Nelson’s Three Books on Quality in Architecture


TQM and ISO 9000 for Architects and Designers, published in 1996, was the first book of its kind, helping architects and other design professionals to interpret the requirements of the International Quality Standard to their practices. Written to the 1994 edition of the standard, it was partially outdated by publication of ISO 9001:2000.


Managing Quality in Architecture: A Handbook for Creators of the Built Environment, published in 2006, is still the global authoritative guide to the topic.

Written to the 2000 edition of ISO 9001, it is now partially out of date, and is being replaced by the up-to-date 2017 Second Edition.


Drawing on the best of the past three decades of research into quality systems for design professionals, the Second Edition was published in late 2017.

Order your copy from any good bookseller or direct from the publisher: Book Depository ( offers a good discount and free shipping worldwide.