People, Process and Products. Hanif Kara

Project published in a+t 46 Organization or Design?

March 28, 2017

People, Process and Products. Hanif Kara

Collective selfie of AKT, superimposing portraits of everyone in the office.

"I would like to address the subject by framing the question [Organization or Design?] as ‘organization and design’, so that it takes into account people, process and products.

PEOPLE
At the beginning, one of the first impulses of the practice was to depart from pre-formed ideas of what engineers do. We were very conscientious to set a scene and communicate a culture, one which still exists in the organization today. “People, product, profit” is one of our office mantras. No separation exists between these three things; they are one and all. We take pride in adding pedagogy to practice, and acting as a bridge to take both into construction. The culture then demands that we
stay single-minded about our discipline and create a collective characteristic of the practice that attracts and delivers a particular product..."

Extract from the essay "People, Process and Products" by Hanif Kara, published in a+t 46 Organization or Design?

 


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