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Integrated Practice in Architecture January 29, 2009

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George Elvin explains in his book, Integrated practice in Architecture, the importance of integrated practice.  He provides strategies and methods of integrated practice. The steps to the integrated design process are:

1. Building the integrated project team

2. Planning the integrated project

3. Communication and building information modeling

4. Managing risk, uncertainty, and change

5. Putting ideas to work

6. Adopting integrated practice


Elvin , George. Integrated practice in architecture: mastering design-built, fast-track, and building information modeling. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, 2007.

Rana Salah


What is Integrated Design?

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Integrated design is a process that involves interactions with professional groups or individuals in different but specific areas of expertise to produce a better and a more successful design.  Although the traditional design process holds the same principles as integrated design, there is a massive difference when it comes to integrating information from different individuals and fields of study. The traditional design process  gathers information separately by each individual rather than creating a group/team that involves all the individuals throughout the whole design process to create a complete and unified design.


Bonda, Penny, and  Sonsowchik,Katie, and Reed, Bill. Sustainable Commercial Interiors New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, 2007.

Rana Salah