Archispeak

By 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, 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 professionals alike. To join the conversation or learn more about the hosts, visit archispeakpodcast.com

Episode Date
#143 - Build It!
00:51:37
Drawing a line or creating a model is easy, but actually building something is far more difficult. Join Archispeak as we discuss the details of what it takes to build it.
Jun 11, 2018
#142 - Death Jury
01:09:10
Listen to a special Royal Wedding episode of Archispeak as we discuss the psychological effects of the jury process plus the consequences of ignoring BIM and VR in the practice of architecture. Also, did you hear Yanny or Laurel?
May 28, 2018
#141 - Festivus
00:55:17
Join Cormac and Neal as they mourn the loss of Evan due to the mass purge initiated by Thanos in his quest to bring balance to the universe with some airing of grievances!
May 14, 2018
#140 - Evan's Wild Ride
01:05:03
Archispeak episode 140 goes on a road trip to look at some buildings and experience architecture. Listen in as we go on a wild ride through the American southwest.
Apr 30, 2018
#139 - Drinking Butter
00:48:24
Archispeak episode 139 goes down to the bolts with a discussion about visiting past projects and explores the relationship of furniture to architecture.
Apr 16, 2018
#138 - Artists
00:56:36
Archispeak episode 138 kicks off with a look back into our childhood and marches down the superhighway of life to try and understand why design is such a struggle.
Apr 02, 2018
#137 - Details
00:50:21
Join Archispeak for a candid discussion of architectural student follies, fun with Revit and we ask the question; is architecture just too damn complicated?
Mar 19, 2018
#136 - The F Word
01:06:32
Archispeak welcomes back Rosa Sheng, FAIA to discuss changing jobs, earning her well deserved 'F' and updates us on the continuing efforts by Equity by Design to understand the differential experiences of professionals in architecture.
Mar 05, 2018
#135 - Winter Blues
00:50:27
In Archispeak episode 135 we deal with issues we all have throughout the profession. Listen in as we navigate our way though the winter blues.
Feb 19, 2018
#134 - Instant Gratification
01:18:55
Season 6 of Archispeak starts with a recap of recent events in our offices, then crashes down on the subject of historic preservation and asks the question: should all buildings be saved?
Feb 05, 2018
#133 - ZNE
00:53:33
Prompted by a comment on the previous episode, Archispeak pulls the thread on the sweater that is Zero Net Energy to discuss the costs, who is doing it and why someone might not. Join us for a "green" discussion all about ZNE.
Jan 22, 2018
#132 - Bomb Cyclone
01:05:39
Archispeak battles the information overload of the new year with some strategic planning for 2018 and touches on innovations in the profession, plus zero net energy goals.
Jan 08, 2018
#131 - 2017 Year in Review
01:04:46
Archispeak closes out 2017 with a wrap-up episode so we can step away from the glowing box until next year. In this episode, we reiterate the importance of designing your future and list our favorite episodes of the year.
Dec 26, 2017
#130 - Office Party
00:52:07
Archispeak explores the typical architectural office end of the year rituals, including the "Office Party," crazy deadlines and workloads.
Dec 11, 2017
#129 - Gifts for Architects 5
01:03:59
Treat yourself! Archispeak returns with our annual "Gifts for Architects" guide to help you find that perfect gift for your favorite architect.
Nov 27, 2017
#128 - Know Thyself
01:10:16
In episode 128, Archispeak delves into the mind of an architect and discusses how learning more about oneself can assist you to build more effective teams in your office.
Nov 13, 2017
#127 - Selfie Moment
01:05:42
In episode 127, Archispeak looks back at attending the Monterey Design Conference and Façades+ in LA. Oh, and Evan hates dogs and Cormac likes the beach.
Oct 30, 2017
#126 - Life of the Parti
00:52:18
When analyzing an architectural project, can you tell what the big idea was? Join Archispeak in episode 126 as we help you to be a better architect by establishing a vision so you can be the life of the Parti.
