the networked practice / Jarrad Morgan and Christopher Roach

Two students, and , at the Harvard Graduate School of Design shared with us an intriguing book they recently published. The book explores how small autonomous practices can come together as a networked practice “to create a unique value proposition for targeting large commissions and exploiting markets that would be otherwise unavailable.” They chose to take on this topic at a time when most firms exist in one of two extremes; global conglomerate A/E firms or small localized specialty offices. To investigate their hypothesis, they looked at six firms that exhibit many of the characteristics they believe are necessary to be successful as a networked practice. The case study examples include six degrees, over,under, UNStudio, various network and supersudaca.