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Please distribute the following Call For Chapters link throughout
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University at your earliest convenience:

Additional details:

Gülşah Koç (Yildiz Technical University, Turkey)
Marie-Therese Claes (Louvain School of Management, Belgium)
Bryan Christiansen (PryMarke LLC, USA)

Call for Chapters
Proposals Submission Deadline: October 31, 2015
Full Chapters Due: March 31, 2016
Submission Date: July 31, 2016

Architecture is an art and science of designing buildings and the
surrounding physical environment with an aesthetic creativity depending on
social structure, social needs, economic data, and environment /
technological development. From this point of view, artchitecture can be
shaped by the culture of the societies, common beliefs, surrounding
environments, construction materials, and technology. When we review the
past, we can easily see there is always a strong relation between culture
and architecure. This publication is primarily concerned with how culture
and beliefs influence and shape architecture. From this viewpoint,
different examples about architecture from different counties are provided
so one can easily see that architecture is a common yet unique way of
showing differences between cultures and their corresponding environments.

The primary objective of the proposed publication is that of Reference
material for scholars and architect practitioners who need a holistic view
of the field that is not normally found in publications on architecture.
The secondary objective is to provide a foundation for other similar books
on the subject. The book should be published because there are few
reference / resource materials available on architecture that encompasses a
variety of aspects such as cultural influences and technical issues related
to the subject.

Target Audience
The primary intended audience is scholars who have the need for qualified
Reference material regarding the subject matter of the proposed publication
as outlined above. While having academic rigor, the book will be written in
a way such that it can also be understood by non-academics and
non-specialists who have the educational background to comprehend the
importance of the proposed publication.

Recommended Topics
Structural Systems
Mechanical Systems
Electrical Systems
Building Enclosure Systems
Protection Systems
Measurement and Geometry
Architectural Documents
The Human Scale
Cultural Considerations
Form and Organization
Architectural Elements
Residential Spaces
Building Codes
Building Materials
Computer Systems
Weather Considerations
World Architecture
Architectural Theory
Cultural Dimensions
Globalization and Cultural Influences
Social Capital
Inter-cultural Differences
Cultural Models and Variations
International Diversity Management
Cross-cultural Challenges and Synergies
Market Orientations
Ethics and Culture
Cultural Influences on Asthetics

Submission Procedure
Both researchers and practitioners are invited to submit a chapter proposal
of no more than three pages (including some potential References) clearly
explaining the mission and concerns of their proposed chapter by *October
31, 2015*. Submissions should be made through the weblink at the bottom of
this page. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified within three days
of submission but in any case no later than *November 15, 2015* about the
status of their proposals and sent chapter outlines. Full chapters are
expected to be submitted by *January 31, 2016*. All submitted chapters will
be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be
requested to serve as reviewers for the research handbook

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group
Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea
Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business
Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For
additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2017.

Important Dates
Phase 1:
*Proposal Submission Deadline*: October 31, 2015
*Full chapter Submission*: March 31, 2016

Phase 2:
*Review Process*: March 31 – May 15, 2016
*Review Results to Chapter Authors*: May 31, 2016

Phase 3:
*Revised Chapter Submission from Chapter Authors*: June 30, 2016
*Final Acceptance Notifications to Chapter Authors*: July 15, 2016
*Submission of Final Chapters to Editor*: July 31, 2016

Please direct all inquiries to Bryan Christiansen at:
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Bryan Christiansen
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