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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.
 
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Archispeak

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Archispeak

Evan Troxel, Neal Pann, Cormac Phalen

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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 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 weekly ritual for students and seasoned professionals alike. To ...
 
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GSAPP Conversations

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GSAPP Conversations

Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

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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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Margarine is yellow, like butter, but it hasn't always been. At times and in places, it has been a bland white, or even a dull pink. These strange variations were a byproduct of 150-year war to destroy margarine, and everything that it stands for. During this epic fight for survival, margarine has had to reinvent itself, over and over again. I Can'…
 
Do you ever feel like you're being watched—or experimented on—when shopping online? A/B testing is a standard practice companies use not only for marketing purposes, but in user interface design and user experience as well. Adjustments are then made over time to suit the preferences of users making use of the data gleaned from the testing. Can/shou…
 
In the fifth episode of the A&E System mini-series, Jiazhen Lin (‘21 MArch ‘21 MSRED) and Isaac Warshauer (‘19 MArch) discuss their involvement in "The A&E System: Public Works and Private Interest in Architectural and Engineering Services, 2000–2020," a publication developed by the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture a…
 
This week, I’m speaking with Wendy Dunnam Tita, Principal at Page. Early in her career, Wendy worked for the residential practice of Ike and Kligerman in New York and, in 1995, became the Vice President of the firm of Page Southerland Page in Austin. In 2002, she set off and operated her own boutique practice in Austin and Hood River, Oregon, retur…
 
In the fourth episode of the A&E System mini-series, Eddy Almonte (‘19 MSUP) and Emma Leigh Macdonald (‘20 MSCCCP) discuss their involvement in “The A&E System: Public Works and Private Interest in Architectural and Engineering Services, 2000–2020,” a publication developed by the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at C…
 
The Sears & Roebuck Mail Order Catalog was nearly omnipresent in early 20th century American life. By 1908, one fifth of Americans were subscribers. Anyone anywhere in the country could order a copy for free, look through it, and then have anything their heart desired delivered directly to their doorstep. At its peak, the Sears catalog offered over…
 
This week, we're taking a human-centered approach to architecture discussions with Dr. Tyrone Yang. Tyrone graduated with a Master's in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2002. He also has a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Virginia and a BA in Psychology from Cornell University. Currently, he has recentl…
 
In the third episode of the A&E System mini-series, Henderson Beck (‘22 MArch ‘22 MSRED) and Anays M González (‘22 MArch) discuss their involvement in "The A&E System: Public Works and Private Interest in Architectural and Engineering Services, 2000–2020," a publication developed by the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architectu…
 
When it comes to English spelling and pronunciation, there is plenty of rhyme and very little reason. But what is the reason for that? Why among all European languages is English so uniquely chaotic today? To help us answer that question, we spoke with linguist and longtime friend of the show, Arika Okrent, author of the new book Highly Irregular: …
 
This week, I am speaking with the award-winning architect and designer Suman Sorg, a fellow of the AIA and founder of Sorg Architects. She has also recently formed a non-profit design firm, A Complete Unknown, in her home in Washington DC. The A Complete Unknown design firm has a mission to promote social justice, peace, and unity through architect…
 
In this episode we’re talking about corporate-sponsored productivity-enhancing drugs. Cormac jumps back on the wagon after an 8-month hiatus so we discuss our favorite morning ritual. Links Aeropress Go (Amazon) Chemex Classic (Amazon) Mr. Coffee 12-cup Coffee Maker (Amazon) Sponsor Thanks to our sponsor for helping make this episode possible: Twin…
 
In the second episode of the A&E System mini-series, Zoe Kauder Nalebuff (‘20 M.S.CCCP) & Maria Linares Trelles (‘19 M.S.CCCP) discuss their involvement in "The A&E System: Public Works and Private Interest in Architectural and Engineering Services, 2000–2020," a publication developed by the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Archi…
 
Presidential libraries are tributes to greatness, "[a] self-congratulatory, almost fictional account of someone's achievements, where all the blemishes are hidden," explains one New York architect. But they're also a "weird mix of a historical repository of records and things that have a lot of meaning." Studying their origins and evolution, one ca…
 
This week, I'm speaking to Mike Grosswendt who is the CEO and Founder of All Coast Construction, a construction company based on the west coast of the US. Mike focuses his attention onto new construction and restorations. He's worked with many world-renowned architects. He's worked with an incredible array of A-list celebrities as well including Qu…
 
We discuss Cormac's recent trip to Saudi Arabia and the extraordinary humbling feeling he experienced during his adventure. Links Cormac's Instagram China Ranch Date Farm near Death Valley National Park in California Sponsor Thanks to our sponsor for helping make this episode possible: Twinmotion Twinmotion is a real-time rendering solution used by…
 
This fall, the Buell Center hosts a mini-series on green infrastructure as part of the GSAPP Conversations podcast. In the first episode of the A&E System mini-series, Laura Veit (‘19 MArch) and Alicia French (‘19 MArch) discuss their involvement in "The A&E System: Public Works and Private Interest in Architectural and Engineering Services, 2000–2…
 
The great Jacob Goldstein, author of Money: The True Story of a Made Up Thing, stops by to tell us two stories about the design of paper currency around the world. First, the story of the making of the Euro banknotes, the design of which was supposed to unify Europe and not rely on any one country's national heroes or monuments. Then we learn about…
 
This week, I'm speaking with Mark Weaver and Darrell Wilson of Mark Weaver Associates. Mark Weaver Associates is a full-service design firm based in Los Angeles that was founded in 1970. Since then, they have built an impressive portfolio of work with residential installations, they worked on private aircraft, yachts, and even private island retrea…
 
