Creativity & Design

Many books have been written on the topics of creativity & design. These are some of my own personal favorites.


On the surface, these three titles might appear to be geared toward two-dimensional art (drawing, painting, etc.), but the lessons within can apply to the three-dimensional world of architecture as well.


I was exposed to these three books in school. All offer unique insights into the process of design.

A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction (Center for Environmental Structure)
By Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, Murray Silverstein, Max Jacobson, Ingrid Fiksdahl-King, Shlomo Angel
The Place of Houses
By Charles Moore, Gerald Allen, Donlyn Lyndon

Jeremiah Eck

Jeremiah Eck is an architect based in Boston. He has authored the following books on residential design.

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