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Name:  Cindy Coleman  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

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Coleman lives and works in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

With over 20 years in the design industry, Cindy Coleman has achieved a diverse range of experiences in interior architecture from project designer for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and ISD Incorporated in Chicago and in industrial design developing, manufacturing and marketing her own company, Align Incorporated. In 1998 Cindy Coleman and Neil Frankel established the independent studio Frankel + Coleman focusing on architecture, design and journalism. In 1994 Ms. Coleman initiated her role in design journalism by becoming Executive Editor of Perspective magazine, published by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). Currently, Coleman is a Contributing Editor of Interior Design magazine and The Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architect (CCAIA) journal, Chicago Architect. Aside from her current position as Assistant Professor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the department of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects, Coleman is also Project Coordinator for the collaboration between the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the City of Chicago to build public awareness of the benefits of a sustainable community.Along with the books written below, Coleman also edited the book, Interior Design Handbook of Professional Practice.


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Titles At Your Library

Interior Design Practice
ISBN: 1581156758

Allworth Press. 2010

Interior Design magazine has assembled some of the most notable voices in the interior design world today under editor-in-chief Cindy Coleman to define contemporary interior design and its practice. Interior Design Practice provides aspiring and practicing professionals a perspective that is as broad as it is deep, encompassing design theory and education, global professional practice, and the experiences of design firms large and small. An overview is provided of the development and growth of the profession, along with an in-depth assessment of the legal and regulatory environment. An extensive section is offered on the work process, ranging from pre-design, programming, and design development to contract administration. Finally, a section on management provides a thorough exploration of issues in marketing, financial management, project management, and managing client relationships. Both comprehensive and timely,Interior Design Practice describes the changes currently occurring in the design profession and industry and suggests new, unique ways of thinking and working that will serve as a catalyst for designers who seek excellence in their profession. List of Contributors, their company, and their location: — Edward Friedrichs, (former President, Gensler) San Francisco — Derrel Parker, Parker Scaggiari,Las Vegas — Cindy Coleman, Chicago — Beth Harmon Vaughan, Gensler, Phoenix — Barry LePatner, LePatner & Associates, LLP, New York — Eva Maddox, Perkins + Will, Chicago — Sharon Turner, Swanke Hayden Connell Architects, London — Pamela Anderson Brule, Pamela Anderson Brule Architects, San Jose — Orlando Diaz-Azcuy, San Francisco — Stuart Cohen, Cohen/Hacker Architects, Chicago — David Boeman, Powell + Kleinshmidt, Chicago — Greg Switzer, Robert Sutter, Switzer Architects, New York — Lisabeth Quebe, (Former VP, Perkins + Will) Soldiers Grove, WI — Gary Wheeler, Wheeler Kanik, Richmond, UK — Kathy Rogers, Jacobs Facilities, Arlington, VA

Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

The Designer's Guide to Doing Research: Applying Knowledge to Inform Design
ISBN: 0470601736

Wiley. 2012

An essential introduction to applying research for busy architects and designers

The competitive design market and the need to create enduring value place high demands on architects and designers to expand their knowledge base to be able to digest and utilize multiple sources of information. Expected by their clients to be well versed on all aspects of a project, time-constrained architects and designers need quick responses in the face of daily challenges. As a result, these professionals must—more than ever—rely on, and apply, readily accessible information culled from sound research to gain a competitive advantage.

The Designer's Guide to Doing Research serves as an introductory guide on the general concepts and processes that define "good" research. Organized logically with the practical tools necessary to obtain research for all facets of the designer's workflow, this book offers:

  • Material written in an accessible format specifically for practitioners

  • Reliable content by experienced authors—a noted environmental psychologist and an interior design educator who is also a practitioner and writer

  • Tools for planning, executing, and utilizing research presented in an easy-to-follow format along with case studies, sources, and applications

Written for all practices and people concerned with the built environment, from architects and interior designers to facility managers, landscape architects, and urban planners, this book serves as an invaluable starting point for gathering and implementing research effectively.


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