Oct 16, 2017
#125 - Unrecognizable Error
00:59:04
Archispeak catches a bug, but gets into the zone as we discuss the positive psychology flow and its relationship to working in the architectural profession.
Oct 02, 2017
#124 - MDC17
00:34:48
Archispeak speaks with Anne Fougeron FAIA, 2017 Chair of the Monterey Design Conference, about the conference and how it is a clamping experience for Architects that will remind you of why you became an architect in the first place.
Sep 18, 2017
#123 - Skillz
01:05:16
Archispeak dives into the topic of skills and how that influences who works on what and how firms use titles.
Sep 04, 2017
#122 - Patience
00:54:30
In episode 122, Archispeak goes into the weeds to discuss the process of design and the patience it requires.
Aug 21, 2017
#121 - Cool Tools for Podcasting
00:59:26
Learn about all the cool tools used we use in the production of the podcast in episode 121 as Archispeak takes you behind the scenes of the show and explains how the sausage is made.
Aug 07, 2017
#120 - Architectural Adventures Part Three
00:48:41
Archispeak completes their summer vacation as we wrap up our architectural adventures.
Jul 24, 2017
#119 - Architectural Adventures Part Two
00:54:48
Archispeak continues their summer vacation as we visit Fallingwater in part two of our architectural adventures.
Jul 10, 2017
#118 - Architectural Adventures Part One
00:47:22
Come with Archispeak as we explore our summer vacations and discuss how travel enhances your architectural career in part one of our architectural adventures.
Jun 26, 2017
#117 - Motivation
00:55:48
For Archispeak episode 117, we discuss how we stay motivated during the months and often years long process that is architecture. Along the way, we explore if external motivators really work or if what we really want is autometry, mastery and purpose from the practice.
Jun 12, 2017
#116 - Copy and Paste
00:53:36
Episode 116 of Archispeak explores the concept of designing by Google and asks if architects are taking ideological shortcuts when it comes to design.
May 29, 2017
#115 - Mentorship
01:11:43
Archispeak presents their "Guidebook to Mentorship" in episode 115 where we discuss the investment it takes plus the relationships and benefits it creates.
May 15, 2017
#114 - #AIACon17
46:53
Archispeak brings the #AIACon17 to you with this special recap episode with interviews from those that attended the conference in Orlando.
May 02, 2017
#113 - Description Goes Here
01:05:48
Archispeak discusses design, sustainability and how the sausage is made in a behind the scenes episode on how to select a new Twitter bio.
Apr 17, 2017
#112 - [EQxD] 2017
01:12:50
Archispeak welcomes back Rosa T. Sheng, Architect and Senior Associate with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson to discuss Equity. This time Annelise Pitts, a designer with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson joins the conversation to update us on Equity by Design in 2017.
Apr 03, 2017
#111 - Forethought
01:12:06
Episode 111 of Archispeak is all about forethought and what does that really mean in architecture.
Mar 27, 2017
#110 - Sameness
01:08:33
Archispeak shakes their fists and yells at clouds in episode #110 as we discuss the destruction of the uniqueness of place and why architecture has become so homogenized.
Mar 07, 2017
#109 - Inspiration
00:53:03
Architecture can inspire us to rethink and reshape our environment. In episode 109, Archispeak discusses where you can find that inspiration and how technology is making it easier.
Feb 21, 2017
#108 - Universal Architecture Problem
00:49:54
Archispeak takes on the universal chicken-and-egg problem of standards, expectations and on-boarding in the practice of architecture.
Feb 06, 2017
#107 - The Millennial Question
01:05:28
Archispeak is joined by architect Lora Teagarden of RATIO Architects and author/creator of AREsketches to discuss "The Millennial Question."
Jan 23, 2017
#106 - A Day in the Life
00:57:00
Archispeak explores options for applying for architecture school and whether the profession is right for you. We also share our current projects and discuss continuing education.
