43 episodes

A gifted storyteller communicating the role and value of architecture to a new audience, host Bob Borson uses the experiences acquired over a 25-year career to inform his podcast. It responds to the public's curiosity and common misunderstanding about what architects do and how it is relevant to people's lives, engaging a wide demographic of people in a meaningful way without requiring an understanding of the jargon or knowledge of the history of the profession. With a creative mix of humor and practicality, Borson's stories are informative, engaging, and approachable, using first-person narratives and anecdotes that have introduced transparency into what it really means to be a practicing architect. To learn more about Bob, visit www.lifeofanarchitect.com

Life of an Architect Bob Borson and Andrew Hawkins

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A gifted storyteller communicating the role and value of architecture to a new audience, host Bob Borson uses the experiences acquired over a 25-year career to inform his podcast. It responds to the public's curiosity and common misunderstanding about what architects do and how it is relevant to people's lives, engaging a wide demographic of people in a meaningful way without requiring an understanding of the jargon or knowledge of the history of the profession. With a creative mix of humor and practicality, Borson's stories are informative, engaging, and approachable, using first-person narratives and anecdotes that have introduced transparency into what it really means to be a practicing architect. To learn more about Bob, visit www.lifeofanarchitect.com

    043: Inside the Firm

    043: Inside the Firm

    So you’ve graduated from architecture school and received a university degree in architecture - so what happens next? What exactly does an architect do? What if you don’t want to be a designer, maybe you have interests in how buildings are detailed and built, the selection of materials and finishes, firm management … so many directions you could go and today we are going to talk about a bunch of them and take you Inside the Firm!

    • 58 min
    042: Mentorship

    042: Mentorship

    Finding the right sort of person who can help guide you through various stages of your career can be incredibly valuable and beneficial. Today we are talking about mentorship and what that means, what can make it great, why it doesn’t necessarily work, what you can do so that you might actually benefit from the experience, and what sort of relationship can make a mentor a great fit for you.

    • 59 min
    041: Talking Shop with Omar Gandhi

    041: Talking Shop with Omar Gandhi

    Today we are introducing a new series we are rolling out for the 2020 season of episodes titled “Talking Shop with __________” and we will do around four of these sorts of episodes this year and we decided to come out the gate strong with our first guest - Canadian Architect and Emerging Voice in the architectural community - as well as my friend - Omar Gandhi.

    • 57 min
    040: Changing Jobs

    040: Changing Jobs

    Changing jobs is exciting and terrifying at the same time – particularly if you are making a drastic change wither in the type of work or the size of the firm. Today we are talking about “Changing Jobs” a topic that seems somewhat fitting given that it is the first podcast episode of 2020 and both Andrew and me have changed jobs.

    • 56 min
    Ep 039: The Hypothetical Show

    Ep 039: The Hypothetical Show

    Andrew and I really enjoy answering hypothetical questions as part of each Life of an Architect podcast episode. In our final recording of the year, we are happy to present to you the "Director's Cut" on three of our most favorite Hypothetical questions from 2019, as well as two new questions as our way of saying Thanks for listening to the show this year.

    • 1 hr 41 min
    038: What to Get an Architect for Christmas [2019]

    038: What to Get an Architect for Christmas [2019]

    Buying gifts for Architects can be tough for some people because architects are very specific about the sorts of things they want. This is the 10th consecutive year of "What to Get an Architect for Christmas" and there is something here for every sort of architect.

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

Timhorton7 ,

Episode 40!

This podcast gets a five star “new car smell” rating. Digging the new vibes for a new year. Keep up the great work (and bring back the five star rating outro!).

Varteni ,

Love this!

One of my favourite podcasts cause you know what can be better than two architects talking about anything! The topics are very familiar and interesting. Never regretted a minute listening this. I always wait for the next episode to arrive. Keep rocking!!! And a huge thank you~

Joel Zee ,

Great content!!

I’ve been reading Bob’s blog for many years now and always look forward to the great content. Excited for the new podcast. Highly recommended if you are in he architecture profession or just have an interest in architecture.

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