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Architect Mark R. LePage explores the business of architecture, firm leadership and the everyday life of an architect. From Gābl Media, EntreArchitect Podcast features weekly interviews with inspiring, passionate people who share their knowledge and expertise... all to help you build a better business as a small firm entrepreneur architect. Proven business strategies for architects, including financial management, profit, marketing, sales, productivity, and planning.

EntreArchitect Podcast with Mark R. LePage EntreArchitect // Gābl Media

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Architect Mark R. LePage explores the business of architecture, firm leadership and the everyday life of an architect. From Gābl Media, EntreArchitect Podcast features weekly interviews with inspiring, passionate people who share their knowledge and expertise... all to help you build a better business as a small firm entrepreneur architect. Proven business strategies for architects, including financial management, profit, marketing, sales, productivity, and planning.

    EA549: Daphne Romani - Sharing Your Knowledge to Benefit the Next Generation of Entrepreneur Architects (Rchitected)

    EA549: Daphne Romani - Sharing Your Knowledge to Benefit the Next Generation of Entrepreneur Architects (Rchitected)

    Sharing Your Knowledge to Benefit the Next Generation of Entrepreneur Architects (Rchitected)Join us as we delve into the journey of Daphne Romani, a seasoned architect with over 25 years of experience. From her roots in Italy to establishing her own practice, Daphne shares insights into her evolution within the field and her newfound focus on nurturing the next wave of architectural talent.
    Discover the challenges young architects encounter as they transition from academia to the professional realm and the crucial role mentorship plays in bridging this gap. Daphne introduces us to her innovative platform, Rchitected, designed to equip budding architects with the essential skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the industry.
    Tune in as Daphne outlines her vision for expanding Architected to support staff growth and provide invaluable practice management guidance. With a firm belief in laying a robust foundation for future success, Daphne's passion for empowering emerging architects shines through as she shares her wealth of experience and insights. Join us for an enlightening discussion on the importance of mentorship, skill development, and creating pathways for the next generation of entrepreneurial architects.
    This week at EntreArchitect Podcast, Sharing Your Knowledge to Benefit the Next Generation of Entrepreneur Architects (Rchitected) with Daphne Romani.
    Connect with Daphne online at Rchitected, or follow her on LinkedIn.
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    • 27 min
    EA548: Eran Chen - Solving the Urban Crisis Through Fractal Porosity (D.C. Greenways)

    EA548: Eran Chen - Solving the Urban Crisis Through Fractal Porosity (D.C. Greenways)

    Solving the Urban Crisis Through Fractal Porosity (D.C. Greenways)Eran Chen, the visionary founder of ODA Architecture, traces his architectural journey from his upbringing in Israel to his impactful presence in New York City. Inspired by childhood memories, such as the quaint courtyards of his neighborhood, Eran's designs reflect a deep understanding of human interaction with space. He established ODA in 2007 and quickly rose to prominence with groundbreaking designs marked by fractal porosity, a concept central to the firm's urban design ethos.
    Eran's career boasts over 50 completed projects within a decade, earning him recognition from prestigious organizations like the AIA. His innovative designs, including the renovation of Rotterdam's former Postkantoor and the transformation of a parking garage into a vibrant public space in Buenos Aires, illustrate his commitment to redefining urban landscapes. Through guest lectures and academic roles at Columbia University and New York University, Eran shares his expertise and influences the next generation of architects.
    In this conversation, Eran underscores the significance of seizing opportunities and embracing decisions with confidence, emphasizing how small assignments can lead to substantial growth. He announces the release of his new book, which not only showcases ODA's recent work but also narrates their journey, inspiring appreciation for his transformative impact on the architectural world.
    This week at EntreArchitect Podcast, Solving the Urban Crisis Through Fractal Porosity (D.C. Greenways) with Eran Chen.
    Connect with Eran online at ODA, check out the D.C. Greenways project, or follow him on LinkedIn.
    Referenced in this EpisodeODA: Office of Design and Architecture by Eran Chen, Paul Goldberger [book]
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    ARCAT.com is much more than a product catalog, with CAD, BIM, and specifications created in collaboration with manufacturers. ARCAT.com also offers LEED data, continuing education resources, newsletters, and the Detailed podcast. Visit https://ARCAT.com to learn more.
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    Mentioned in this episode:
    CoDesign
    Gabl CES
    CVG

    • 54 min
    EA547: Evan Troxel - Architects and Change: How to Develop an Innovation Plan for Your Architecture Firm

    EA547: Evan Troxel - Architects and Change: How to Develop an Innovation Plan for Your Architecture Firm

