100 episodes

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.

Business of Architecture Podcast Enoch Bartlett Sears

    • Design
    • 4.8, 156 Ratings

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.

    324: Bootstrapping an Architecture Firm with Darguin Fortuna

    324: Bootstrapping an Architecture Firm with Darguin Fortuna

    Today we speak with Darguin Fortuna, a young architect and co-founder of Flow Design Studio based out of Salem, MA.

    Darguin has been a long-time listener of the podcast, and said that this show helped him make the jump into entrepreneurship as a firm owner.

    Listen in as Darguin Fortuna shares the story of how he started his firm, and grew it to a team of seven in just a few years.

    • 44 min
    323: The Psychology of Results with Michelle Lynne

    323: The Psychology of Results with Michelle Lynne

    Today is the second half of my interview with interior designer Michelle Lynne of ML Interiors Group.

    Tony Robbins is famous for saying that success is 20% mechanics and 80% psychology. When I first heard that, I wondered, what is he talking about? What does he mean by psychology?

    Well, that's what you'll discover today - how your psychology influences your results - whether you are a firm owner now, you plan to one day have your own firm, or you're currently working for someone else.

    • 19 min
    322: Using Process to Free Yourself Up with Michelle Lynne

    322: Using Process to Free Yourself Up with Michelle Lynne

    Today you'll hear from accomplished Interior Designer Michelle Lynne. I enjoyed this conversation because Michelle isn't just a designer, she's built the business so it suits her life.

    She runs an online course teaching other interior designers how to structure their firm for maximum freedom and profit.

    In this interview you'll discover how to use processes in your business to free you up.

    To know more about Michelle and her work, visit at https://www.designedforthecreativemind.com/architecture

    • 23 min
    321: Developing a Small Mixed-Use Project

    321: Developing a Small Mixed-Use Project

    Back in 2018, on episode 201, you'll remember I spoke with Alex Gore and Lance Cayko, founders of the architecture firm F9 Productions, about a multi-unit, mixed use project they were planning on developing.

    They recently sold the last unit on that project and they reached out to me to share the update on how the project turned out.

    Alex and Lance also host the popular Inside the Firm podcast revealing the behind the scenes of how they started and operate their architecture firm. Go check it out!

    • 1 hr 29 min
    320: Developing Small Projects with Cady Chintis

    320: Developing Small Projects with Cady Chintis

    Joining us is architect Cady Chintis, co-founder of WC Studio based out of Tacoma, Washington.

    Just out of school Cady and her partner John Wolters bought a building in Chicago that they rehabbed and sold at a profit. They used the proceeds from that sale to start up a practice in Tacoma and launch more development projects.

    Cady also talks about the "missing middle" multi-family project type, and the potential these kinds of projects have fill a gap in our urban stock.

    • 41 min
    319: Choosing Architecture with Thomas Wall

    319: Choosing Architecture with Thomas Wall

    Today's guest is Thomas Wall, an owner of Mitchell Wall Architecture and Design based in St. Louis, Mo.

    The firm's work has been awarded numerous awards, and in 2017, Tom was listed as one of St. Louis's 5 under 40.

    In today's episode, you'll hear how Tom bounced back from dark days and found his place in architecture. You'll be moved, touched and inspired.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
156 Ratings

156 Ratings

Joewnage ,

Best podcast for Architectural entrepreneurs!

I am currently a junior partner at my firm and have been dreaming of starting-up my own gig. This podcast has helped me confirm my knowledge on the little that I know about managing a firm, and has also helped shed some light on the areas that are still a little grey to me. I have been able to put a lot of the lessons in motion at my current firm, but I am really excited to put them in full effect once I have my own.

Form64 ,

Tech issues

Good topics and guests with some fundamentals most forget about. Only issue I have is the terrible, muffled sound of the interviewee. It’s obvious these interviews are not recorded using the best technology and some are so hard to hear what they are saying, I just skip the remaining episode.

NWA Twigs ,

Very Informative

This podcast is very informative and practical. Favorite episode is with Carl Turner, he is now one of my design heroes! Thanks for introducing me to so many practitioners doing great work. This podcast helped inspire me to get into architecture after not being able to after college. Thanks Enoch! You are doing a great service to the architecture community! I wish you all the best!

Top Podcasts In Design

Listeners Also Subscribed To