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Think Big is for anyone working in or interested in architecture and its various disciplines who want to take their English language skills to the next level.

Built design disciplines transcend many disciplines, so to think like an architect, we need to explore the intersections. Think Big is so much more than just learning the technical teems or the names of houses, buildings or landscapes. We explore all the topics related to architecture, communication and culture to help you improve your English at the same time.

Think Big - English for Architects with Tara Cull Tara Cull

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Think Big is for anyone working in or interested in architecture and its various disciplines who want to take their English language skills to the next level.

Built design disciplines transcend many disciplines, so to think like an architect, we need to explore the intersections. Think Big is so much more than just learning the technical teems or the names of houses, buildings or landscapes. We explore all the topics related to architecture, communication and culture to help you improve your English at the same time.

    6. Adopting an Efficiency First Approach to Sustainable Building Design with James Goodlet

    6. Adopting an Efficiency First Approach to Sustainable Building Design with James Goodlet

    In today's episode of Think Big, I speak to Australian building designer James Goodlet from Altereco in Melbourne, Australia. I'm currently working with him and his team to design, document and execute the landscape design for two of Altereco's projects, so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to take advantage of this and share more with you about what they do.

    James founded Altereco Design in 2006 and has grown and led his practice through 12 years of building and design services. In today's episode, I wanted to know from James how he works with the client to educate them and communicate ideas about sustainability and what it means to take an 'efficiency first' approach to building design. 

    We also discuss:

    ✨ What Passivhaus is and how he uses it as a tool

    ✨ How he communicates responsible design choices to the client and what's most important 

    ✨ Some of the challenges he faces in his projects

    ✨ Altereco's design process 

    ✨ The types of materials Altereco uses 

    ✨ Different drawing apps and software programs he uses


    At the end of the episode, I also ask James to give his top tips to young architects and designers, and he gave some excellent advice about cover letters and applying for practices that share your common values. I think this is particularly relevant when you're applying for a practice like Altereco who have done a lot of work to understand their values and what they stand for.


    Altereco Design 

    Website - https://www.altereco.net.au/ 

    Blog - https://www.altereco.net.au/blog-post 

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/alterecodesign/ 



    Books & Resources 

     💻Design Matters


    📱iPad apps 

    Concepts

    Morpholio Trace


    Recommended episodes: 

    Episode 3: How to use storytelling to connect to your clients - Fiona Dunin, FMD Architects

    https://www.archienglish.com/post/how-to-use-storytelling-to-connect-to-your-clients-with-fiona-dunin-fmd-architects

    Episode 1: How to Build Your English Confidence: for Architects and Built Design Professionals

    https://www.archienglish.com/post/how-to-build-your-english-confidence-for-architects-and-built-design-professionals 

    ✨ Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/archienglishteacher

    ✨ Connect with me on LinkedIn Tara Cull



    ✨ Extended Show Notes and Full Transcript:

    https://www.archienglish.com/post/adopting-an-efficiency-first-approach-to-sustainable-building-design-with-james-goodlet

    Ready to take action to speak up and share your voice? 

    Ready to start making a BIG impact on your English & building the architecture career you want?  

    You know it's time to make a change, and you've got to start somewhere. In the evaluation and action plan, you will get my best tips, so you stop the self-doubt and start taking action now.

    Take me to the action plan.

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    5. How to Develop Your Intercultural Awareness to Communicate More Effectively Across Cultures

    5. How to Develop Your Intercultural Awareness to Communicate More Effectively Across Cultures

    In this episode, I spoke to Vanessa Paisley who is an experienced Global Competence, relocation and repatriation trainer and coach. She supports people in the process of moving countries, creating a space where they can discover and live their lives to the full, gaining the maximum potential out of the enriching adventure both abroad and back home.

    I wanted to know more about her own personal experiences with overcoming culture shock and how she helps people to develop their intercultural competences to work across and within different cultures. She has a blog where she shares a lot of very useful information around these themes. 

    Vanessa's contact details: 


    Blog - Helping non-native speakers of English to communicate effectively across cultures.  

    Vanessa Paisley LinkedIn 

    Paisley communication Instagram  



    Want to do The International Profiler evaluation with Vanessa? 

    Get in contact with Vanessa on LinkedIn or her website. 



    We discuss:

    ✨ Culture shock and reverse culture shock & ways to adapt  

    ✨ Why we both love teaching languages in context 

    ✨ Intercultural Communication and why it matters when you're working across cultures 

    ✨ The International Profiler and 5 Competences you can develop to improve your communication skills 

    In episode 4 I discussed some vocabulary we used in the episode especially phrasal verbs and expressions. 



