Architects and their clients: relationship analysis using Habitus theory

Siva, J and London, K 2009, 'Architects and their clients: relationship analysis using Habitus theory', International Journal of Interdisiplinary Social Sciences, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 131-146.


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Title Architects and their clients: relationship analysis using Habitus theory
Author(s) Siva, J
London, K
Year 2009
Journal name International Journal of Interdisiplinary Social Sciences
Volume number 4
Issue number 3
Start page 131
End page 146
Total pages 16
Publisher Common Ground Publishing
Abstract The nature and quality of the architect-client relationship is critical for project success yet its management 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 underlying 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.
Subject Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Keyword(s) Architect-client relationship
architects
Habitus
Copyright notice © 2009 Common Ground, Jessica Siva, Kerry London
ISSN 1833-1882
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