in the field who address the issues that shape the early phases of a project commission in a convenient, easy–to–use format. The result is an unsurpassed group of hands–on references that put critical information at your fingertips.