|aAgency /|c[Kurt Evans, Iben Falconer, Ian Mills, editors].
|a[New Haven, Conn.] :|bYale School of Architecture ;|aCambridge, Mass. :|bDistributed by the MIT Press,|cc2012.
|a207 p. :|bill. ;|c31 cm.
|aPerspecta : the Yale architectural journal,|x0079-0958 ;|v45
|aIncludes bibliographical references.
|aAgency -- Letter from the editor -- Agencies -- Architect as organizer or the way the world works / Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen -- The agency interview : Three schools of architecture / Nader Tehrani -- Dissidence through architecture / Ines Weizman -- Cities, agency and change / Jaime Lerner -- A conversation south of the border / Urban-Think Tank -- Architecture is/as politics / Stefano Boeri -- The agency interview : The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies (IAUS) / Peter Eisenman -- The managerial aesthetics of concrete / Michael Osman -- Vann Molyvann: situating the work of Cambodia's most influential architect / Darryl Collins -- The agency interview : The litany of power, the legacy of modernism / Vann Molyvann -- An aerial Pax Americana / Enrique Ramirez -- Where are the missing spaces?: The geography of some uncommon interests / Rania Ghosn -- The agency interview : Expanding the field / Victor van der Chijs -- Public participation extreme / Bjarke Ingels -- Spomenik / Jan Kempenaers ; The tree in the system: shifting urban paradigms in mid-century London / Andrew Shanken -- Take-away / Keller Easterling -- The agency interview : The demands of a design-minded client / Timur Galen -- Creative architects: an introduction to the archives at the Institute of Personality and Social Research / Perspecta 45 & Pierluigi Serraino -- Sustainability beyond LEED: integrating performative daylight in the built environment / Thomas Auer, Joshua Vanwyck & Erik Olsen -- The agency interview : Architecture as the instrument / Preston Scott Cohen -- Le Corbusier: architect, agent de propagande / Ariane Lourie Harrison.
|a"Today, we believe it is not enough to be an architect, to have mastered the most recent technology, or to be fluent in the current theoretical language. What secures the discipline now is the mission beyond the archaic job description: to build strategic alliances; to restructure after catastrophe; to diversify your portfolio; to be entrepreneurs. The structure of patronage will evolve, yet the socially-embroiled, politically-contested, and capitally-intensive nature of building will never change. The focus now, as ever, is agency."