118 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 • 288 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

    Architectural Interns

    Architectural Interns

    Getting a job as an architectural intern is important, it is critical to gain an understanding of what type of firm and what sort of projects you will want to work on as a practicing architect. Welcome to Episode 118: Architectural Interns.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Graphic Matters

    Graphic Matters

    Architects still communicate their designs through the use of graphics – and there are a lot of techniques that are up for consideration ... these are Graphic Matters.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Workaholic

    Workaholic

    Does the architectural profession expect more time out of its employees compared to any other highly educated service provider? Architects do seem to romanticize the amount of time and effort that goes into our craft, but are we actually a workaholic?

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Art of Getting it Wrong

    The Art of Getting it Wrong

    Architecture is not a trade, it’s a craft … and since this suggests that time and evolution are a consideration to development, it also suggests that architects don’t always get it right. Today we are discussing Architects and "The Art of Getting it Wrong"

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Holiday Gift Guide for Architects (2022)

    Holiday Gift Guide for Architects (2022)

    For the 13th consecutive year, Life of an Architect presents THE definitive holiday gift guide for architects.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    An Architect's Office

    An Architect's Office

    The design of an Architect's office presents a unique opportunity to address design culture while providing an opportunity to show off your creative side.

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
288 Ratings

288 Ratings

Jonny Texan ,

Modivated to continue

2 years ago I was losing motivation toward my skill in designing and thought about doing something different til I stumbled upon this podcast I checked mr bob’s work on IG and since then I started to follow him and listen to his podcast’s, great work!

Stevenbrando ,

Best architectural podcast. one criticism:

Isolating two host voices on two separate audio tracks makes it irritating to listen to with headphones. Stereophonic hearing is really important to comprehension, so hearing one person in one ear and one voice in the other ear hinders comprehension.

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!

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