Best Architecture Education podcasts — Strategies and tips (Updated November 2018; image)
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99% Invisible
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Design is everywhere in our lives, perhaps most importantly in the places where we've just stopped noticing. 99% Invisible is a weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture. From award winning producer Roman Mars. Learn more at 99percentinvisible.org. A proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
 
Discover strategies, tips and secrets for running a fun, flexible and profitable architecture practice. The focus here is simple: discussion of ways for architects to create a dream architecture practice: design what you want, when you want, and get paid well for it.
 
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Archispeak
Monthly+
 
What’s it really like to work in architecture? The hosts of Archispeak know, and they’re here to share real life experiences. Since 2012 Evan Troxel, Neal Pann, and Cormac Phalen have been podcasting their brand of real talk on everything from design, tools, and work/life balance to generational differences, mentoring, job hunting and more. Probing questions, revelatory interviews, and unique insights have grown their audience and become a bi-monthly ritual for students and seasoned professi ...
 
hpd architecture + interiors principals Laura Davis and Holly Hall share their thoughts and tips on architecture, from helping owners select the right architect to never being too late to begin a career in architecture.
 
GSAPP Conversations offer a window onto the expanding field of contemporary architectural practice through discussions on the current projects, research, and obsessions of a diverse group of invited guests from emerging and well-established practices. Hosted by Columbia GSAPP’s Dean Amale Andraos, the conversations also feature the School’s influential faculty and alumni, and give students the opportunity to engage architects on issues of concern to the next generation.
 
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Second year MArch student, Lucy Navarro, speaks with Helen Leung and Elizabeth Timme, co-founders of LA-Más, in advance of their lecture at the school on November 8, 2018. LA-Más is a non-profit urban design organization based in Los Angeles that helps underserved communities shape their future through policy and architecture. Their projects fo ...…
 
We chronicle the epic struggle to get drugs that treat very rare diseases on the market, and the unintended consequence of that fight, which affected the cost of all kinds of drugs. This is a strange story that involves a hit 70s TV show, a fake march on Washington, a courageous advocate, a carnival concessions wholesaler, and a new drug law th ...…
 
MSAUD student Angela Crisostomo speaks with Kongjian Yu in advance of his Kenneth Frampton Endowed Lecture at the school on October 29, 2018. Dr. Yu is the founder and principal of Turenscape, a Beijing-based design firm conducting work in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, urban design, and ecological infrastruc ...…
 
How do you know if a home is going to be easy to renovate? What secrets could your house be hiding from you and how do you find out? Architect and Host, Laura Davis will walk you through how to research a property to reveal potential deal breakers and problems that will make remodeling or adding onto a home difficult or even impossible. See sho ...…
 
It’s hard to overstate just how important record album art was to music in the days before people downloaded everything. Visuals were a key part of one's experience with a record or tape or CD. The design of the album cover created a first impression of what was to come. Album art was certainly important to reporter Sean Cole, one particular al ...…
 
Discover how Julie Canter built a solid base for her new landscape architecture firm. What to learn how she did it? Watch this free training for details: https://www.businessofarchitecture.com/freedomwebinar After a decade working at a successful landscape architecture firm, award-winning landscape architect Julie Canter decided to start her ow ...…
 
Columbia GSAPP MArch student Luiza Furia speaks with Gaetano Pesce, artist and multidisciplinary creator, in advance of his lecture at the school on October 15, 2018. Renowned for his use of color, innovative materials, and social-political commentary, Pesce is a pioneer of 20th-century design whose aesthetic influence is evident in today’s ind ...…
 
Early on the morning of September 20th, 2017, a category four hurricane named Maria hit the island of Puerto Rico. It was a beast of a hurricane -- the strongest one to hit the island since 1932. Daniel Alarcon went down to Puerto Rico to report on the aftermath of the storm. He wrote a piece for Wired about the almost year-long struggle to get ...…
 
We’ve all been there—compromise or stubbornly continue? Archispeak advises a student on how to proceed on a final project. Photo by Evan Troxel This episode of Archispeak is sponsored by: ARCAT: Search the ARCAT libraries for architectural building products to find specifications, CAD details, BIM Objects and more, free of charge, with no regis ...…
 