Jan 09, 2017
#105 - 2016 Year in Review
00:57:49
Join us for a review of 2016 in episode 105, as Archispeak closes out the year with a look back at a few of the shows accomplishments and reflects on a number of changes, in what will be remembered as quite a year.
Dec 19, 2016
#104 - Gifts for Architects 4
00:47:24
The fourth annual Archispeak "Favorite Things" episode where we suggest items for that favorite architect in your life, which maybe you! Tune in for our holiday suggestions and treat yourself to an Archispeak t-shirt & mug at our store. Happy Holidays from Archispeak!
Dec 05, 2016
#103 - #iamarchispeak
01:25:46
What happens in Washington DC, does not always stay in DC. In episode 103 of Archispeak, we are joined by several guests to discuss the post-election response by the AIA, subsequent reaction to that response and eventual apology. Where does the AIA and the architectural profession go from here? Listen in to find out.
Nov 21, 2016
#102 - Periodically
00:44:54
In episode 102, Archispeak examines the current state of architectural magazines and periodicals. We also consider other sources that we are receiving our architectural news, from online communities to the local newspaper. Are we reading these or are we just looking at the pretty pictures? Tune in to find out.
Nov 07, 2016
#101 - The 101
01:03:10
Ride along as Archispeak hits The 101 for a journey where we discuss the upcoming Now Next Future Conference, breathtaking buildings and the current climate in the architectural profession.
Oct 24, 2016
#100 - Keeping it Real, Yo!
02:02:33
In Archispeak's 100th episode spectacular, we have a casual conversation about social media and blogging with Mr. Life of an Architect, Bob Borson, where we discuss what the point of a blog is and he shares his formula for producing his writing. Later, good fun ensues when Bob turns the table on Archispeak and interviews the three of us on what it takes to produce the show.
Oct 10, 2016
#99 - Make a Difference
01:12:03
In Archispeak Episode 99, we explore the topic that architecture is for the people and not just the rich and how it can make a difference in everyone's life.
Sep 26, 2016
#98 - Shut Up and Work
01:02:52
Join Archispeak in Episode 98 in the "HR Free Zone" as we lift the veil on the hidden realities of working in the architectural corporate environment verses the experience of the college studio.
Sep 12, 2016
#97 - Survive Architecture School
00:58:47
It is back to school time here at Archispeak. In episode 97 we provide our tips to survive and succeed in Architectural school plus the profession in general.
Aug 29, 2016
#96 - Favorite Tools
01:12:11
Archispeak continues its summer of fun in Episode 96 by talking about our favorite tools.
Aug 15, 2016
#95 - Introspection
00:57:55
In episode 95 of Archispeak we lay back on the psychiatric couch and go introspective. Join us as we stare down the road and assess life, personal experiences and our contributions to the world.
Aug 01, 2016
#94 - Perfuction
1:03:37
Perfect doesn't exist. Or does it? In episode 94 of Archispeak we discuss how perfection can have a paralyzing effect on creativity and can be a "serial killer" to getting things done.
Jul 18, 2016
#93 - Architect Experience
01:41:48
Archispeak looks back at #AIACon16 and shares some interviews with the leading software providers to the architectural profession and talks with NCARB to learn more about AXP and the future of licensure.
Jul 11, 2016
#92 - RKtekt
01:08:57
Archispeak goes "after dark" in episode 92 and lets the fur fly in a candid conversation about licensure in the profession of architecture.
Jun 20, 2016
#91 - Architect Ninja Warriors
00:54:29
Rock Star and Architect Ninja Warrior herself, Rosa Sheng who is instrumental in Equity by Design [EQxD] joins Archispeak in Episode 91 to recap #AIACon16 and the EQxD Hackathon which took place at the AIA Convention in Philadelphia.
