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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

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    • 4.7 • 122 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

    #197 – Mis-reading it Wrong

    #197 – Mis-reading it Wrong

    We discuss expectations and boundaries around our always-on communication options, and how fragmented and difficult to manage this has all become due to the multitude of options.

    • 23 min
    #196 – Foot In Mouth Disease

    #196 – Foot In Mouth Disease

    What delightful information comes to light when a project team member — hypothetically — thinks they've hung up from a call, but they actually haven't*?

    * not a hypothetical

    • 23 min
    #195 – Wordsmithing the Process

    #195 – Wordsmithing the Process

    Being that it's Veteran's Day in the USA, we discuss war stories from the trenches... both from Cormac's time serving in the Army and from architectural practice. Oh, and don't forget the off-the-shelf, range-extending missile parts.

    • 24 min
    #194 – Ad Nauseam

    #194 – Ad Nauseam

    We discuss current 2d project delivery challenges and opportunities, how application templates aren't one-size-fits-all, reincorporating lessons learned on projects into standards, and how architects are really damn good at dealing with levels of abstraction.

    • 22 min
    #193 – An Extra Helping of Cheddar

    #193 – An Extra Helping of Cheddar

    We discuss how brick and mortar-based architecture firms are dealing with the changing landscape of remote work due to COVID-19 and all the nuance that comes along with it. And Cormac breaks the news that Sean Connery died, so we talk about Bond movies, of course.

    • 18 min
    #192 – Awards Season

    #192 – Awards Season

    Following the last episode's topic of professional 'conference season', we transition into the topic of architectural 'awards season' to discuss the positives and also how they could be so much better.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
122 Ratings

122 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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