An inside look into the field of architecture told from the perspective of individuals that are leading the industry. This motivational series grants unique insight into the making of a successful design career, from humble beginnings to national recognition. Every week, featured guests share their personal highs and lows on their journey to success, that is sure to inspire audiences at all levels of the industry. Listening to their stories will provide a rare blueprint for anyone seeking to advance their career, and elevate their work to the next level.
Melodie Yashar - ICON
Melodie Yashar, Director of Building Design and Performance for ICON, joins the podcast to discuss the process of 3D printing inhabitable structures, how this technology can be used for social change and how ICON is advancing what is possible with 3D printed architecture
Kai-Uwe Bergmann - BIG
Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) Partner, Kai-Uwe Bergmann, joins the podcast to discuss how building in outer space can influence how we design on Earth, how fatherhood has impacted his view on design, and the firm’s dedication to sustainability through projects like the Dryline
Kirsten Ring Murray - Olson Kundig
Olson Kundig Principal/Owner, Kirsten Ring Murray, joins the podcast to discuss the role of mentorship within the firm, designing within an urban context, and how she grew her career over 32 years at Olson Kundig
Reinier de Graaf - OMA
OMA Partner, Reinier de Graaf, joins the podcast to discuss his new novel ‘Masterplan’, his work with OMA’s think tank AMO and his 25-year career with OMA
Stephen Kieran & James Timberlake - KieranTimberlake
Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake of KieranTimberlake, join the podcast to discuss the influence of working for Venturi, Scott Brown in their own design process, prefabrication in architecture today, and the 40-year history of their firm
The Rebuilding of Paradise California
On November 8th, 2018 the town of Paradise, California fell victim to one of the country's most devastating wildfires with over 153,000 acres burned, 85 deaths, 17 injured, and 18,804 buildings destroyed.
Charles Brooks (rebuildparadise.org), Rouben Mohiuddin (Cal State Chico), and Barry Long (Urban Design Associates) join the podcast to talk about the rebuilding efforts, what can be done to prevent such tragedies and how architects can support communities that have been impacted by similar disasters.