The Architect Podcast Network is a production of ARCHITECT, the journal of the American Institute of Architects. Here, we talk with the innovators working at the cutting edge of design, technology, and practice in architecture.
How LMN Bridges Thoughtful Design with Public Infrastructure
In this episode, ARCHITECT contributing editor Ian Volner talks with LMN partner Stephen Van Dyck and principal Scott Crawford on they coupled design thinking with fabrication know-how to create an ethereal landmark for the city of Everett, Washington.
Explore Steven Holl Architects’ New Winter Visual Arts Center
Steven Holl discusses his firm’s recently completed project at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., and reflects on how the COVID-19 pandemic will influence the design of future educational, institutional, and arts spaces.
Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley on the Architecture of Quarantine
Karrie Jacobs interviews the writers about their forthcoming book on the history of quarantine facilities, which they were finishing in March while on lockdown in Los Angeles at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meet SOM's First All-Female Executive Committee
Listen to Skidmore, Owings & Merrill partners Carrie Byles, Laura Ettelman, and Xuan Fu describe their paths to the top of the global firm and their goals during their appointments.
Michael Ford on the Intersection of Hip Hop, Activism, and Architecture
Listen to the founder of the Hip Hop Architecture Camp trace the influence of the cultural movement from Le Corbusier to his personal, ongoing projects.
James Garrett Jr. Hopes George Floyd Is the Final Wake-Up Call Architects Need
Listen to the co-founder of 4RM+ULA, in St. Paul, Minn., detail the impact of systemic racism of black architects, call out the willfully ignorant, and explain the underpinnings of "Minnesota Nice."
This episode references the 2019 NAACP report "The Twin Cities Economic Inclusion Plan." A link to the report can be found in the June 4 Washington Post op-ed "It’s hard to hear ‘Minnesota Nice’ without undertones of irony and despair," by journalist Michele L. Norris.
Read more about Garrett and his three-step process for design firms to take tangible steps toward equitable and inclusive outcomes and the impact of the Twin Cities riots on 4RM+ULA's own projects in "James Garrett Jr. Lists Actions for Architects, Institutions, and Business Owners to Combat Systemic Racism," by ARCHITECT Mind & Matter columnist Blaine Brownell, AIA.
This conversation also references a June 5 online forum organized by AIA Minnesota titled "Response for Damaged Properties in Minneapolis and St. Paul."