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Title The CRS team and the business of architecture / edited by Jonathan King and Philip Langdon ; foreword by Ronald Skaggs.
Imprint College Station : Texas A & M University Press, 2002.

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Series Kenneth E. Montague series in oil and business history ; no. 14
Kenneth E. Montague series in oil and business history ; no. 14.
Subject Caudill, Rowlett, Scott -- History.
Architectural practice -- United States -- Management.
Architectural services marketing -- United States.
Architecture -- United States -- Decision making.
Group work in architecture.
Architects -- United States -- Interviews.
Alt Name King, Jonathan, 1925-1997.
Langdon, Philip.
Description 1 online resource (325 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Since the end of the Second World War, few firms have influenced the practice of architecture as much as Caudill Rowlett Scott, or CRS. From its establishment in the 1940s as a three-man operation above a grocery store in College Station, Texas, CRS evolved into a world leader in programming, construction management, school design, and other dimensions of modern architectural practice. By the 1970s, CRS was a master at organizing complicated architectural undertakings and had earned a global reputation for sharing its insights with practitioners worldwide. This book about CRS will fill an important gap in architectural history. It explores the ways architects of the mid-twentieth century developed methods that allowed professionals to analyze projects systematically rather than relying on the traditional combination of information and intuition. CRS played an important role in the profession's progress by pioneering "programming" to tailor buildings more precisely to the clients' and occupants' needs. Based on oral histories taken from many leaders and staff members of CRS, the book traces the company's development from its beginnings to its emergence as the largest architecture/engineering firm in the United States by the early 1980s and to its dismemberment in 1994. It focuses mainly on the period from the 1940s to CRS's merger with the South Carolina-based engineering firm Sirrine in 1983"--Jacket.
Contents Pioneers -- Above the grocery store -- Programming and squatters -- "Lean, clean, logical" -- Communications -- Marketing -- Going national -- Going global -- Going public -- Fast-track, building systems, and construction management -- Growth -- Corporate culture -- Partners -- After the breakup.
Note Print version record.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
ISBN 1585449806 (electronic bk.)
9781585449804 (electronic bk.)
1585442062 (alk. paper)
9781585442065 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 50705530
Additional Format Print version: CRS team and the business of architecture. College Station : Texas A & M University Press, 2002 1585442062 (DLC) 2002004964 (OCoLC)49519180

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