100 episodes

An inside look into the field of architecture told from the perspective of individuals that are leading the industry. This motivational series grants unique insight into the making of a successful design career, from humble beginnings to national recognition. Every week, featured guests share their personal highs and lows on their journey to success, that is sure to inspire audiences at all levels of the industry. Listening to their stories will provide a rare blueprint for anyone seeking to advance their career, and elevate their work to the next level.

Design:ED Aaron Prinz

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 103 Ratings

An inside look into the field of architecture told from the perspective of individuals that are leading the industry. This motivational series grants unique insight into the making of a successful design career, from humble beginnings to national recognition. Every week, featured guests share their personal highs and lows on their journey to success, that is sure to inspire audiences at all levels of the industry. Listening to their stories will provide a rare blueprint for anyone seeking to advance their career, and elevate their work to the next level.

    Frank Barkow - Barkow Leibinger

    Frank Barkow - Barkow Leibinger

    Frank Barkow, Partner at Barkow Leibinger, joins the podcast to discuss the opening of Sid Richardson Hall at Rice University, the role of research within their practice and how they incorporate sustainability into their design process

    • 47 min
    Jennifer Luce - LUCE et Studio

    Jennifer Luce - LUCE et Studio

    Jennifer Luce, Founder of LUCE et Studio, joins the podcast to discuss designing within the context of Southern California, the importance of small architectural details, and the emphasis of art and collaboration in her design process

    • 39 min
    Melodie Yashar - ICON

    Melodie Yashar - ICON

    Melodie Yashar, Director of Building Design and Performance for ICON, joins the podcast to discuss the process of 3D printing inhabitable structures, how this technology can be used for social change and how ICON is advancing what is possible with 3D printed architecture

    • 37 min
    Kai-Uwe Bergmann - BIG

    Kai-Uwe Bergmann - BIG

    Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) Partner, Kai-Uwe Bergmann, joins the podcast to discuss how building in outer space can influence how we design on Earth, how fatherhood has impacted his view on design, and the firm’s dedication to sustainability through projects like the Dryline

    • 40 min
    Kirsten Ring Murray - Olson Kundig

    Kirsten Ring Murray - Olson Kundig

    Olson Kundig Principal/Owner, Kirsten Ring Murray, joins the podcast to discuss the role of mentorship within the firm, designing within an urban context, and how she grew her career over 32 years at Olson Kundig

    • 56 min
    Reinier de Graaf - OMA

    Reinier de Graaf - OMA

    OMA Partner, Reinier de Graaf, joins the podcast to discuss his new novel ‘Masterplan’, his work with OMA’s think tank AMO and his 25-year career with OMA

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

Iggy $malls ,

Great podcast, audio needs work

Great podcast that I frequently listen to!

Please bump up that audio of your guests tho, it’s tough to hear them on the road.

Libster66 ,

Great learning but speak up

I’ve gone through a number of these and find them really interesting, especially learning from the experienced architects. However the interviewer is not always speaking into the mic or lowers his voice/swallows words so I cannot hear. Please fix this so I can resume listening.

Raymoondoo ,

Can’t wait to see how this grows

I was surprised to find out that, design: ED this architectural topical podcast was not only thought provoking but also personal. It’s a bit of an insight to the way head designers at top architecture firms work. But more importantly, Aaron the hosts tries to find what is rooted in each of his interviewed designers, that is their motive. While not every interviewee is so receptive to this inspection of there past. The interviews that do matter are quite responsive. If not it’s worth nothing more then to be reminded that the path to greatness in the architecture community is not always an easy one.

I give this 5 stars as architecture is hard to listen to in general. But here Aaron does a good job of making his conversations entertaining and insightful.

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