IT-18 Management in Design

The Faculty of Architecture / Architecture
6th Year, sem 1, 2023-2024 | Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 2C | ECTS Credits: 2
Course Leader:
Michaela Gafar
Teaching language:
Learning outcomes:
To introduce to students the specific problematic of Project Management in an Architectural Design Office, the components of the management process and the needed skills in coordinating such a firm; also, to enable students to understand how a “project” is planned and organized in the firm – all these in the context of the young new design market in Romania, and related to specific recent legislation in the areas of planning, design and architectural practice.
1 Basic concepts in management, review of notions from previous years; managerial functions; specific problems in architectural design firms
2 Planning as a managerial function: strategic and operational planning
3 The place and role of architectural design and urban planning in national economy
4 The general structure of a project; phases of design process
5 Managing design activities
6 Planning a design process
7 Monitoring and control
8 Leadership and coordination in design processes
9 Structuring a firm’s strategy
10 Organization as managerial function
11 Partner presentations
12 Skills – communication and public presentations
13 Skills – negotiation and leadership
14 The design firm as a case
Teaching Method:
Interactive presentations, short assignments (exercises individually or in small groups), debates – all combined during the compact modules.
Exercises/Papers worked in team, during the class - evaluation is settled corresponding the session development.
DuBRIN, IRELAND, WILLIAMS, Management & Organization, South Western Publishing Co., Cincinnati, 1989
AMMER CH. si AMMER, DEAN, Dictionary of Business and Economics, The Free Press, 1986
NICULESCU, OVIDIU, Management Comparat, Editura Economica, 1997
- Constitutia Romaniei, Legea Administratiei Publice
- Legea privind practicarea profesiunii de arhitect