Andrew Pressman’s third edition of “Professional Practice 101: A Compendium of Effective Business Strategies in Architecture” (released by Routledge in May of 2021) links design thinking directly to practice.

The book, targeted at students and emerging professionals, outlines the fundamentals of practice while also offering up more sophisticated strategies intended to support career growth.

About the Author
Andrew Pressman, FAIA, an architect, Professor Emeritus at the University of New Mexico, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland, leads his own award-winning architectural firm in Washington, D.C. He has written numerous critically acclaimed books and articles, and he holds a master’s degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.


“This is not your grandparent’s version of a practice textbook, it is so much more … a one-stop shop for understanding the mysteries of our profession … As a warning, once you pick up this book, you will not put it down until finished; and then continue to use it as a reference.” —Thomas Fowler IV, FAIA, ACSA Distinguished Professor

Critical praise for the Second Edition of Professional Practice 101

“Did I say a joy to read? Yes. Pressman’s book puts soul into the effort of understanding a very diverse, complex, inventive profession.” —Michael J. Crosbie, Architectural Record

“Think of this book as a design primer, providing the basics you’ll need to create the practice you want.” —Thomas Fisher (from the Foreword to the Second Edition)