The structure of things to come: New movements in the architectural profession
Olsen, Robert M., Jr
Cannady, William T.
Master of Architecture
If [the architect] will build up a closely co-operating team together with the engineer, the scientist and the builder, then design, construction and economy may again become an entity---a fusion of art, science and business. - Walter Gropius, Scope of Total Architecture Regrettably, the building-design industry Gropius imagined never came about. Buildings, specialization, professionalism, project delivery and contracts, as they developed over the century, all seemed to conspire against such a reality; but the industry has not come to the point the team and entity Gropius wrote about are impossible. This thesis is an analysis of the building-design industry today, its development and by applying certain business theories on merges and acquisitions projecting a building-design industry where Gropius' team and entity exist in mega building services firms.