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    Andrew Daley & Danielle Tellez - Architectural Workers United

    Andrew Daley & Danielle Tellez - Architectural Workers United

    In September 2022, the staff and management of Bernheimer Architecture announced that they had organized an architectural union, Architectural Workers United—the first private sector union of architectural professionals in the U.S. In this podcast, Bernheimer architects Andrew Daley and Danielle Tellez explain the success of their campaign, the pros and cons of the process, and the ways in which they see unionizing strengthening the industry and, ultimately, benefiting everyone. And they discuss how unionizing—even in small firms—can better work culture and help firms grow and innovate. Learning objectives: * Describe the process of unionizing for Bernheimer Architecture staff and management.* List some pros and cons Daley and Tellez mention about unionizing in the American workplace.* Explain the ways in which classism plays into attitudes around architecture and unionization.* Discuss some of the misconceptions people have about unionizing in small firms and how Daley and Tellez respond to those concerns.0.50 AIA LU/HSWSpeaker: Aaron Prinz

    • 54 min
    The Benefits of Architectural Collaboration and Competition

    The Benefits of Architectural Collaboration and Competition

    Kevin Daly of Kevin Daly Architects discusses the Houston Endowment project, a collaboration with Mexico City-based firm Productora. The podcast delves into Daly’s evolution from working with architect Frank Gehry to his current position teaching at UCLA. Daly offers his thoughts on how large, competition-driven projects differ from his small-scale residential projects, and discusses the changing landscape of architecture.  Learning objectives:1.   Describe how Kevin Daly views the role of physical models in a modern firm.2.   List some of the key materials used in the Houston Endowment project.3.   Discuss the pros and cons Daly sees in how young architects come to the field.4.   Explain how Daly views the benefits and opportunities of collaborative architecture projects.0.50 AIA LU/HSWSpeaker: Aaron Prinz

    • 43 min
    Creative Design as a Way to Address Community and Public Architecture

    Creative Design as a Way to Address Community and Public Architecture

    In the wake of winning the 2023 AIA Gold Medal, Carol Ross Barney of Ross Barney Architects discusses the design process behind both the Chicago Riverwalk project and the Oklahoma City Federal Building. She explains the importance of design and sustainability in public spheres, the role of mentors, and some of the greatest challenges and learning experiences she’s had in her long, well-renowned career.  Learning objectives:1.   Describe Carol Ross Barney’s philosophy on the importance of design in all projects.2.   List the reasons Barney got involved in the Oklahoma City Federal Building and what she learned from it.3.   Discuss how the two MacDonald’s projects Barney’s firm worked on fit into the work they had done previously in public parks projects.4.   Explain how Barney views collaboration, leadership, and the evolution of women in architecture. 0.50 AIA LU/HSWSpeaker: Aaron Prinz

    • 46 min
    Replicating Desirable Spaces to Scale

    Replicating Desirable Spaces to Scale

    Nabr co-founders Bjarke Ingels, Nick Chim and Roni Bahar join the podcast to discuss the design and development of San Jose’s SoFA One, the changing landscape of the American city, and how the firm aims to provide affordable housing solutions through home ownership. The group discusses how their unique backgrounds play into the solution and discuss their vision for desirable housing that can help create vibrant communities. Learning objectives: 1.    Explain the types of housing issues for which Nabr is trying to solve.2.    Describe how the Nabr lofts address individual distinctiveness despite their standardized building process.3.    Discuss how the model invites collaboration with products from other companies, including emerging product designers.4.    Describe the financing and logarithm aspects of Nabr’s model.  0.50 AIA LU/HSWSpeaker: Aaron Prinz

    • 49 min
    Renovating Art Spaces in Service to Public Experience with Annabelle Selldorf

    Renovating Art Spaces in Service to Public Experience with Annabelle Selldorf

    Annabelle Selldorf, principal at Selldorf Architects, joins the podcast to discuss the process of designing San Diego’s Museum of Contemporary Art, her firm’s work at London National Gallery, and finding her way to architecture through the New York art scene. Throughout this interview, she considers setbacks, proud moments, and the lessons that have helped her navigate the often tricky but rewarding practice of renovating beloved public spaces with a human-centered focus in mind. Learning objectives:1.    Describe Annabelle Selldorf’s philosophy on how she approaches public art projects.2.    Discuss challenges and successes Selldorf faced with the San Diego museum project.3.    Explain her thoughts on how architects experience setbacks.4.    List important lessons she learned that she would advise young architects to consider.0.50 AIA LU/HSWSpeaker: Aaron Prinz 

    • 34 min
    Creating Meaning Through Economy with Marlon Blackwell

    Creating Meaning Through Economy with Marlon Blackwell

    Marlon Blackwell joins the podcast to discuss the design process for the Thaden School in Bentonville, building within the context of Northwest Arkansas, and the impact materiality can have on architecture. He specifically addresses his journey into architecture and discusses the qualities he thinks new architects should keep in mind as they navigate place and space. Learning objectives:1.    Discuss the elements of Ozark architecture utilized by Blackwell.2.    Describe the way Thaden School uses its architectural design to invite education and community.3.    List the pursuits Blackwell believes students of architecture should consider when it comes to projects.4.    Explain how Blackwell has taken setbacks and turned them into successes. 0.50 AIA LU/HSWSpeaker: Aaron Prinz

    • 51 min

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