Jun 06, 2016
#90 - Day Three #AIACon16
00:37:18
In our third of three special episodes from the AIA Convention host city of Philadelphia, Archispeak discusses the experience of attending #AIACon16 as we recap the second day and look forward to day three at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
May 21, 2016
#89 - Day Two #AIACon16
00:39:54
Day Two of the AIA Convention at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia is here and Archispeak looks back at the first full day. Join Archispeak for the second of three special episodes as we discuss the events of #AIACon16.
May 20, 2016
#88 - Day One #AIACon16
00:15:42
This year architects and those in the architectural industry gather in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia! The AIA Convention takes place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and Archispeak is here to share with our listeners the vibe of the event. Join Archispeak for the first of three special episodes as we discuss what we are looking forward to at #AIACon16 Day One.
May 19, 2016
#87 - Break the Cycle!
01:11:36
How do you keep good employees when the talent war is raging on? In episode 87 of the Archispeak Podcast we build on the discussion of why good employees leave & talk about what it takes to keep people at our firms by creating deep engagement to be able to grow into the future.
May 02, 2016
#86 - I Quit!
01:04:30
In the immortal words of Johnny Paycheck, You can take this job and shove it! In episode 86 of the Archispeak Podcast we discuss the top reasons why good employees quit their jobs.
Apr 17, 2016
#85 - Go Punch Some Architecture
00:58:26
In episode 85 of Archispeak, we asks our listeners, "What keeps you going?" Architecture is a difficult profession, so what is it? Do you love the process? Is it the challenge? Join us as we explore capital 'A' architecture and discover that our architectural relationship status is: "It's complicated."
Apr 04, 2016
#84 - Dawn of Pann
01:07:56
Have you ever wanted to start your own architectural firm? If so, then you will want to listen to this episode of Archispeak. Join us as we lay back on the psychiatric couch and analyze the realities of being your own boss and discuss the difficult decision of going back to working at a firm.
Mar 21, 2016
#83 - Goals
01:02:27
Archispeak episode 83 is all about goals. We begin the show with a discussion about completing a company performance review then explore the importance of writing down your goals and the difference between personal and professional goals. - "You have to know where you are going in order to get there."
Mar 07, 2016
#82 - Your Ad Here
00:50:50
Is the architectural website a 21st century business card? Do you even need one to market your architectural practice? Listen to episode 82 of Archispeak as we explore these questions and discuss who owns the documentation and imagery of the projects you have worked on.
Feb 22, 2016
#81 - Refer to Structural
00:50:23
Season 4 begins! What's the most common architectural note on a set of plans? "Refer to Structural." In episode 81, Archispeak explores the value of a good engineer and discusses how to get their best work out of them.
Feb 08, 2016
#80 - F%$k Working Hard
01:01:01
How hard do you work? So much so that you have made yourself physically sick? What is it about the profession of architecture that makes us practically kill ourselves and be proud that we have done it? Lay back on the psychiatric couch and join Archispeak as we explore this concept and discuss jobs that will make you miserable.
Jan 25, 2016
#79 - Glamour Shots
01:13:05
Two for one! In Episode 79, Archispeak tackles two topics. The first is inspired from a listener question asking about doing their own house projects. After we discuss the rewards and pitfalls of that, we dive into the ethics of manipulated architectural photography.
Jan 11, 2016
#78 - 2015 Year in Review
00:54:41
Join Archispeak as we relive our adventures from 2015 including our most commented upon episodes, shoutouts from notable publications and our attendance at a couple of conferences which contributed to a reawakening of our design soul. Also, a huge "thank you" to our listeners who help make Archispeak possible.
Dec 28, 2015
#77 - Gifts for Architects 3.0
01:03:33
Archispeak is back with our third year of Gifts for Architects! This time we take the opportunity to gift ourselves some items that your favorite architect just might like as well. Check out the show notes for links to all of the gifts mentioned on the show and don't forget to order your Archispeak t-shirt. Happy Holidays from Archispeak!
