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The Interface Between Design and Management

The Interface between Design and Management Rizal Sebastian Rizal Sebastian, “Multi-Architect Design Collaboration on Integrated Urban Complex Development in The Netherlands,” Journal of Design Research 3:1 (2003). Rizal Sebastian, “Reflective Design Management: A Socio-Psychological Approach to Multi-Architect Collaboration,” Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia (Melbourne: September 28–30, 2003). H. Mintzberg, Structure in Five: Designing Effective Organizations (EnglewoodCliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1983). Rizal Sebastian, “Redefining the Framework of Architectural Design Management,” Journal of Constructon Research (forthcoming). Introduction The escalating complexity of contemporary design projects has been the main reason behind the urgent demand for an innovative management approach to designing. The actual complexity of a design project results from the technical difficulty, the social difficulty, and the uniqueness of design.1, 2 The technical difficulty is the logical consequence of the combination of different functions, forms, structures, procurement, and financial strategies in large-scale projects. The social difficulty is inevitable because of the involvement of a large number of stakeholders and participants with competing and incommensurable objectives. The uniqueness of design is reflected in the nature of the design problem, the design process employed in its solution, and the design practitioner. Most design http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Design Issues MIT Press

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