    Books & Resources 

    📚 The Culture Map, Erin Meyer 

    📚 No Rules Rules, Erin Meyer and Reed Hastings 

    💻 The International Profiler - https://portal.worldwork.global/international-profiler/ 



    Recommended episodes: 

    Episode 4 : 3 Easy Ways You Can Learn Phrasal Verbs and Expressions More Efficiently 

    https://www.archienglish.com/post/3-easy-ways-you-can-learn-phrasal-verbs-and-expressions-more-efficiently 

    Episode 1: How to Build Your English Confidence: for Architects and Built Design Professionals

    https://www.archienglish.com/post/how-to-build-your-english-confidence-for-architects-and-built-design-professionals



    ✨ Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/archienglishteacher

    ✨ Connect with me on LinkedIn Tara Cull



    ✨ Extended Show Notes and Full Transcript:

    https://www.archienglish.com/post/how-to-develop-your-intercultural-awareness-to-communicate-more-effectively-across-cultures 


    Ready to take action to speak up and share your voice? 

    Ready to start making a BIG impact on your English & building the architecture career you want?  

    You know it's time to make a change and you've got to start somewhere. In the evaluation and action plan, you will get my best tips so you stop the self-doubt and start taking action now.

    Take me to the action plan

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    4. 3 Easy Ways You Can Learn Phrasal Verbs and Expressions More Efficiently

    4. 3 Easy Ways You Can Learn Phrasal Verbs and Expressions More Efficiently

    In this short episode, I wanted to briefly discuss how you can learn phrasal verbs and expressions more efficiently using some examples from my conversation with Vanessa Paisley in Episode 5.  In this episode, I discuss some phrasal verbs and expressions and you'll then be able to hear them in the context in the next episode: Episode 5. I wanted to take this opportunity to explain in more detail how you can learn expressions and phrasal verbs in context. 

    I discuss: 

    ✨ How to learn expressions and phrasal verbs 

    ✨ How to be brave and clarify if you're not sure 

    ✨ Some example expressions ✨ How sometimes it's not what you say but how you say it 

    ✨ What Neuroscience tells us about attention and how you can use this to focus your learning so it's more efficient and effective. 

    Books and Resources: 

    📚 Livewired, David Eagleman 

    💻 Blog Post: How to Dramatically Improve Your Speaking to Give an Engaging Presentation  

    Recommended episodes: Episode 5: How to Thrive as a Cross Culture Communicator: Overcoming Culture Shock and Communicating More Effectively Across Cultures with Vanessa Paisley 

    https://www.archienglish.com/post/how-to-develop-your-intercultural-awareness-to-communicate-more-effectively-across-cultures 

    Episode 1: How to Build Your English Confidence: for Architects and Built Design Professionals 

    https://www.archienglish.com/post/how-to-build-your-english-confidence-for-architects-and-built-design-professionals 

    ✨ Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/archienglishteacher 

    ✨ Connect with me on LinkedIn Tara Cull 

    ✨ Extended Show Notes and Full Transcript: 

    https://www.archienglish.com/post/3-easy-ways-you-can-learn-phrasal-verbs-and-expressions-more-efficiently 

    Want to Learn More Expressions and Vocabulary in Context? If you feel like you want to understand more about the expressions and language you hear your colleagues using at work or your professors using at university or the people around you using, then you can sign up for the vocabulary email. I send an email each month with examples of phrasal verbs I've heard or used in my real conversations or emails with architects, clients and others in the industry.   Take me to the Signup www.archienglish.com/vocabulary

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    3. How to Use Storytelling to Connect to Your Clients - Fiona Dunin, FMD Architects

    3. How to Use Storytelling to Connect to Your Clients - Fiona Dunin, FMD Architects

    In this episode, I spoke to Australian architect and interior designer Fiona Dunin from FMD Architects about her Melbourne-based practice.

    Fiona is an architect who trained initially as an interior designer. She speaks about how this training has helped her and her practice to hone in on the interior details seeing them as just as necessary as the overall design of spaces.

    In today's episode, I wanted to know more about how Fiona and her team use storytelling in the design process, as it's something that stood out to me as being important to their work.

    We also discuss:

    ✨ Her background in interior design

    ✨ How she feels about 3D modelling and the ways she communicates the design to the client

    ✨ Persuading clients and challenging the brief

    ✨ Working with consultants

    At the end of the episode, I ask Fiona to give her top tips about communication, and I share some expressions you could try when you want to challenge the brief.

    If you would like to find out more about Fiona Dunin and her practice, FMD Architects, you'll find images for all the building we discussed on the episode page as well all on the FMD Architects website.