Dec 14, 2015
#76 - Holidays Are Like Hurricanes
00:43:24
Do you eat, sleep, and breathe architecture? Join Archispeak as we slip into those stretchy pants (post Thanksgiving) to explore the chaos that is architecture and the holiday schedule.
Nov 30, 2015
#75 - The Chili Man
01:11:51
Archispeak Episode 75 dives deep covering several topics centered around the studio and office environment. We discuss the evolving world of sketching with new tools such as Apple's new iPad Pro and Apple Pencil (Check out Cormac's examples in the Show Notes), music, fashion and new hire hazing rituals. We even mix in some office competitions, with Cormac winning his office's big Chili Cook Off!
Nov 16, 2015
#74 - The Future of Architecture
01:24:04
It's the future, stupid! Do architects have the mindset to deal with the future? In Archispeak episode 74 we discuss the challenges architects face and what changes we expect to face in the next several years. What is the role of the architect in the future? Listen in to find out.
Nov 02, 2015
#73 - Presentation Skills
01:09:09
Our words matter. Presentations. Interviews. Meetings. We are either selling ourselves (and/or our expertise, process and services) to get the job in the first place, or we are selling the work we are in the midst of doing in the form of charrettes and presentations in-house. Listen to Episode #73 of Archispeak as we discuss presentation skills that will help you craft and deliver messages that resonate with audiences.
Oct 19, 2015
#72 - [EQxD]
01:07:23
Archispeak welcomes back Rosa T. Sheng, Architect and Senior Associate with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson to discuss Equity. Rosa updates us on the progress and impact she and her team have had on the architectural profession. Join us for an enlightening episode how one person can change the world one bite at a time.
Oct 05, 2015
#71 - The Role of the Designer
01:01:09
In episode 71, join Archispeak for a spirited conversation discussing the role of the Designer. While generally thought of as the "fun" part of the architectural profession, the Designer is the one that puts their work up on the wall for everyone to see, criticize, tear apart and comment on. The Designer gets to hear how they did it wrong and listen to how all the armchair quarterbacks would have done it. Putting it out there might actually be the toughest part of the job.
Sep 21, 2015
#70 - All About Design
00:52:55
Archispeak welcomes Alice Kimm of John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects to talk about the upcoming Monterey Design Conference (MDC). Listen in to learn more about the MDC, the setting and the speakers appearing at this unique conference that is, all about design.
Sep 07, 2015
#69 - The Cormac Show
01:05:36
Is anything real? Architecture is real, which is what makes it so good to watch. In Episode 69, Archispeak turns the camera upon itself to discuss the very real life experiences of changing jobs and remembers what it is like on the first day in a new office.
Aug 24, 2015
#68 - Office Space
00:56:41
In episode 68 of Archispeak we discuss the signs that maybe your current job is not the right one (hint: if you're not fulfilled, that's a clue) and if not, how to leave it. Join us for a lively discussion and don't forget to put a coversheet on your TPS reports before they go out. That'd be great. All right!
Aug 10, 2015
#67 - 40 to Life
01:07:17
Are you just starting your career and don't know if you're ready to 'marry' yourself to a niche in the architectural profession? Inspired by a listener, Episode 67 of Archispeak explores the questions that face many new practitioners when it comes to selecting a firm at which to work and/or considering moving to another firm. Join us as we chase the dream of finding your place in architecture.
Jul 27, 2015
#66 - House Plans
01:26:37
Archispeak returns to discuss the subject of Episode 29 - Plans "Я" Us, which is the most commented episode of the podcast. This time we talk with special guest host Gregory La Vardera Architect. He helps us navigate this supplemental income opportunity and argues that this is something that architects should be doing to introduce better quality design for everyone.
Jul 13, 2015
#65 - Coffee Talk
01:07:45
Coffee. Fonts. Consultants. How are these topics related? They are each subjects of Episode 65 of Archispeak. Tune in to hear our thoughts on our favorite coffee, which fonts you should be using on your construction documents and how to live peacefully with your consultants.
