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A biweekly discussion of pressing architecture news and issues, hosted by Paul Petrunia, Donna Sink, and Ken Koense.

Archinect Sessions Paul Petrunia, Donna Sink and Ken Koense

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    • 4.7 • 41 Ratings

A biweekly discussion of pressing architecture news and issues, hosted by Paul Petrunia, Donna Sink, and Ken Koense.

    On Racial Inequality in AEC, with Karen Compton

    On Racial Inequality in AEC, with Karen Compton

    On today’s episode of Archinect Sessions Donna and I are joined by Karen Compton, a Los Angeles-based business consultant, business owner and podcast host. 
    As the Principal at A3K Consulting, Karen oversees a team of professionals to help clients in the AEC industry grow and improve their businesses applying strategy, business planning, education, training and recruitment. Her vodcast, Breaking the Silence of Design, started just 2 months ago, with co-host Gabrielle Bullock, Director of Global Diversity at Perkins & Will Architects, as a platform to address the uncomfortable conversations around race and inequality in the AEC industry.  

    • 1 hr 5 min
    A Conversation with Nathalie Frankowski and Cruz Garcia of WAI Architecture Think Tank

    A Conversation with Nathalie Frankowski and Cruz Garcia of WAI Architecture Think Tank

    On today’s show Donna and I are joined by Cruz Garcia and Nathalie Frankowski of WAI Architecture Think Tank.
    The last time we had Cruz and Nathalie on the podcast was for our Next Up series at the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial. We’ve since also had Cruz on the podcast to discuss the unfortunate changes at Taliesin’s School of Architecture, where Cruz and Nathalie were both visiting teaching fellows. On each of these instances we had a limited time with them to discuss highly specific aspects of their work, so we wanted to have them back on to learn more about their backgrounds, how they met, and what drives their work.
    If you’ve been following them, you’ll know that they recently published a book on their work entitled Narrative Architecture. They’ve also published a powerful anti-racist manifesto on un-making architecture, as the fight for equality pushes forward, propelled by the Black Lives Matter movement.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Conversations with the Architecture Community, Part 6/6

    Conversations with the Architecture Community, Part 6/6

    This is the final installment of Archinect Sessions' six-part series of conversations we've had with architects, designers, and others in the industry. The discussions address the challenges experienced navigating these uncertain times, from the stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus, to the toll it's taken on jobs and the economy.
    Today we share our conversations with Ilya Bourim, an architectural designer working for a developer in the Coachella Valley; Lauren Harris, a BIM Manager in Philadelphia; Dawn Zuber, an architect and small practice owner just outside of Detroit; and Carl Emberger, a Technical Director at a mid-size firm in Philadelphia. 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Archinect Sessions: Conversations with the Architecture Community, Part 5/6

    Archinect Sessions: Conversations with the Architecture Community, Part 5/6

    This is the fifth installment of Archinect Sessions six-part series of conversations we've had with architects, designers, and others in the industry. The discussions address the challenges experienced navigating these uncertain times, from the stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus, to the toll it's taken on jobs and the economy.
    Conversations in this episode include Will Galloway, an architect/firm-owner and educator who has been stuck in Canada, his country of citizenship, while unable to return to Tokyo, his home of residence. We also speak with Sobia Sayeda, an architect in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Dillon Jones, a Portland-based architect who has been sheltering-in-place in California since getting furloughed. 

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Archinect Sessions: Conversations with the Architecture Community, Part 4/6

    Archinect Sessions: Conversations with the Architecture Community, Part 4/6

    This is the fourth part of Archinect Sessions six-part series of conversations we've had with architects, designers, and others in the industry. The discussions address the challenges experienced navigating these uncertain times, from the stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus, to the toll it's taken on jobs and the economy.
    Conversations in this episode include four architects and designers based in New York - Brandt Knapp & Jerome Haferd​ of Brandt : Haferd, Ari​elle Lapp​​​, and Emma Greenberg​.

    • 57 min
    Conversations with the Architecture Community, Part 3/6

    Conversations with the Architecture Community, Part 3/6

    Today we share the third part of Archinect Sessions six-part series of conversations​ we've had with architects, designers, and others in the industry. The discussions address the challenges experienced navigating these uncertain times, from the stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus, to the toll it's taken on jobs​ and the economy​.
    Conversations in this episode include Nicolai Kruger​, an architect and illustrator in Portland, Oregon; Charles Pifer​, a practicing architect and teacher of architectural ethics, in Tucson, Arizona; and Michele Grace Hottel​, an architect/sole-proprietor in La Mesa, California​.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

dan_spilman ,

Perfect for sleep deprived architecture students

I’m a graduate student pursuing my M.Arch at Woodbury University in Los Angeles. I just recently started listening to this podcast while I’m modeling/drafting/driving etc. Its a great resource for staying up to date on lots of things happening in the architecture community, such as current projects/awards, changes in NCARB & AIA, and general hot topics. As a student, its definitely given me current event topics to add to discussions in school. The interviews are especially great when they have people such as Tom Mayne and Bjarke Ingals (two of my favorites). Highly recommend!

ohshi ,

GREAT!!!

Excellent podcast. I totally disagree in regards to 'skipping' the beginning of the podcast relating to the 'how was your weekend' 'segment' (the assortment of information from the hosts personal activities is informative and actually architecture related therefore it is NOT a waste of time).
Each episode is like a course in contemporary architecture (with the show notes being the class syllabus).
The podcast has a very local raw feel to it, do not want a very impersonal canned NPR feeling podcast, that's the type of bland style that would come from the AIA.

shawninsantafe ,

a great window into the profession!

This new podcast is a great window into the profession. Something we desperately need. The hosts cut to the heart of issues impacting the practice. Great for those of us in architecture and for those who are interested as well. I'm really enjoying listening to everyone without seeing them. Do they wear black and have bold glasses? Probably, but it doesn't matter as we have only their words to judge them on! And so far, their words are wise.

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