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What’s it really like to work in architecture? The hosts of Archispeak know, and they’re here to share real-life experiences. Since 2012 Evan Troxel and Cormac Phalen have been podcasting their brand of real talk on everything from design, tools, and work/life balance to generational differences, mentoring, job hunting and more. Probing questions, revelatory interviews, and unique insights have grown their audience and become a bi-monthly ritual for students and seasoned professionals alike. To join the conversation or learn more about the hosts, visit archispeakpodcast.com

Archispeak Gābl Media // Evan Troxel & Cormac Phalen

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    • 4.7, 117 Ratings

What’s it really like to work in architecture? The hosts of Archispeak know, and they’re here to share real-life experiences. Since 2012 Evan Troxel and Cormac Phalen have been podcasting their brand of real talk on everything from design, tools, and work/life balance to generational differences, mentoring, job hunting and more. Probing questions, revelatory interviews, and unique insights have grown their audience and become a bi-monthly ritual for students and seasoned professionals alike. To join the conversation or learn more about the hosts, visit archispeakpodcast.com

    #175 - Hoarding at the Highest Level

    #175 - Hoarding at the Highest Level

    Evan and Cormac continue to nerd-out and do a deep dive into three buildings. Come along on the journey of experiencing capital "A" architecture during a time when it's practically impossible to do so.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    #174 - Nerding-Out on Architecture

    #174 - Nerding-Out on Architecture

    Evan and Cormac nerd-out and go through a laundry list of great architecture that they've visited, hoping to narrow it down to do a deep dive into one building each in the next episode. Come along on the journey of experiencing capital "A" architecture during a time when it's practically impossible to do so.

    • 1 hr 45 min
    #173 - #blackouttuesday

    #173 - #blackouttuesday

    #blackouttuesday

    • 20 min
    #172 - The Design of Art

    #172 - The Design of Art

    Evan and Cormac discuss an episode of Netflix's docuseries Abstract: The Art of Design that focused on Olafur Eliasson's philosophy, process, and work, and relate that to what we do in architecture.

    • 1 hr 46 min
    #171 - Resting Architect Face

    #171 - Resting Architect Face

    Picking up from some cues in the last episode, we talk about the Eames' movie The Powers of Ten, a design studio Cormac is participating in at Auburn, good communication skills, the power of the diagram, putting construction on display, and more.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    #170 - Guerilla Architecture

    #170 - Guerilla Architecture

    In this episode, we follow up on the homework assignment and watch the Citizen Architect movie... because, what else do you have to do?

    We also welcome a special guest, Cormac's longtime-friend from architecture school Steven Hoffman, who was not only in the movie about the Rural Studio but was also a student and instructor there.

    • 1 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
117 Ratings

117 Ratings

MoTheReviewer ,

I listened to 11 episodes today alone

I discovered this show a couple weeks ago and fell in love. As an aspiring architect in college, this is very encouraging and helpful in practical way as well. It’s simply a few guys talking about architecture and life as an architect and it is so enjoyable.
It makes data entry and scanning documents a lot more interesting when you’ve got this in your ears!! I have also baked 2 pies to this, and listened during work commutes.
Please please bless yourself and listen to this podcast, you won’t regret it!

Sbadg ,

Eye-opening in the best ways!

You guys bring so much to the table, especially for students like myself. Some things you touch on, such as the lack of exposure to budgeting constraints in studio courses, have become talking points between students and faculty concerning our design programs. Great content, great dialog—keep it up!

Brandon Benzing AIA ,

Architect

Just started to listen in the past 6 months and have really enjoyed the insightful conversations. Thanks.

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