... to primary aspects. Continuity is a major consideration in this context: appropriate
information and feedback should be available throughout the design and construction
process but also after completion (in anticipation of further transformations, as well as
for monitoring building performance).
Dalibor Vesely (19 June 1934 - 31 March 2015) was a Czech-born architectural historian and theorist who was influential through his writing and teaching in establishing the role of hermeneutics and phenomenology as part of the discourse of architecture and of architectural design.Vesely taught some of the current leading architects and architectural historians, such as Daniel Libeskind, Eric Parry, Alberto Pérez-Gómez, Mohsen Mostafavi and David Leatherbarrow. He has taught at the University of Essex, at the Architectural Association in London and since 1978 at the University of Cambridge Department of Architecture, where he also started an M.Phil. programme in History and Philosophy of Architecture with Peter Carl. Vesely currently teaches Architectural History and Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, and is Honorary Professorial Fellow at the Manchester School of Architecture. In 2005 he was recipient of the CICA Bruno Zevi Book Award granted by the International Committee of Architectural Critics. In 2006 the Royal Institute of British Architects honoured Dalibor Vesely with the Annie Spink Award for Excellence in Architectural Education.