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Office Talk Australia is a fortnightly podcast hosted by Dave Sharp, and a great excuse for him to have conversations with leading Australian architects about their businesses, work and lives. Since its inception, the Office Talk podcast has played host to a wide range of guests from across the country. Every chat has been a pleasure.

Office Talk Australia, Marketing for Architecture Office D.SHARP

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    • 4.7 • 37 Ratings

Office Talk Australia is a fortnightly podcast hosted by Dave Sharp, and a great excuse for him to have conversations with leading Australian architects about their businesses, work and lives. Since its inception, the Office Talk podcast has played host to a wide range of guests from across the country. Every chat has been a pleasure.

    Olaver

    Olaver

    Emlyn Olaver is the director of Olaver, a Melbourne-based practice known for residential and commercial work that balances the imperfect and the refined.

    In this episode, Emlyn and Dave discussed:
    The benefits of working on hospitality projects in the early stages of their practice, allowing them to have built work available to publish at a faster rate than typical residential projects.Olaver’s unique approach to photographing residential projects during handover; working with professional photographers to document the project in a raw, imperfect and restrained way.How these Handover images have helped to raise awareness of the practice, through the website and social media, as well as collating them into a print publication, which led to a launch party.Why he believes it’s far better to collaborate with professional creatives, such as graphic designers and photographers, to undertake their work they’re good at, as opposed to trying to do everything himself.The importance of communicating your design values clearly, and how he has developed a clear practice positioning statement over time.If you'd like to learn more about his studio, you can visit olaver.com.au or follow the studio on Instagram at @olaver_architecture.

    Office Talk is hosted by Dave Sharp of Office D.SHARP, a strategic marketing and brand definition practice for architecture. We work collaboratively with clients across the globe. To learn more about our process and book a consultation, simply visit officedavesharp.com.
    Today's episode of Office Talk was edited and engineered by Anthony Richardson of Simple Dwelling Studio.

    • 1 hr
    The Local Project

    The Local Project

    Aidan Anderson is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Local Project, an architecture publication known for celebrating extraordinary design to an inspired community.

    In this episode, Aidan and Dave discussed:
    How The Local Project has evolved from an Instagram page Aidan used to share his favourite architecture and interiors while working as a furniture maker, to a 46-person media company with a category-leading YouTube channel, website, magazine and book.The importance of highlighting the humans behind architecture, ensuring the architect or homeowner is front-and-centre, and how this narrative-driven approach has been key to the success of their well-known project films.Why Aidan believes architectural print is far from dead, and the thinking behind the launch of a magazine that has the qualities of a book, designed to be kept and displayed.What’s next for The Local Project, and why Aidan is excited about the potential for new forms of educational content that teaches the public about the thinking behind great architecture.If you'd like to learn more about the publication, you can visit thelocalproject.com.au or follow them on Instagram at @thelocalproject.

    Office Talk is hosted by Dave Sharp of Office D.SHARP, a strategic marketing and brand definition practice for architecture. We work collaboratively with clients across the globe. To learn more about our process and book a consultation, simply visit officedavesharp.com.
    Today's episode of Office Talk was edited and engineered by Anthony Richardson of Simple Dwelling Studio.

    • 57 min
    Studio Bright

    Studio Bright

    Mel Bright is the director of Studio Bright, a Melbourne-based practice known for creating enduring and responsive architecture for people and place.

    In this episode, Mel and Dave discussed:
    How she has translated her background in civic projects into the studio’s residential work, and the importance of investing in big ideas, even for small projects.The small steps she has taken toward different project typologies, such as social housing, and how she strategically over-invests in projects that have the most potential to lead to similar projects.The importance of creating a healthy and strong workplace environment and the positive impact that has had on staff retention, morale and culture within the practice.The evolution of her Instagram account, from the early days of posting more personal photographs, to her thinking around sticking with one architectural photographer.What work-life balance means to her, and how it has changed as her children have grown up and the fulcrum has shifted.If you'd like to learn more about her studio, you can visit studiobright.com.au or follow the studio on Instagram at @studio__bright.

    Office Talk is hosted by Dave Sharp of Office D.SHARP, a strategic marketing and brand definition practice for architecture. We work collaboratively with clients across the globe. To learn more about our process and book a consultation, simply visit officedavesharp.com.
    Today's episode of Office Talk was edited and engineered by Anthony Richardson of Simple Dwelling Studio.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Panov Scott

    Panov Scott

    Anita Panov and Andrew Scott are the directors of Panov Scott, a Sydney-based practice known for their approach to ethical, sustainable and innovative architecture.

