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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.

    EA565: Carl Gish - The Tech-Driven Home

    EA565: Carl Gish - The Tech-Driven Home

    The Tech-Driven HomeIn this episode, we sit down with Carl Gish, co-founder and co-CEO of Aro Homes, a pioneering company reshaping the housing industry. Aro Homes is on a mission to revolutionize homebuilding through tech-driven solutions, producing fast, efficient, and carbon-negative homes. Carl shares the inspiring origin story of Aro and how the company aims to replace end-of-life homes with environmentally friendly designs that are as beautiful as they are sustainable.
    Discover how Aro Homes is an end-to-end developer, seamlessly managing every step from property acquisition to after-sales support. Learn about their collaboration with renowned architect Olson Kundig to create stunning homes that appeal to both aesthetics and environmental consciousness. Carl elaborates on Aro's scalable, offsite construction model that enables them to build homes more quickly and efficiently while generating more energy than they consume, thereby offsetting carbon emissions from construction.
    We also explore Aro Homes' ambitious plans to expand across multiple U.S. markets, aiming to build 800 to 1000 homes annually. Carl discusses their commitment to addressing affordable housing and offering customization options to meet diverse needs.
    Tune in to hear Carl Gish's unique perspective, drawn from his extensive experience in product development, brand management, and leadership roles at industry giants like Unilever, Amazon, and Dyson.
    This week at EntreArchitect Podcast, The Tech-Driven Home with Carl Gish.
    Connect with Carl at Aro Homes, or follow him on LinkedIn.
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    • 49 min
    EA564: Mike Tadros - How SketchUp Fosters Human-Centric Design

    EA564: Mike Tadros - How SketchUp Fosters Human-Centric Design

    How SketchUp Fosters Human-Centric DesignMike Tadros, Director of Product Management at Trimble and SketchUp, shares his journey from designer to tech leader, discussing how SketchUp has evolved under Trimble to become the leading 3D modeling platform. Explore SketchUp's AI-driven capabilities and VR/AR applications that are revolutionizing the design industry.
    Mike highlights SketchUp's focus on human-centric design, leveraging new technologies to enhance creativity and collaboration. Hear about the impact of the Apple Vision Pro headset and how SketchUp aims to create powerful yet enjoyable tools for designers. Discover the company's commitment to building a more beautiful, sustainable future through innovative software.
    Whether you're an architect, designer, or tech enthusiast, this episode offers valuable insights into the transformative power of technology in design.
    This week at EntreArchitect Podcast, How SketchUp Fosters Human-Centric Design with Mike Tadros.
    Connect with Mike at Trimble and SketchUp, or follow him on LinkedIn.
    Referenced in this EpisodeTrimble Early Engagement Program
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    EA563 Keith Brooks - How To Sell Your Products and Services To Small Firm Architects

    EA563 Keith Brooks - How To Sell Your Products and Services To Small Firm Architects

    How To Sell Your Products and Services To Small Firm ArchitectsIn this episode, Mark chats with Keith Brooks, co-founder of Sloped and owner of kBrooks Design Studio. Keith shares his journey from architecture to carpentry, leading to the creation of Sloped, a platform connecting design firms with SketchUp and Layout professionals. They discuss the challenges small firms face in hiring freelancers and the importance of trust and relationship building.
    Keith highlights the transition from drafting to 3D modeling, the revolutionary potential of layout-ready modeling, and the need for architects to embrace new technologies. With a diverse background in architecture, carpentry, and design, Keith emphasizes that success lies in building strong relationships and continuously learning.
    Tune in to learn how to sell your products and services to small firm architects, leveraging insights on technology adoption, community engagement, and freelancing platforms like Sloped.
    This week at EntreArchitect Podcast, How To Sell Your Products and Services To Small Firm Architects with Keith Brooks.
    Connect with Keith online at Sloped.io, or follow him on LinkedIn and Instagram.
    Referenced in this EpisodeEA464: Keith Brooks – SketchUp Experts
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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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    • 49 min
    EA562: Dries Carmeliet - Creating a Sustainable Knowledge Ecosystem with Acelab