Jun 29, 2015
#64 - The Future is Virtually Here
01:11:56
In Episode 64 we discuss the virtual office and who better to join us for this conversation than the person who has moved to just this sort of work environment, Mark R. LePage of Entrepreneur Architect. Mark helps up explore some tools that you can use as we question if the virtual office the future of architectural practice.
Jun 15, 2015
#63 - Back to Reality
00:54:31
Archispeak gets back to reality after the AIA Convention in Atlanta. In Episode 63 we discuss the issues and complications that arise after taking time off to attend professional events. We also explore the benefits to taking a break which can lead to you coming back recharged and more passionate about the profession!
Jun 01, 2015
#62 - Day Three #AIACon15
00:27:21
In our last episode from the great host city of Atlanta, Archispeak discusses the value of attending #aiacon15 as we recap the second day and look forward to day three of the AIA Convention.
May 16, 2015
#61 - Day Two #AIACon15
00:48:50
Archispeak looks back on the first full day at the AIA Convention in Atlanta, which included some inspiring and not so inspiring Keynote speeches headlined by former President Bill Clinton. We also discuss the results from the NCARB Task Force and their stand on the use of "intern" plus a look at the Death of the Tweetup.
May 15, 2015
#60 - Day One #AIACon15
00:20:17
The social media Illuminati gathers in Atlanta to discuss Equity by Design and what we're looking forward to doing on Day One of the AIA Convention in Atlanta. Join Archispeak for as we discuss what we are looking forward to at #AIACon15 Day One.
May 14, 2015
#59 - Three Architects Walk Into a Bar - Part Two
01:01:27
In part two of a special episode, Archispeak continues the discussion and explores work flexibility, what are the tradeoffs and/or benefits, and how school is not preparing architects to work nine to five. We also consider the process of creativity and how it does not happen on a schedule. Can an architect turn their brain off so it only works during office hours? We wrap up the conversation that happens when three architects walk into a bar.
May 04, 2015
#58 - Three Architects Walk Into a Bar - Part One
01:01:34
In the first of a two part episode Archispeak begins the discussion with a question about how architects address staffing in an improving economy and expands to include various related topics. In part one we explore what are "normal" business hours, having a strategy for growth verses just reacting to a changing market, plus the challenge of finding staff that "speaks" the same CAD/BIM language. It's what happens when three architects walk into a bar and conversation ensues.
Apr 20, 2015
#57 - SQUIRREL!
01:04:06
Interruptions and distractions are something that all architects deal with in life, school and the profession. How do we deal with them? In Episode 57 Archispeak… oh, did we forget to mention we will be attending the AIA Convention in Atlanta in May? Wait, what was that again? Oh, yes, distractions caused by co-workers, notifications on our computers and phones make it difficult to stay productive. We provide tips and… oh, and we are also going to be doing daily episodes from the AIA Convention… so listen in as we share some neuroses of some of our coworkers and challenge our audience to do the same.
Apr 06, 2015
#56 - The Same But Different
01:02:57
Whether you are a Google or an Apple user you are likely heavily invested in products or services from each company. They both have differing ways each goes about its business and products. In Episode #56 Archispeak discusses how these different approaches to their products and services influence the architecture for their new corporate campuses. Also, listen for a special announcement concerning Archispeak and the 2015 AIA Convention. No spoilers! You will have to listen to find out.
Mar 23, 2015
#55 - This Episode is Rejected
01:03:39
Architects face rejection all the time, from the very first critique all the way through their professional careers. How one deals with that rejection can make a huge difference in their personal and professional lives. In Episode 55, Archispeak explores the different rejections architects encounter, including turning the tables and rejecting potential clients, then provides insider tips on how best to turn those rejections into positives.
Mar 09, 2015
#54 - Agent of Change
00:58:05
Sometimes, how we start our architectural careers can ultimately pigeonhole us. Are you tired of the same old routine day after day, week after week, or project after project? Do you feel like you or your employees are in a rut? If so, tune in and listen to Episode 54 of Archispeak as we talk about how to break free of monotony and ways leaders can help their people get unstuck.