    ✨ Extended Show Notes and Full Transcript:

    http://www.archienglish.com/post/how-to-use-storytelling-to-connect-to-your-clients-with-fiona-dunin-fmd-architects


    Recommended episodes:

    Episode 1: How to Build Your English Confidence: for Architects and Built Design Professionals

    https://www.archienglish.com/post/how-to-build-your-english-confidence-for-architects-and-built-design-professionals

    Episode 2: What Does it Mean to Think Like an Architect? How to be more innovative & Creative

    https://www.archienglish.com/post/why-its-important-to-know-your-value


    ✨ Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/archienglishteacher

    ✨ Connect with me on LinkedIn Tara Cull

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    2. Why it's Important to Know Your Values & How to Apply Creative, Critical Thinking

    2. Why it's Important to Know Your Values & How to Apply Creative, Critical Thinking

    Knowing what you value is important as a designer but how can we connect to them?  In Episode 2, I mentioned the book - Think Like an Architect by Randy Deutsch and today I'll share 6 important lessons from his book as well as 1 quote of my own to help you think more critically and develop creative and collaborative thinking skills as well as up-levelling your architectural English.   

    I discuss: 

    ✨ Why it's important to be connected to what you value as a designer  

    ✨ 6 quotes from Think Like an Architect, Randy Deutsch 

    ✨ 1 quote from a famous architect that has helped to shape my values  

    ✨ At the end of the episode, I share some examples of metaphors 

    ✨ Extended Show Notes and Full Transcript: https://www.archienglish.com/post/what-does-it-mean-to-think-like-an-architect 



    Recommended episodes:  

    Episode 1: How to Build Your English Confidence: for Architects and Built Design Professionals  

    https://www.archienglish.com/post/how-to-build-your-english-confidence-for-architects-and-built-design-professionals 

    Episode 3: How to use storytelling to connect to your clients - Fiona Dunin, FMD Architects 

    https://www.archienglish.com/post/how-to-use-storytelling-to-connect-to-your-clients-with-fiona-dunin-fmd-architects  



    Books and Resources Mentioned 

    📚 Think Like an Architect, Randy Deutsch   

    📚 The Culture Map, Erin Meyer   

    🎥 Alastair Parvin  Architecture for the People By the People  

    🎥 ArchiMarathon Critical Thinking in Architecture, What, Why and How   

    🎥 Sarah Goldhagen  Metaphors We Live In  



    ✨ Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/archienglishteacher 

    ✨ Connect with me on LinkedIn Tara Cull 



    Ready to take action:  Ready to start making a BIG impact on your English & building the architecture career you want?   You know it's time to make a change and you've got to start somewhere. In the evaluation and action plan, you will get my best tips so you stop the self-doubt and start taking action now. Take me to the action plan

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    1. How to Build Your English Confidence: for Architects and Built Design Professionals

    1. How to Build Your English Confidence: for Architects and Built Design Professionals

    Welcome to Think Big - I'm your host, Tara Cull, Neurolanguage coach®, English teacher, and landscape architect. And I'm bringing all these passions and interests together to help people in the built design profession, who speak English as a second language, to build outstanding communication skills, to help them find their voice and to speak up. In the very first episode of the Think Big Podcast, I explain the podcast project that I've been working on for the last few months, who I am and how you can use the podcast to help you as an architecture professional trying to advance and uplevel your English. I wanted to summarise what you might expect as a listener of the podcast. 

    I discuss: 

    ✨ A little more about me and my story and how I coach architects and built design professionals 

    ✨ The topics we will discuss in future episodes 

    ✨ How you can start by thinking about how your life might be different when the language comes to you more naturally so that you can set realistic priorities 

    ✨ 5 things you can do to be an independent learner; and 

    ✨ We address a dilemma I've come across quite often over the last 18 months of my coaching: 

    ✨ At the end of the episode, I share some expressions with the word place. 


    ✨ Extended Show Notes and Full Transcript Podcast show notes: How to Build Your English Confidence: for Architects and Built Design Professionals (Think Big Ep1) 
    https://www.archienglish.com/post/how-to-build-your-english-confidence-for-architects-and-built-design-professionals

    Recommended Episodes:

    Episode 2: Why it's Important to Know Your Values & How to Apply Creative, Critical Thinking  https://www.archienglish.com/post/why-its-important-to-know-your-values 

    Episode 3: How to use storytelling to connect to your clients - Fiona Dunin, FMD Architects https://www.archienglish.com/post/how-to-use-storytelling-to-connect-to-your-clients-with-fiona-dunin-fmd-architects 

    ✨ Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/archienglishteacher 

    ✨ Connect with me on LinkedIn Tara Cull 



    Ready to take action to speak up and share your voice? 

    Ready to start making a BIG impact on your English & building the architecture career you want? You know it's time to make a change and you've got to start somewhere. In the evaluation and action plan, you will get my best tips so you stop the self-doubt and start taking action now. Take me to the action plan. 

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Bravo Tara ! Tous mes vœux de réussite pour cette nouvelle aventure ! Toujours des réflexions qui font grand sens 🥇
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