    Architects and Change: How to Develop an Innovation Plan for Your Architecture FirmJoin Mark and Evan as they explore the evolving landscape of the architectural profession in the face of technological advancements. In this enlightening conversation, Evan draws from his extensive experience in both practice and education to shed light on the imperative for architects to embrace change and cultivate a culture of innovation within their firms.
    Evan and Mark discuss the gradual integration of technology within architecture, stressing the necessity for architects to adapt to new tools and processes to remain competitive. They underscore the pivotal role of leadership in driving this transformative journey and emphasize the need for architects to harness their human skills in tandem with technology.
    As Evan paints a visionary picture of the future, listeners will gain insights into the integration of AI into every facet of architecture, from design to construction. Through engaging dialogue, Evan champions the idea that architects' true value lies in their ability to craft experiences and environments that positively impact society.
    Listeners are encouraged to envision a future where embracing technology is not just an option but a necessity for success. Evan shares practical strategies for firms of all sizes to start experimenting with AI tools and pave the way for a brighter future in the architectural realm.
    Join Evan Troxel, a renowned architect, educator, and technology aficionado, as he navigates the ever-evolving landscape of architecture, inspiring listeners to embark on their journey of innovation and change. Tune in for an insightful exploration into the future of architecture, where adaptability and forward-thinking pave the path to lasting relevance and success.
    This week at EntreArchitect Podcast, Architects and Change: How to Develop an Innovation Plan for Your Architecture Firm with Evan Troxel.
    Connect with Evan online at TRXL.co. Check out the podcast at ArchispeakPodcast.com, or follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
    Referenced in this EpisodeEA321: The Digital Practice with Architect Futurist Evan Troxel [Podcast]
    EA135: Hacking Your Life for ARE Success and Beyond with Architect Evan Troxel [Podcast]
    Please visit Our Platform SponsorsGo to https://betterhelp.com/architect for 10% off your first month of therapy with BetterHelp and get matched with a therapist who will listen and help. Thank you to our sponsor BetterHelp for supporting our community of small firm entrepreneur architects.
    ARCAT.com is much more than a product catalog, with CAD, BIM, and specifications created in collaboration with manufacturers. ARCAT.com also offers LEED data, continuing education resources, newsletters, and the Detailed podcast. Visit https://ARCAT.com to learn more.
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    • 57 min
    EA546: Leo MacLeod - Attract and Retain Thriving Employees with Coaching and Mentoring

    EA546: Leo MacLeod - Attract and Retain Thriving Employees with Coaching and Mentoring

    Attract and Retain Thriving Employees with Coaching and MentoringLeo MacLeod is a seasoned content and practice expert with a focus on leadership, coaching, and mentoring, particularly within the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) industry.
    The author of 'Coaching and Mentoring for Dummies' and 'From the Ground Up: Stories and Lessons from Architects and Engineers Who Learned to Be Leaders,' brings a wealth of knowledge to our discussion. Beyond his professional expertise, Leo shares his passion for playing the ukulele and baking pies when he's not engaged in coaching activities.
    During this conversation, Leo sheds light on the crucial role coaching and mentoring play in the architecture industry. He articulates the differences between coaching and mentoring and unveils how these practices can be instrumental in developing leadership skills and providing valuable support to employees. Leo goes beyond theory, offering practical advice on initiating coaching relationships, providing effective feedback, establishing accountability, and navigating generational differences within the workplace.
    Throughout the episode, Leo underscores the significance of building genuine relationships and expressing care for employees. He leaves listeners with a key takeaway: coaching and mentoring are not just beneficial but absolutely essential for fostering successful businesses and retaining a pool of talented and thriving employees.
    This week at EntreArchitect Podcast, Attract and Retain Thriving Employees with Coaching and Mentoring with Leo MacLeod.
    Connect with Leo online at LeoMacLeod, or find him on LinkedIn.
    Referenced in this EpisodeFrom the Ground Up: Stories and Lessons from Architects and Engineers Who Learned to Be Leaders by Leo MacLeod [book]
    Coaching and Mentoring For Dummies Paperback by Marty Brounstein [book]
    EA486: Leo MacLeod – Lessons in Leadership From the Ground Up [podcast]
    Please visit Our Platform SponsorsGo to https://betterhelp.com/architect for 10% off your first month of therapy with BetterHelp and get matched with a therapist who will listen and help. Thank you to our sponsor BetterHelp for supporting our community of small firm entrepreneur architects.
    ARCAT.com is much more than a product catalog, with CAD, BIM, and specifications created in collaboration with manufacturers. ARCAT.com also offers LEED data, continuing education resources, newsletters, and the Detailed podcast. Visit https://ARCAT.com to learn more.
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    Mentioned in this episode:
    CVG
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    • 42 min
    EA545: Henry Gao - iPad Hand Drawing Workflow for Architects