    In this episode, Anita, Andrew and Dave discussed:
    How crafting personalised books about each of their projects has allowed them to form deeper relationships with their clients, better communicate ideas and articulate their values.How being quiet on Instagram doesn’t translate to a quiet practice, and how they have spent the time off social media designing their business to suit their desired lifestyle.The importance of ensuring that the perception of the practice, and how you communicate and engage with the community, is authentic to the personality of the people within the practice.The evolution of architectural photography over their careers, and the photography trends from the early years of their practice they see re-appearing today.If you'd like to learn more about their studio, you can visit panovscott.com.au or follow them on Instagram at @panovscott.

    Office Talk is hosted by Dave Sharp of Office D.SHARP, a strategic marketing and brand definition practice for architecture. We work collaboratively with clients across the globe. To learn more about our process and book a consultation, simply visit officedavesharp.com.
    Today's episode of Office Talk was edited and engineered by Anthony Richardson of Simple Dwelling Studio.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Kennedy Nolan

    Kennedy Nolan

    Patrick Kennedy and Rachel Nolan are the directors of Kennedy Nolan, a Melbourne-based practice known for their approach to built form, contextual response and a close relationship with landscape.

    In this episode, Patrick, Rachel and Dave discussed:
    How they reject the negative associations around following design trends, and instead embrace the idea that their projects are reflective of their time and place, and will eventually date as tastes change.How having a strong workplace culture that encourages having a life outside of architecture gives them the energy and inspiration to come up with new ideas.The important considerations they make about the best way to photograph a project to enter into awards and media, and how to create images that will better communicate ideas to clients.How the strength of their brand has helped them move into larger scale projects such as Nightingale Leftfield and a 16-storey hotel building currently under construction.Why blurring the lines between architecture and interior design has helped their projects to feel more emotionally engaging, both in person and in images.The value of being an active participant in award programs from the very start, and the positive impact winning an award for their first project had on their practice.If you'd like to learn more about their studio, you can visit kennedynolan.com.au or follow them on Instagram at @kennedy_nolan.

    Office Talk is hosted by Dave Sharp of Office D.SHARP, a strategic marketing and brand definition practice for architecture. Our practice works collaboratively with clients across the globe. To learn more about our process and book a consultation to discuss your practice, simply visit officedavesharp.com.
    Today's episode of Office Talk was edited and engineered by Anthony Richardson of Simple Dwelling Studio.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    MA+Co

    MA+Co

    Karen Alcock and Rachael McNally are from MA+Co, a 12-person Melbourne-based practice working on a mix of residential, multi-res and commercial projects.
    In this episode, Karen, Rachael and I discussed:
    How the studio has fostered strong long-term relationships with developers, and their insights on ways architects can play a bigger and more impactful role in the development team.Their approach to finding the balance between development budgets and the enjoyment of future occupants by concentrating on designing low-cost moments of joy into every space.They reflect on their recent rebrand, and discuss the benefits of a website that is highly curated, both in terms of the number of projects presented, and the short memorable messages shown to visitors.How the brand refresh allowed them to look inward, communicate what is important to them as a practice, and gain a professional external perspective on their values and strengths.A close look at their recent Mori House, focusing on how commissioning two photography sessions of the one project allowed them to capture the house in both a raw form, and then as a lived-in home.If you'd like to learn more about their studio, you can visit ma-co.au or follow them on Instagram at @ma_co.au.
    This episode of Office Talk is sponsored by Office D.SHARP, Welcome to Office D.SHARP, a strategic marketing and brand definition practice for architecture. Based in Perth, the practice works collaboratively with clients across the globe. To learn more about our process and book a consultation to discuss your practice, simply visit officedavesharp.com.
    Episode credits: Edited by Anthony Richardson of Simple Dwelling Studio. Engineered by James Ede of Be Heard. Cover illustration by Woshibai. Design by Studio Hi Ho.

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Hyenalinden ,

Brilliant

Thanks Dave Sharp for these unique interviews, they are so helpful and just what Architects need. There are so many podcasts in the interior design space but almost none in the architecture area, let alone of the quality and relevance of this one. Well done. Essential and riveting listening.

Sophleo ,

A gift to our industry

Thank you Dave for bringing design and architecture’s most progressive and exciting thinking out of the studio and into our ears. Your questions and approach inspire an openness from your guests that makes the conversations and shared insights so engaging and applicable - I’ve learnt so much! Thank you

maddy__e ,

Listen up

Absolutely fab podcast - thought provoking, insightful, unbelievably helpful and has a really great way of interviewing & getting interesting responses from the guests.
Love your work Dave!

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