Dual-degree student Daniel Bernal speaks with Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu, co-founders of Neri&Hu, in advance of their lecture on October 8, 2018. Their firm works internationally across multiple disciplines, including architecture, master planning, interior, graphic, and product design. Neri&Hu is composed of a multicultural team that reinforce ...…
 
Do you feel like you are drowning in STUFF? Are all your possessions stressing you out more than they bring you joy? It’s time to break down the steps for sorting, purging, donating, and organizing your things so you can sleep at night! Join us on The Architecture Happy Hour podcast as residential architect, Laura Davis shares how to get rid of ...…
 
At least for the time being, art is the primary way we experience dinosaurs. We can study bones and fossils, but barring the invention of time travel, we will never see how these animals lived with our own eyes. There are no photos or videos, of course, which means that if we want to picture how they look, someone has to draw them. The illustra ...…
 
In this episode Enoch Sears gives a peek behind the scenes of the A-Team Mastermind coaching group where he helps firm owners grow a profitable and impactful practice. He talks about the struggles of growing continually in life, and the #1 strategy to changing the results we are getting in life. Discover how to grow a profitable practice by wat ...…
 
What do clients really want? In this episode of the Business of Architecture podcast Enoch Sears relates how seeing a transient man in Los Angeles reminded him about what clients really want, and what you should focus on when you're talking to a current or prospective client. Discover how to grow a profitable practice by watching a free 60 minu ...…
 
Third-year MArch student Christine Giorgio speaks with Sheila Kennedy and J. Frano Violich, of Kennedy & Violich Architecture (KVA MATx) in advance of their lecture at the school on October 1, 2018. Their projects engage pressing climate change issues, emerging technology, and user agency.“In crisis situations we often get into a defense mode: ...…
 
Sam Anderson, author of Boom Town, guides us through the chaotic founding of Oklahoma City, which happened all in one day in 1889, in an event called the Land Run. Plus, we talk about Operation Bongo, the supersonic flight tests that rattled OKC residents in the 1960s. Anderson calls Operation Bongo his favorite research discovery of his entire ...…
 
Archispeak takes some listener questions and provides advice on how to look for work. Archispeak Interactive Luncheon at CONSTRUCT 2018 This episode of Archispeak is sponsored by: ARCAT: Search the ARCAT libraries for architectural building products to find specifications, CAD details, BIM Objects and more, free of charge, with no registration ...…
 
Where do you start if you are planning to restore a historic home? Laura and Holly walk you through the steps they are following in the restoration of the Alexander Mansion in association with The Dallas Woman’s Forum. See inside this architectural gem yourself by joining Laura and Holly at several upcoming events at the Alexander Mansion. Link ...…
 
There is this myth that it’s frivolous or unproductive to care about how you look. Clothing and fashion get trivialized a lot. But think about who, culturally, gets associated with clothing and fashion: young people, women, queers, and people of color. Groups of people who historically haven’t had a voice, have expressed themselves on their bod ...…
 
Dean Amale Andraos speaks with Anna Puigjaner, co-founder of the Barcelona-based architecture office MAIO. Puigjaner was recently appointed as Associate Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia GSAPP, where she coordinates the Core I Architecture Studios. They discuss the relationship between research and design, the connections between a ...…
 
For the most part, we tend to keep our clothes relatively clean and avoid spills and rips and tears. But denim is so hard-wearing and hard-working that it just kind of amasses more and more signs of wear. So you can learn a lot from observing an old pair of blue jeans. Articles of Interest is a show about what we wear; a six-part series within ...…
 
There are a few ways to tell if you’re looking at an authentic, high-quality aloha shirt. If the pockets match the pattern, that’s a good sign, but it’s not everything. Much of understanding an aloha shirt is about paying attention to what is on the shirt itself. It’s about looking at the pattern to see the story it tells. Articles of Interest ...…
 
