Join UK architect Rion Willard as he interviews successful UK-based architects and designers on the secrets for running a profitable and impactful architecture practice. Learn how to master the game of business from some of the world's leading architects and designers.
140: A Guide to Architecture & Business in the Digital Age with Dale Sinclair
This week, I'm speaking to Dale Sinclair, the Director of Innovation at AECOM, one of the world's largest infrastructure consultancies.
In this episode, we talked a lot about the future of the industry, the innovations that AECOM has been furthering to grow their business. We also looked at the future of construction and the role of the architect within that, and the intersection between new technologies.
139: Development Strategies for Architects with Tomasz Romaniewicz
This week, I'm talking to Tomasz Romaniewicz who is an Associate at Bond Bryan. He's in charge of land regeneration and development.
He commenced his current position at Bond Bryan at around 2017 and has become a specialist with a focus on bridging the gap between the traditional norms of architect and developer. These duties include sourcing development opportunities on and off-market and acting as a lead architect on regeneration projects within the practice.
138: Fees and Negotiation with Peter Farrall and Stephen Brookhouse
This week, I'm speaking to Peter Farrall and Stephen Brookhouse who are co-authors of "Good Practice Guide: Fees," recently published from the RIBA.
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137: Developing the Design District with Matthew Dearlove
This week, I'm speaking to Matthew Dearlove who is the Head of Design of Greenwich Peninsula at Knight Dragon.
In this episode, Matthew discusses his career, how he is able to navigate those conversations between design and business. We also discuss the work behind Design District, how that's been conceived as a major development, and how they've been working with the designers to create a very unique location in London and its metrics for success.
136: Leading a Design-Focused Engineering Practice with Peter Corbett
This week, we meet Peter Corbett who is the Co-Founder, along with David Tasker, of Corbett and Tasker, a design-focused structural engineering practice.
I actually had the good fortune to work with Peter on a number of projects, and I've always been incredibly impressed with their approach, their creativity, their expertise, and the way that they can bring a project together. They really understand the aesthetic and design vision of the architect.
In this episode, Peter and I discuss the growth of Corbett and Tasker. We talk about what it's like to work with architects and how to deal with clients.
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135: Flexibility, Adaptability, & Attitude with Oz Lancaster
This week, I'm talking to Oz Lancaster who's the Founder and Director of Oz Designs, a London-based interior design company.
In this interview, Oz and I discuss how she has grown her business, how she has won those clients and the elements of developing clients into long-lasting relationships that lead to referrals or, as she says, how to tap into the veins of gold.
Excellent business advice for architects with a UK spin.
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