Discover strategies, tips and secrets for running a fun, flexible and profitable architecture practice. The focus here is simple: discussion of ways for architects to create a dream architecture practice: design what you want, when you want, and get paid well for it.
377: Sustainable growth and Business Longevity with Kyle Webb
This week, I'm speaking to Kyle Webb who is the Founder and Principal of KH Webb Architects who are based in Colorado.
Webb Architects was born in 1999 and boasts and an impressive array of innovative designs, many of them getting regional and national recognition.
In this episode, Kyle discusses how he moved from Pittsburg to Cleveland to become based in Colorado and become one of the premier architecture firms in the state.
376: Monuments to Creativity with Eric Clough
This week, I'm speaking to Eric Clough who is the founder of Manhattan-based design firm 212box.
They worked in retail with people like Christian Louboutin, Sergio Rossi, Lego, and Erdos / 1436, and enlisting clients such as the von Furstenberg family and Philip Roth for residential.
In this conversation, Eric goes into a lot of the philosophy and creativity, and how they merged that with the business aspects of 212box.
375: Successful and Transformative Design with LuxySpace
This week, I'm speaking to Christina Kaz and Lilit Devejian, Founders and Principal Designers of LUXYSPACE, an interior design firm based in California with studios in both Fresno and Beverly Hills.
In this interview, we discuss how that process happened, how they worked effectively, and how they developed relationships with high-net-worth individuals, and how they assess whether a client is the wrong or the right fit.
374: The Intersection of Economics and Design with Bee Rarewala
This week, we are speaking with Bee Rarewala who is the Vice President and Director of Corporate Brand Strategy and Communications at CRTKL.
Her role at CRTKL means that she represents the brand at a firm-wide level, and she's seeking to align their message and the message of the business with the marketing strategy, the business goals, and the opportunities for shared initiatives.
373: Slow, Steady, and Deliberate Growth with David Hacin
This week, I am speaking with David Hacin who is the Founding Principal and Creative Director of Hacin + Associates, an interdisciplinary architecture design firm founded in Boston in 1993.
In this interview, we get to see some of the insights that David has accrued in his business experience, how he's cultivating culture, how he has never let go of a member of his staff or a member of his team and the human-centric philosophy that underpins much of the practice's work and culture.
372: The Architect-Developer Relationship with Geoff Ross
This week, I am speaking with Geoff Ross.
Today we look at behind the scenes of how developers work with architects, what makes a successful collaboration, mistakes architects often make when they're trying to find work with developers, and how developers can actually take advantage if they're not properly prepared.
We also speculate on the future of real estate in a post-covid world and the numerous business opportunities that may be presenting themselves to architects.
Business is relationships
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i love this podcast i am 17 years old and am going to be an architect in the future. i would love it if you did a q&a episode about the upbringing and more :)
Your podcast is awesome, thank you so much for doing it and for your dedication to the business of architecture. I get something from every episode that we immediately discuss and implement to some degree. We have had our firm for 17 years and hearing from colleagues who are questioning and pushing the profession is extremely inspiring and helpful! Thank you!