    EA545: Henry Gao - iPad Hand Drawing Workflow for Architects

    iPad Hand Drawing Workflow for ArchitectsExplore the world of design and creativity with Henry Gao, a multifaceted San Francisco-based professional. As a home designer, illustrator, artist, photographer, and online educator, Henry is on a mission to revolutionize the way architects and interior designers approach their craft.
    Since 2016, Henry has been at the forefront of developing a groundbreaking process that liberates professionals from traditional office constraints. His expertise lies in empowering individuals to enhance their drawing skills, design more efficiently, and unleash their creativity—all through the medium of the iPad.
    In this episode, Henry shares his journey from working for a firm to becoming an entrepreneur. He delves into the challenges of entrepreneurship and emphasizes the importance of establishing a strong online presence. Discover how Henry seamlessly integrates traditional methods with modern technology, considering the iPad as an extension of his pen and paper roots. He advocates for embracing new possibilities and fostering a direct, intuitive design process where the mind, hand, pencil, and iPad seamlessly intertwine.
    Whether you're an architect, interior designer, or simply someone passionate about design, Henry Gao provides valuable insights. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of the transition to a digital workflow, with Henry offering free resources and software recommendations for those interested in incorporating the iPad into their creative journey.
    This week at EntreArchitect Podcast, iPad Hand Drawing Workflow for Architects with Henry Gao.
    Connect with Henry online at Henry Gao, check out his free resources, and find him on Youtube and Instagram.
    Please visit Our Platform SponsorsGo to https://betterhelp.com/architect for 10% off your first month of therapy with BetterHelp and get matched with a therapist who will listen and help. Thank you to our sponsor BetterHelp for supporting our community of small firm entrepreneur architects.
    ARCAT.com is much more than a product catalog, with CAD, BIM, and specifications created in collaboration with manufacturers. ARCAT.com also offers LEED data, continuing education resources, newsletters, and the Detailed podcast. Visit https://ARCAT.com to learn more.
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    Mentioned in this episode:
    CVG
    Gabl CES
    CoDesign

    • 48 min
    EA544: Greg Alexander - How to Grow, Scale and Exit Your Architecture Firm

    EA544: Greg Alexander - How to Grow, Scale and Exit Your Architecture Firm

    How to Grow, Scale and Exit Your Architecture FirmIn this episode, Greg Alexander, Founder of Collective 54, and Mark R. LePage, industry expert and seasoned entrepreneur, join forces to guide you through the journey of growing, scaling, and exiting your architecture firm.
    Greg, a pioneer in the field, founded Collective 54, the first mastermind community dedicated to empowering professional services firms. With a track record of starting, scaling, and selling a consulting firm for nine figures, Greg brings a wealth of experience to the table. Greg and Mark dive into the insights from Greg's best-selling book, "The Boutique: How to Start, Scale, and Sell a Professional Service Firm," offering a blueprint for success in the architecture industry.
    This week at EntreArchitect Podcast, How to Grow, Scale and Exit Your Architecture Firm with Greg Alexander.
    Connect with Greg online at Collective 54, and find him on LinkedIn.
    Please visit Our Platform SponsorsGo to https://betterhelp.com/architect for 10% off your first month of therapy with BetterHelp and get matched with a therapist who will listen and help. Thank you to our sponsor BetterHelp for supporting our community of small firm entrepreneur architects.
    ARCAT.com is much more than a product catalog, with CAD, BIM, and specifications created in collaboration with manufacturers. ARCAT.com also offers LEED data, continuing education resources, newsletters, and the Detailed podcast. Visit https://ARCAT.com to learn more.
    Try Gusto free for 90 days. Gusto keeps everything in one place, all online — to help you stay organized, take care of your business, and manage payroll no matter where you are. Learn more at https://gusto.com/architect.
    Visit our Platform Sponsors today and thank them for supporting YOU... The EntreArchitect Community of small firm architects.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    CVG
    Gabl CES
    CoDesign

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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156 Ratings

156 Ratings

JenTracy7 ,

Amazing Show

Amazing show with great content!! Thank you for the insights Mark!

Toby Witte ,

The Architect’s Almanac of Running a Successful Firm

There is not one episode that provides incredibly insightful must-know information that will catapult any architecture firm onto a stronger trajectory. Guaranteed to make you smarter! Every single episode provides a launch pad to a new understanding you need to succeed! EntreArchitect is the one business academy for any architecture company! If you want your architecture firm to succeed - LISTEN!

obacker19 ,

Entertaining, insightful and actionable! 🙌

Whether you’re well established as an architect, or just getting started carving out a profitable niche that’s ready to grow - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Mark does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving firm, and life you can be proud of - with leaders who’ve actually experienced success themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

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