77 episodes

A gifted storyteller communicating the role and value of architecture to a new audience, host Bob Borson uses the experiences acquired over a 25-year career to inform his podcast.



A small firm owner, architect, and college design instructor, co-host Andrew Hawkins brings his insight from his 20 years in various roles within the profession.



It responds to the public curiosity and common misunderstanding about what architects do and how it is relevant to people’s lives, engaging a wide demographic of people in a meaningful way without requiring an understanding of the jargon or knowledge of the history of the profession.



With a creative mix of humor and practicality, Borson’s stories are informative, engaging, and approachable, using first-person narratives and anecdotes that have introduced transparency into what it really means to be a practicing architect.



To learn more about Bob, Andrew, and what life is like as an architect, please visit Lifeofanarchitect.com

Life of an Architect Bob Borson and Andrew Hawkins

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 250 Ratings

A gifted storyteller communicating the role and value of architecture to a new audience, host Bob Borson uses the experiences acquired over a 25-year career to inform his podcast.



A small firm owner, architect, and college design instructor, co-host Andrew Hawkins brings his insight from his 20 years in various roles within the profession.



It responds to the public curiosity and common misunderstanding about what architects do and how it is relevant to people’s lives, engaging a wide demographic of people in a meaningful way without requiring an understanding of the jargon or knowledge of the history of the profession.



With a creative mix of humor and practicality, Borson’s stories are informative, engaging, and approachable, using first-person narratives and anecdotes that have introduced transparency into what it really means to be a practicing architect.



To learn more about Bob, Andrew, and what life is like as an architect, please visit Lifeofanarchitect.com

    Design Better

    Design Better

    Most architects design until the drawings leave the office so why is there so much bad architecture out there? We can all aspire to Design Better.

    • 52 min
    Critical Skills of an Architect

    Critical Skills of an Architect

    Here are the top 4 critical skills a person should have to experience success and satisfaction as a practicing architect.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Should Architects Do It All

    Should Architects Do It All

    When developing architectural skills, should you focus on a specific area of expertise or do you attempt to do it all? Ep 075: Should Architects Do It All?

    • 58 min
    Architectural Memories that Matter

    Architectural Memories that Matter

    There are a handful of moments in a person’s professional life that really make an impact, and today we are discussing "Architectural Memories That Matter"

    • 55 min
    Being Your Own Boss

    Being Your Own Boss

    Most architects dream of having their own architectural firm - There are many reasons why this makes sense, but it isn’t the right path for everyone.

    • 59 min
    Architectural Disconnect

    Architectural Disconnect

    We are going to be talking about the fantasy of being an architect versus reality. Welcome to episode 72 “Architectural Disconnect”

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
250 Ratings

250 Ratings

Danismiley ,

Lighthearted + (sometimes) serious!

I started listening to the show about 2 years ago, right after I graduated from architecture school! I was missing the silliness and helpfulness of studio culture, and I think Bob and Andrew do a great job of recreating that environment for listeners like me! Much like architecture, the podcast covers a wide range of topics - architecture school, NCARB test, the workplace, etc... but they also personalize it with their own stories and experiences! Bob even had a whole episode about his home renovation! I think they’re very tuned into what their listeners want, and they always deliver hilarious + thoughtful content!

AllWorkAllPlay ,

Informative, inspirational, and real!

I came to listen to the podcast after an interview Bob Borson recently did with Erin Reinhardt, and have so quickly fallen in love with this show and all the content that comes with it!

One thing I failed to mention in the title is the podcast is also hilarious at times... the fact that ten minutes can be spent debating the “would you rather” of aliens after an episode on sketching that leaves you feeling informed and excited to hear the next episode. A new favorite podcast for the books! Keep it up.

Erikhall77 ,

How we get our start.

In the latest episode with Building Science Fight Club, it was fantastic and quite relevant to hear how people got their start, found their way, and blazed a trail. It is relevant because I am beginning my career in architecture and it was great to hear that we don't need to know everything. Even that we sometimes have no idea what we're doing along the way. Encouraging!

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