I asked the same question in the late nineties of some architect friends. My office was located on the same block as the AIA and there were several firms within a few hundred feet. What they told me was that the idea has ever been widely accepted as optimal outside of the academic world. In fact it was met with ridacule when the book was first published. One of them referred to it as cookie cutter architecture. Certainly not a gauge on the entire profession... but it is what I was told.
On Tuesday, October 16, 2007, at 02:22PM, "David Malouf" <dave at ixda.org> wrote:
>Since I'm about to give a talk on this topic on Friday, it has been >on my mind a lot. I saw Chris' post on facebook questioning the very >value of Patterns themselves and I often question them too. > >Question: Has anyone spoken to people in the Architecture world and >about their thoughts on Patterns. We seem to admire Alexander, but do >they? And how are they using them if at all? > >I guess when it doubt go back to the source, no? > >I do know there are architects in this community maybe they can >enlighten us a bit. > >-- dave > > >. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . >Posted from the new ixda.org >http://gamma.ixda.org/discuss?post=21539 > > >________________________________________________________________ >Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)! >To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org >Unsubscribe ................ http://gamma.ixda.org/unsubscribe >List Guidelines ............ http://gamma.ixda.org/guidelines >List Help .................. http://gamma.ixda.org/help > >