Friday, August 10, 2007

5.Work for a Famous Architect

American Architects and the Mechanics of Fame
by Roxanne Kuter Williamson

Argues that the success of architects is not due only to education and self-promotion, but rather is dependent upon knowing the "right person at the right time", and analyzes the success of famous architects to justify this claim.

Probably the most solid evidence on how to achieve fame is provided by
Roxanne Williamson's book "American Architects and the Mechanics of Fame".
She concludes that the most likely mechanism for success is to work for
Great Architect (tm) at certain key periods in the GA's career, which she
goes on to define as 'dynamic shifts'.

Garry Stevens
Dept of Architectural and Design Science
University of Sydney
NSW 2006