If you are about to start a home renovation project, how do you know who to call? Do you REALLY need an Architect? Laura and Holly present a useful checklist of questions to help you decide whether you need a contractor, an interior designer, an architect, or all three. See photos and full show notes at www.hpdarch.com/ahh75. in this episode In ...…
 
Paula Vilaplana, a second year graduate student in GSAPP's Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices in Architecture program speaks with Jan De Vylder of architecten de vylder vinck taillieuin advance of his lecture at the school on September 24, 2018. Jan De Vylder co-founded the Belgium-based architecture firm, architecten de vylder vinck ...…
 
Womenswear is littered with fake pockets that don’t open, or shallow pockets that can hardly hold more than a paperclip. If women's clothes have pockets at all, they are often and smaller and just fit less than men’s pockets do. And when we talk about pockets, we are talking about who has access to the tools they need. Who can walk through the ...…
 
Join Archispeak for a bubba sized episode of unkempt neglect, where we poke fun and laugh at ourselves plus the industry as we share funny stories of #architectfails. This episode of Archispeak is sponsored by: ARCAT: Search the ARCAT libraries for architectural building products to find specifications, CAD details, BIM Objects and more, free o ...…
 
Lumberjacks wore plaid. Punks wore plaid mini skirts. The Beach Boys used to be called the Pendletones, and they wore plaid with their surfboards. Lots of different groups have adopted the pattern over the course of the 20th century, but if we want to explore how this pattern proliferated, we’ve got to go to Scotland. Articles of Interest is a ...…
 
Tune in for our first showdown at the AHH corral. Join us as host Laura Davis interviews her husband architect Bob Davis about the differences and similarities between commercial architecture and residential architecture. This episode will be of special interest to architecture students and interns. Please note: No marriages were harmed in the ...…
 
Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén García Grinda, co-founders of architecture practice amid.cero9, speak with Paul Amitai, GSAPP’s Co-Director of Events in advance of their lecture on September 17, 2018. Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén García Grinda are Diploma Unit Masters at the Architectural Association in London, and their collective amid.cero9 ...…
 
Clothes are records of the bodies we’ve lived in. Think of the old sweater that you used to have that's just not your style anymore, or the jeans that just aren’t your size anymore. We are like snakes who shed our skins and grow new ones as we age. And it all starts in the kids' department. Articles of Interest is a show about what we wear: a s ...…
 
Third-year M.Arch student Alexander van Odom speaks with Felecia Davis, Assistant Professor at the Stuckeman Center for Design and Computation in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at Penn State and the director of the university’s computational textile lab (SOFTLAB@PSU), in advance of her lecture at the school on September 1 ...…
 
The year was 1982, and in the small city of Allentown on the eastern edge of Pennsylvania sat an AM radio station called WSAN. For years, it had broadcast country music to the surrounding Lehigh Valley -- an area known for malls, manufacturing and Mack Trucks. WSAN was about to undergo a complete identity change, from a country station and to a ...…
 
Today we speak with the managing partner of HCMA Architects, Darryl Condon. HCMA is an 80 person multidisciplinary architecture firm based out of Vancouver, B.C. In today's episode, Condon reveals how to create a purpose-driven firm. He also reveals how creating a purpose-driven firm has led to the firm's greatest period of sustained growth. Ge ...…
 
Architecture is a process. In Episode 151 of Archispeak we discuss the importance of documenting our experiences and sharing, the good and the bad, as we navigate our stories in the profession. Photo by Cormac Phalen This episode of Archispeak is sponsored by: ARCAT: Search the ARCAT libraries for architectural building products to find specifi ...…
 
Dean Amale Andraos speaks with Evan Sharp, co-founder and chief product officer of Pinterest and Columbia GSAPP alumnus, in advance of his lecture at the school on September 7, 2018.They discuss how architectural thinking has informed Sharp’s practice as a designer and entrepreneur, and delve into the role of architects as image makers with the ...…
 
The Sear & Roebuck Mail Order Catalog was nearly omnipresent in early twentieth century American life. By 1908, one fifth of Americans were subscribers. At its peak, the Sears catalog offered over 100,000 items on 1,400 pages. It weighed four pounds. The Sears catalog tells the tale of a world -- itemized. And starting in 1908, the company that ...…
 