Feb 23, 2015
#53 - How Did We Get Here
01:19:37
And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack… in another part of the world… behind the wheel of a large automobile… in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife… And you may ask yourself… Well... How did I get here? In episode 53, Archispeak takes a trip back and explores how we each got into this crazy profession we call architecture.
Feb 09, 2015
#52 - Liability
01:04:13
Warning! Archispeak is not a lawyer, we just play one on this podcast. In episode 52, we partner with the prestigious law firm of Dewey, Cheatem & Howe to discuss the dark side of the profession: liability. Every architect or student hoping to become one needs to understand what their liability will be and we start by looking at a California Supreme Court ruling, which opens up architects to decisions made by an owner regardless of the recommendations of the architect.
Jan 26, 2015
#51 - Architectural Fight Club
01:01:30
Welcome to Architectural Fight Club. The first rule of Architectural Fight Club is: you do not talk about Architectural Fight Club. The second rule of Architectural Fight Club is: you DO NOT talk about Architectural Fight Club!  For Episode 51, Archispeak breaks the first rule of Architectural Fight Club and discusses architecture's so-called "crisis of confidence." As more and more mainstream figures in the field are admitting that the profession has lost its way, we ask the question: what, if anything, can architects do?
Jan 12, 2015
#50 - 2014 Year in Review
00:59:39
For Episode 50, Archispeak takes a look back on 2014 and examines some of our most commented upon shows. Along the way we discuss office holiday policies and ask our listeners to let us know what their favorite episodes of 2014 was. We also look forward to 2015 with some enthusiasm for what the year may bring.
Dec 29, 2014
#49 - Gifts for Architects 2014
01:01:11
Buying a gift for someone is tough. When that person is an architect, it is almost impossible. Just in time for the holidays your friends at Archispeak are here to help with some of our favorite things. Remember, whatever you get, make sure it's in the preferred architectural color - black.
Dec 15, 2014
#48 - Brain Drain
00:59:27
There is a crisis coming to the profession of architecture. Over the next 15 years the number of architects aged 55-64 will increase by 47%, while the number of those aged 33-54 will decrease by 6%. In Episode 48 of Archispeak, we discuss if this will become either a great opportunity for those willing to stay in the profession and help remake it, or will it be a catastrophic loss of valuable knowledge?
Dec 01, 2014
#47 - Equity by Design
01:22:12
Archispeak is proud to have Rosa Sheng, Architect, Senior Associate with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and AIA SF Board of Directors join us as we touch the "third rail" of the architectural profession and discuss equity in architecture. Rosa shares with us the results from The Missing 32% Project's, Equity by Design 2014 Symposium, her thoughts on women in architecture and where we go from here.
Nov 17, 2014
#46 - 98 Percent
00:52:44
According to Frank Gehry: "In this world we are living in, 98 percent of everything that is built and designed today is pure shit." So, where does that leave us, the rest of the worlds architects? In Episode 46 of Archispeak, we discuss Mr. Gehry's comments and whether you agree or disagree, it's good to have these conversations. We are the 98 Percent!
Nov 03, 2014
#45 - Critique and Criticism
01:06:18
It's time to critique the work, but don't take it personally. It's not about you. Episode 45 of Archispeak dives into the delicate process of the do's and don't when it comes to critiquing a project. We discuss the importance of arguing (spoiler: it's good for the project) and that the goal should be for a better project. People often have "good" ideas, and it takes others to make them "great" ideas.
Oct 20, 2014
#44 - Preservation Pants
01:18:49
For Episode #44, Archispeak does some followup on several listener calls and comments from prior episodes. We then spend the remainder of the show on another listener suggested topic (see, we do listen so keep calling in) and put on our "Preservation Pants" and tackle the Louis Cherry designed Oakwood Modern Home controversy.
Oct 06, 2014