This new edition of Collaborations in Architecture and Engineering explores how to effectively develop creative collaborations among architects and engineers. The authors, an architect and an engineer, share insights gained from their experiences and research on fostering productive communication, engaging in interdisciplinary discussions, and establishing common design goals. Together, they share the tools, methods, and best practices deployed by prominent innovative architects and engineers to provide readers with the key elements for success in interdisciplinary design collaborations.

The book offers engaging stories about prominent architect and engineer collaborations––such as those between SANAA and Sasaki and Partners, Adjaye Associates and Silman, Grafton Architects and AKT II, Studio Gang and Arup, Foster + Partners and Buro Happold, Steven Holl Architects and Guy Nordenson and Associates, and among the engineers and architects at SOM. In the second edition, the newly added case studies showcase extraordinary buildings across the globe at a range of scales and typologies, tracing the facets of high-quality collaborations. Through the examples of these remarkable synergies, readers gain insights into innovative design processes that address complex challenges in the built environment.

The second edition of Collaborations in Architecture and Engineering is a terrific sourcebook for students, educators, and professionals interested in integrative design practice among the disciplines.

chapter Chapter 1|6 pages


Call for Collaboration and Diverse Voices

chapter Chapter 2|13 pages

Architects and Engineers in the Academy

The Challenge of the Silos

chapter Chapter 3|15 pages

Architects and Engineers in the Profession

The Barriers and Benefits of Collaboration

part |108 pages

Case Studies in Collaboration: Civic Buildings

chapter Chapter 4|25 pages

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Historical Design Concepts Driving Collaborative Design

chapter Chapter 5|21 pages

Gilder Center at the American Museum of Natural History

Collaborating on an Architectural–Structural Concept as a Foundation for Design

chapter Chapter 6|18 pages

Glass Pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art

Collaboration for Minimalism and Transparency

chapter Chapter 7|24 pages

Billie Jean King Main Library

Collaborating on Mass Timber and Carbon Accounting

chapter Chapter 8|18 pages

Case for Collaboration: Net Zero

The Frick Environmental Center and the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design

part |81 pages

Case Studies in Collaboration: Institutional Buildings

chapter Chapter 9|19 pages

Marshall Building at the London School of Economics

Collaborating to Knit Structure into the Urban Fabric

chapter Chapter 10|18 pages

41 Cooper Square at the Cooper Union

Integrated Technologies for a High-Tech Lab Building

chapter Chapter 11|17 pages

Antwerp Port House for the Port Authority

Collaborating on Rationalization and Constructability

chapter Chapter 12|15 pages

Simmons Hall at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Collaborating on Discipline and Play

chapter Chapter 13|10 pages

Case for Collaboration: Circularity

The People's Pavilion and the Urban Mining and Recycling Unit

part |75 pages

Case Studies in Collaboration: Transportation Buildings

chapter Chapter 14|15 pages

Amman Queen Alia International Airport

Integrating Modularity and Constructability

chapter Chapter 15|18 pages

Berlin Hauptbahnhof

Collaborating on Lightness and Large Spans

chapter Chapter 16|20 pages

Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center

Rationalizing Facades for Cost-Effectiveness and Performance

chapter Chapter 17|9 pages

Groundwork to Support Collaborations

Owners, Project Goals, and Contracts

chapter Chapter 18|11 pages

Tools to Support Collaborations