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dc.contributor.advisor Sharpe, Carl P.
dc.creatorButler, Brent Alan
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-18T21:26:13Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-18T21:26:13Z
dc.date.issued 1978
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/104592
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate and establish linkages between architectural practice and organization. Linkages refer to the interrelationships among: (1) what one does with respect to professional, building-related services (practice); and (2) the business framework in which the practice is formed and operates (organization). Fifteen criteria (five architectural practice divisions and ten organizational categories) were chosen across which to evaluate architectural firms. Four companies were chosen as the resource: CRS Design Associates, 3D International, Goleman and Rolfe, and S. I. Morris Associates. A literature search related to each critereon was included as background material and to delineate the available options. Oral interviews with members of each case study firm were conducted concerning the fifteen criteria and an historical sketch to better understand the contemporary situation of the institution. Government questionnaires and books produced by, for, and about each company were collected. From the case studies and generic material, forty-two linkages were established in two groups. The first group of twenty-five dealt with linkages having at least one criterion among: (1) internal delegation (function, team); (2) control (centralization, decentralization); (3) directive and participative approaches; and (4) continuity. The remaining seventeen linkages concern the other eleven criteria.
dc.format.extent 175 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.title Organization and practica. Case studies of four large Houston architectural firms
dc.identifier.digital RICE2227
dc.contributor.committeeMember Mitchell, O. Jack;Williams, Don
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Architecture
thesis.degree.discipline Architecture
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Architecture
dc.format.digitalOrigin reformatted digital
dc.identifier.callno Thesis Arch. 1978 Butler
dc.identifier.citation Butler, Brent Alan. "Organization and practica. Case studies of four large Houston architectural firms." (1978) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/104592.


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