Andrés Jaque, Associate Professor and Director of the Advanced Architectural Design (AAD) program at Columbia GSAPP, speaks with architect and designer Marco Ferrari, co-founder of Studio Folder. Ferrari visited the school on June 6, 2018 to present a lecture as part of the AAD program’s Arguments Lecture Series, which examines the frontlines o ...…
 
A straw is a simple thing. It’s a tube, a conveyance mechanism for liquid. The defining characteristic of the straw is the emptiness inside it. This is the stuff of tragedy, and America. The invention of American industrialism, the creation of urban life, changing gender relations, public-health reform, suburbia and its hamburger-loving teens, ...…
 
Archispeak dives into the mailbag and gives back to the community with responses to some listener comments on this very special "Citizen Architect" 150th episode. Lizzie Fountain Park, Livermore, CA - Photo by Neal Pann This episode of Archispeak is sponsored by: ARCAT: Search the ARCAT libraries for architectural building products to find spec ...…
 
This episode turns our preconceived notion about Millennials and their choices in home decor on its head. In an interview with Susan Morrow (PR specialist by day, antique dealer by night), we are delightfully surprised to learn about the unexpected buying trends of this younger consumer. We also discuss an emerging trend of South African home d ...…
 
Michelle Young ('12 MSUP) of Untapped Cities speaks with four recent members of the GSAPP Incubator: Mustafa Faruki ('10 M.Arch), Nile Greenberg ('16 M.Arch), Marcelo López-Dinardi ('13 MSCCCP), and Jieun Yang ('08 M.Arch). They discuss their experiences working at the Incubator over the past year, and the challenges and opportunities facing ar ...…
 
Blepharoplasty is often done to lift loose or sagging skin around the upper eyelids caused by aging. But for a lot of people of Asian descent, this surgery is not strictly about aging and more commonly referred to as “double eyelid” surgery. The double eyelid surgery adds a crease -- so instead of the skin of the upper lid running smoothly from ...…
 
Today we're going to talk about marketing and promotion in architecture. Our guest is Brynne Campbell, co-organizer of POP//CAN//CRIT, an annual panel-based symposium that brings together leading voices in architectural practice, academia and related fields within a Canadian context. She is 4 years into her PHD program at the Azrieli School of ...…
 
Today we're going to talk about selling architecture. Our guest is Brynne Campbell, co-organizer of POP//CAN//CRIT, a panel-based symposium that brings together leading voices in architecture practice, academia and related fields within a Canadian context. She is 4 years into her PHD program at the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism, Car ...…
 
Most of the American west is owned by the Federal Government. About 85 percent of Nevada, 61 percent of Alaska, 53 percent of Oregon, the list goes on. And there have always been questions about how this immense swath of land should be used. Should we allow ranchers to graze cattle, or should the western land be a place where wild animals can r ...…
 
"Hey Siri, what's the future of architecture?" We all could use an intelligent assistant and in Episode 149 Archispeak discusses the roadblocks on the way to a model centric workflow in the profession of architecture. Photo by Evan Troxel This episode of Archispeak is sponsored by: ARCAT: Search the ARCAT libraries for architectural building pr ...…
 
For Americans, the sight of pagoda roofs and dragon gates means that you are in Chinatown. Whether in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, or Las Vegas, the chinoiserie look is distinctive. But for people from China, the Chinatown aesthetic can feel surprisingly foreign. The same goes for fortune cookies. Two stories from the 99pi archive abou ...…
 
Today is the second half of my interview with Jesse Cole, the marketing genius who transformed a struggling minor-league baseball team into a team that plays for sold-out crowds all season long. I first heard about Jesse from my friend Scott Beebe, who shared a presentation with me that Jesse did on designing the client experience - what happen ...…
 
Imagine if you could double, triple or even quadruple your word of mouth referrals. What if word about your firm spread so far and wide that people were lining up at your door? And what if you could do that without spending a single dime on advertising or marketing? Now that might sound like a nightmare to you-you're fine where you are, you don ...…
 
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