Architects and their clients : relationships analysis using habitus theory

Siva, Jessica and London, Kerry 2009, Architects and their clients : relationships analysis using habitus theory, International journal of interdisciplinary social sciences, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 131-146.

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Title Architects and their clients : relationships analysis using habitus theory
Author(s) Siva, Jessica
London, Kerry
Journal name International journal of interdisciplinary social sciences
Volume number 4
Issue number 3
Start page 131
End page 146
Publisher Common Ground Publishing
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2009
ISSN 1833-1882
Keyword(s) habitus
architect-client relationship
Summary The nature and quality of hte architect relationship is critical fror project success yet its managment remains problematic.  This interdisciplinary study draws theory from sociology to further our understanding of this built environment industry problem.  The concept of habitus, developed by french sociologist Bourdieu, helps to demystify the architect-client relationship and explain the underlaying cause of conflicts between architects and clients.  Habitus theory explains that the nature of architecture as a specialised activity places architects within an architectural habitus, distinguishing architects from clients who are not trained as professional architects.
Language eng
Field of Research 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio Economic Objective 870402 Commercial Construction Processes
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2009
Copyright notice ©2009, Common Ground ; The Authors
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