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Introduction to Business Architecture by Chris Reynolds

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Chapter 1. What Is Architecture?

Architecture is a complex discipline that, as suggested by the definition in the Part 1 introduction, looks at designing and building structures in the context of the environment they will be part of.

Architecture for a Home or Building

A business is a complex thing in the same way a building is a complex thing. Imagine trying to construct a building without a set of plans or blueprints—you might succeed, but you are far more likely to end up with a mess.

Architects who design the buildings we live and work in have long understood the complexities of constructing the right building—ensuring it will be an aesthetic fit within a community, as well as meeting the needs of its owners and tenants in a practical sense. ...

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