The Second Studio is an explicit podcast about design, architecture, and the everyday. Hosted by Architects David Lee and Marina Bourderonnet, the show covers a wide array of subjects with humor and honesty and features a variety of creative professionals in unscripted and more personal conversations.
#215 - Stanley Saitowitz, Principal and Founder of Natoma Architects
This week David and Marina are joined by Architect Stanley Saitowitz to discuss his design philosophy, office, upbringing in South Africa, and education and how he ended up in San Francisco, why the practice of architecture is much more challenging today, how architecture relates to cities, and more. Enjoy!
#214 - Deciphering the Architectural Design "Process" Tips for Designers
This week David and Marina discuss the design process. The two discuss researching, intuition, six different ways to test if an ‘in-progress design’ is good and how it can be bettered (different mediums test, abstraction test, architectural criteria test, development test, conceptual sequence test, and excitement test), why a consistent step-by-step process is problematic, how the design process if viewed differently by designers and non-designers (clients), solving designer’s block, and more.
#213 - Landscape Architecture vs Architecture, A Crossover with Michael Todoran
Crossover! This week David and Marina are joined by Michael Todoran, Host of the Landscape Architecture podcast to discuss Michael's latest project, a film documentary series on landscape architecture in Los Angeles, film equipment, the differences and similarities between landscape architecture and architecture, starting an office, origin stories, and more. Enjoy!
#212 - After Hours: 2020 Gift Shopping, The Charles and Ray Eames Documentary, and Listener Questions
This week David and Marina discuss holiday shopping this year, review the Charles and Ray Eames documentary, and answer questions from listeners: Do you have any advice for getting a job during COVID? (55:38) Do you have any suggestions for those of us starting a career and staying inspired? Do I take a year off, work in a trade/construction, work for a developer, grad school? Also, any suggestions for continuing to learn/grow after school? (01:08:08)
#211 - Winka Dubbeldam, Dutch-American Architect, Chair of Architecture at U. Penn, Founder Archi-Tectonics
This week David and Marina are joined by Winka Dubbeldam, Dutch-American Architect, Chair of Architecture at U. Penn, Founder Archi-Tectonics, to discuss her career, European and American mindsets in architecture, technology in education, comparing architecture to industrial design, the most critical skill an architect should have, and more. Enjoy!
#210 - After Hours: Ugly Buildings, City Development, The Crown
This week David and Marina discuss the diversity of homes in the Sunset district San Francisco, an atrocious building in the neighborhood, buildings that don't fit their context, developer-driven rendering tricks, the identity of cities, understanding city context, core urban architecture principles, upsetting local architects, and Netflix's "The Crown". Enjoy!
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Very helpful podcast!!
Thank you for your tips and point a views. It is very helpful from someone who recently graduated with a Batchelor in Architecture. Thank you for answering my question about finding a job during covid.
Absolutely amazing podcast that sheds light on many topics within both education and professional realms in architecture! Found on Apple podcast and now listening on Spotify! Found them very easily when searching for architecture podcast examples for my own @archmatterspodcast (IG) launching January 2021!
Fun podcast to listen to!
As a student in the design field (Landscape Architecture), I have enjoyed listening to a show that brings on such intriguing guests! Their more casual type podcast leads to very interesting discussions and insights from their guests that come about in a very conversational way! It is always interesting to hear about what everyone in the field is doing and has opened my eyes to new ideas for my future in the LA field! You guys make me feel like I’m sitting in on a conversation with friends which makes the episodes digestible and allows me to enjoy listening!! Keep up the good work! Excited for the new conversations to come in the post-covid design world!