Commissioned to create a book that would look behind the scenes at the conception and birth of Frank Gehry's Stata Center at MIT, Vern Associates accepted the challenge of preparing a general-audience book that would showcase both the building's ingenious planning and design and the pioneering construction processes used to assemble it.
It was clear from the start that the processes employed to complete the building were nearly as remarkable as the design. Urban planning, massing, landscaping, exterior finishes, interior design as well as state-of-the-art construction processes all make for a compelling story, which author Nancy Joyce, senior project manager for the Stata Center, captured with her first-hand knowledge and comprehension and photojournalist Richard Sobol documented with more than 300 astounding photographs.
Manuscript development through direct, long-term collaboration with Stata team
Complete editorial work (line and copy editing, proofreading, text management, and index compilation)
Full design and layout program (cover and interior)