In this insightful, irreverent and beautiful exposition of the design process, one of the world's most prolific practitioners proposes an absolutely clear distinction between Design and Art.

Through its integration of pragmatic philosophical stance, real-world application, and visual example, The Nature of Design is not only a primer for students and reference for practitioners, but a revealing behind-the-scenes tour for clients, and anyone with an interest in the practice of design and architecture.

Conversational yet uncompromising in its message—illustrated throughout by hundreds of actual design drawings from real-world projects of all types and scales demonstrating Lockard's highly effective and versatile process—the book's overarching principles will find application in all fields of design.

Principles, Processes, and the Purview of the Architect


With a Foreword by Paul Stevenson Oles, FAIA

"A stimulating visual an narrative wonderland ..."
—Carl F. Hagelman, f ormer Design Director, W alt Disney Imagineering