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Mass prefabrication: investigating the relationship between prefabrication and mass customization in architecture

Ryan E. Brown

Ryan E. Smith is Director and Professor in the School of Design and Construction at Washington State University. He has researched and consulted on architectural production with an emphasis on design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA) and prefabrication since 2004. Smith is author/co-author of Prefab Architecture (Wiley, 2010), Building Systems (Routledge, 2012), Leading Collaborative Architectural Practice (Wiley, 2017), Offsite Architecture (Routledge, 2017), and Prefab Housing and the Future of Building (Lund & Humphries, 2018). He is founder and past Chair of the National Institute of Building Sciences, the Offsite Construction Council and a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Offsite Construction & Innovative Structures at Edinburgh Napier University in the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mass customization and design democratization

Routledge, 2019

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... MASS PREFABRICATION: INVESTIGATING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PREFABRICATION AND MASS CUSTOMIZATION IN ARCHITECTURE RYAN E. SMITH Smith.indd 2018-11-04 3:00 PM Peculiarities (challenges) of architectural production: site, program...