179prs_Architect as player performance

This Sunday we were happy that as a sign-of-our-times, player performance was reported by The Observer in ‘Maths of the Day’: how geeks took over football aka how date captured football: link here.

In our informational age (say the past 20 years or so), there has been a dramatic shift from intuitive appraisal towards data driven analysis to assess human resource value. Sport is one endeavour where performance is closely monitored. Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game is a 2003 book by Michael Lewis about the Oakland Athletics baseball team and its manager Billy Beane. The book’s focus is the team’s adoption of an analytical, evidence-based, sabermetric approach to assembling a competitive baseball team, despite Oakland’s disadvantaged revenue situation. You could say it’s about how to win from a losing position. This idea is central to WHAT_architecture’s research into ‘architect as player’ performance. In Human Resource terms, the value of an employee reference is being increasingly being devalued given the historical approach which uses very subjective tools: “good team player, practises well, very creative, a good head “. We think that a more studious metric approach could hold value and so we turned to the Opta Indices / Match Attax guides as to player performance in football as a form guide to 2moro’s architect.

TBC: fake cvs / architectural awards culture / starchitecture / FB Likes / KPI: the pass as an email / levels of communication / Is the Goal a Building? / As our ‘output’ is only 5% buildings, what is the other output? / WHAT_Architecture is building Human Resources.

The PRS Research will be presented as a book of two halves: reading left to right ‘What is the Game of Architecture?’ vs reading right to left ‘Play the Game of Architecture!” Think vs Do!? ! vs ?



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