    EA562: Dries Carmeliet - Creating a Sustainable Knowledge Ecosystem with Acelab

    Creating a Sustainable Knowledge Ecosystem with AcelabJoin us in this episode as we explore the innovative mind of Dries Carmeliet, the CPO and Co-founder of AceLab. With a unique perspective shaped by his global experience and academic excellence, Dries shares his journey from practicing architecture in Belgium to revolutionizing the U.S. construction industry.
    AceLab, the platform he co-founded, aims to streamline communication and collaboration among construction stakeholders. Featuring tools like a comprehensive product finder, live chat with experts, and a firm library, AceLab helps architects navigate the complex world of building product selection. Dries' vision is to boost industry efficiency by fostering a culture of knowledge transfer and collaboration.
    Discover how Dries’ approach, inspired by MIT's "Mind and Hand" philosophy, is set to transform construction workflows and create a more sustainable knowledge ecosystem.
    This week at EntreArchitect Podcast, Creating a Sustainable Knowledge Ecosystem with Acelab with Dries Carmeliet.
    Learn more about Dries at Acelab, and connect with him on LinkedIn and Instagram.
    Referenced in this EpisodeEA518: Dries Carmeliet – Acelab
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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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    • 48 min
    EA561: David Clarke - Establishing Your Legacy by Serving the Next Generation of Architects

    EA561: David Clarke - Establishing Your Legacy by Serving the Next Generation of Architects

    Establishing Your Legacy by Serving the Next Generation of ArchitectsWith over 40 years in the architecture profession, David Clarke's journey is a testament to the power of mentorship, leadership, and lifelong learning. From his early passion for design, teaching at universities, and leading three successful architecture firms, to his current work in Southern California, David has always believed in the transformative power of architecture.
    In this podcast, David shares his extensive knowledge gained from diverse experiences in Los Angeles, Scottsdale, Boston, the Caribbean, New Mexico, and Texas. As The Architects’ Coach, he has now shifted his focus to nurturing emerging professionals. Through his new platform, Architects’ Accelerator, David provides invaluable guidance on leadership and project management, crucial skills for those transitioning from entry-level positions to leadership roles.
    Join us to discover how you can establish your legacy by serving the next generation of architects. Gain insights from David's rich career, learn the importance of mentorship, and get inspired to lead with purpose and passion in the ever-evolving field of architecture.
    This week at EntreArchitect Podcast, Establishing Your Legacy by Serving the Next Generation of Architects with David Clarke.
    Learn more about David at Architects’ Accelerator, and connect with him on YouTube, Facebook, 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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    • 54 min
    EA560: Laurie Barkman - A Guide to Business Transitions for Architects

    EA560: Laurie Barkman - A Guide to Business Transitions for Architects

    A Guide to Business Transitions for ArchitectsIn this episode, Laurie Barkman–The Business Transition Sherpa–delves into the critical importance of architects initiating transition planning early in their careers, stressing the immense benefits it offers both financially and personally.
    Drawing from her extensive experience as the former CEO of a $100 million revenue company, Laurie sheds light on the nuances between exit planning, contingency planning, and succession planning, all while emphasizing the significance of adopting a transition mindset. Whether you're a budding architect launching a startup or an established firm owner eyeing the next phase, Laurie offers invaluable insights tailored to every stage of your career trajectory.
    Discover the key factors that elevate the value of architectural firms and gain expert guidance on navigating the labyrinth of finding the perfect buyer for your firm. Laurie's structured approach, honed through years of experience as a mergers and acquisitions advisor, promises a seamless transition process for business owners.
    Don't miss this episode packed with actionable advice and strategic wisdom from Laurie Barkman, as she equips architects with the tools they need to sculpt a prosperous future for their firms.
    This week at EntreArchitect Podcast, A Guide to Business Transitions for Architects with Laurie Barkman.
    Learn more about Laurie at The Business Transition Sherpa, check out her podcast, and connect with her on YouTube, LinkedIn, 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.
    Visit our Platform Sponsors today and thank them for supporting YOU... The EntreArchitect Community of small firm architects.
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
157 Ratings

157 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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