This conversation is a continuation of our previous episode topic regarding documenting knowledge and includes some deeper theoretical discussion inspired by a recent article on Substack. Subconscious Substack by Gordon Brander Notes are conversations across time Field Notes notebooks Sponsor Thanks to our sponsor for helping make this episode poss…
 
In episode 93 of hpd architecture + interiors’ popular podcast, The Architecture Happy Hour, co-hosts Laura and Holly have a special guest. Laura’s sister, Karen shares her experience of designing a modular home. Designing your own home is as Karen says, “an insane-making project” but it can also be a lot of fun and of course it helps a bit to have…
 
This week, I am talking to Los Angeles-based interior designer, Ryan Saghian, who is emerging as one of the most formidable talents, inspiring many young people that they too can follow their dreams. Ryan is only 28, and even before hitting his 30th birthday, he's overcome many challenges to find international acclaim, become a social media darling…
 
This week, I'm talking to Paul of Form4 Architecture. Paul founded Form4 alongside Robert J. Giannini In 1998, Robert Giannini was the CEO when the company began, and for more than 21 years, Giannini guided the firm with the co-founders Ferro, John Marx, and James Tefend. Over the pandemic period, Robert retired, and Paul Ferro stepped into the CEO…
 
What does water mean to you? In this feature, author Bonnie Tsui (Why We Swim), actress Joy Bryant, submarine pilot Erika Bergman, figure skater Elladj Baldé, 85-year-old synchronized swimmer Barbara Eison-White, professional mermaid Olivia Gonzales, and others share stories about the many ways water influences our lives. From Pop-Up Magazine, crea…
 
This week, I am speaking with Robert Yuen. Robert is the CEO and Co-Founder of Monograph, which is a software company revolutionizing the future in how architectural projects are managed. Robert used to work as an architectural designer in Chicago. He ultimately ended up settling down in San Francisco where he discovered passion for designing softw…
 
When Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlstedt were promoting The 99% Invisible City in late 2020, one question came up over and over again in conversations and interviews about our built environment: in what ways will the COVID pandemic change cities long term? Realistically, it's hard to answer a question about the future while in the midst of a crisis, but …
 
This week, we speak to Maryline Damour, the Co-founder of interior design and construction firm Damour Drake, who has an impressive portfolio of work ranging from Brooklyn lofts to even an 18th-century cathedral in Haiti, which has been damaged in the 2010 earthquake. Maryline worked for many years in marketing and business development for firms su…
 
This week, I'm speaking with David Croteau who serves as the President and Principal of Flansburgh Architects. David has over 35 years of experience managing, planning, and designing projects throughout the U.S. and has worked internationally in over 30 different countries. David directs efforts to extend Flansburgh's geographic reach and its capac…
 
Officially titled The Book of Tasty and Healthy Food, it was often known simply as “Kniga” (translated: "book") because it was one of the only cookbooks to exist in the Soviet Union. The volume is peppered with glossy photographs of really lavish spreads and packed with text as well. There are recipes for lentils and crab salad and how to cook buck…
 
Britt Young is a geographer and tech writer based in the Bay Area. She also has what's called a "congenital upper limb deficiency." In other words, she was born without the part of her arm just below her left elbow. She's used different sorts of prosthetic devices her whole life, and in 2018, she celebrated the arrival of a brand new, multi-articul…
 
This week, I'm speaking to Kyle Webb who is the Founder and Principal of KH Webb Architects who are based in Colorado. Webb Architects was born in 1999 and boasts and an impressive array of innovative designs, many of them getting regional and national recognition. A lot of these projects are in the Town of Vail. Webb Architects have also worked ou…
 
Evan gives an update on his adventures in construction, we talk about the disconnect between architects and contractors informed through Evan's experiences doing design-build, reminisce about learning how to build by watching This Old House, and more. Links This Old House on Twitter This Old House (PBS) Awesome Framers (Instagram) Essential Craftsm…
 
This week, I'm speaking to Eric Clough who is the founder of Manhattan-based design firm 212box. Eric was originally from the Midwest and spent his formative years in both Brussels and London. He graduated from Yale in 1999 and founded 212box in late 2000. 212box is actually made up of six companies, which are working in different disciplines and d…
 
Throughout its reign, the British Empire stole a lot of stuff. Today those objects are housed in genteel institutions across the UK and the world. They usually come with polite plaques. The ABC podcast Stuff the British Stole is a six episode series about the not-so-polite history behind a few of those objects. We’re going to play the first episode…
 
This week, I'm speaking to Christina Kaz and Lilit Devejian, Founders and Principal Designers of LUXYSPACE, an interior design firm based in California with studios in both Fresno and Beverly Hills. Christina and Lilit have a fabulous story and a very inspiring relationship. Both are Armenian, both are incredibly stylish, and both are often mistake…
 
We discuss Evan’s recent visit (and Cormac’s past visits) to an architectural icon including observations only architects would enjoy and understand. Links Cicadas: 17 years underground & emergence in 2021 Frank Lloyd Wright FLW: Fallingwater FLW: Kentuck Knob FLW: Pope Leighey house Richard Neutra Neutra: Kaufmann house in Palm Springs Neutra: Vis…
 
This week, we are speaking with Bee Rarewala who is the Vice President and Director of Corporate Brand Strategy and Communications at CRTKL. She recently joined the LA office and she centered her 20-year career around the nexus of design-thinking and business strategy. She actually holds a degree in Economics and she's not formally trained as an ar…
 
This week, I am speaking with David Hacin who is the Founding Principal and Creative Director of Hacin + Associates, an interdisciplinary architecture design firm founded in Boston in 1993. They're currently a 30+person team dedicated to design excellence and client service. David has a plethora of recognition and awards for the studio's broad port…
 
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