Design/Build with Jersey Devil: A Handbook for Education and Practice

Charlie Hailey


Design/build has progressively influenced the education of architects and designers. Previous publications have focused on products of design/build work. This book instead focuses on how design/build works. It places particular emphasis on the process of teaching design/build, drawing directly from the expertise of Jersey Devil, whose work embodies design/build’s ethos. In their fifth decade, the group’s collaborators—Steve Badanes, Jim Adamson, and John Ringel—continue to make things, mostly now with students. Their work has influenced a generation of practitioners and educators—Samuel Mockbee cited Jersey Devil as inspiration for establishing Rural Studio. Drawing out the largely untold stories of Jersey Devil’s process, these dialogues reconnect the practice of design/build with its teaching.

Creator Bio

Charlie Hailey teaches design/build, history, and theory at the University of Florida, where he received his doctorate. A licensed architect and a Fulbright Scholar, he also studied at Princeton University and UT-Austin and has worked with the designer-builders Jersey Devil. His previous books include Campsite (LSU Press, 2008), Camps (MIT Press, 2009), and Spoil Island (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013).

Price £15.99
Format Paperback / softback
Publication Date 19 July 2016
Pages 144
Height 216mm
Width 180mm
ISBN-13 9781616893569