Architecture is where the outer world meets the inner world. Discover the hidden potential of Architecture with Hamza Shaikh as he speaks to extraordinary professionals in the field of design. This podcast is available on audio and video - visit website for more information.
22: Failing to First w/ Shawn Adams
If you are a young professional or student, get ready for some serious motivation. Shawn and I had a heartfelt discussion about failing in university; dealing with obstacles in London, and learning about his journey to working with Bjarke Ingels on a major national project. We uncovered the secret to building your brand from scratch and raising your profile in a difficult profession. Shawn has used his architectural background to start a business in social consultation within the built industry. The POoR Collective is still in its infancy but is already making major moves.
21: Instagram for Architects w/ Fraser Morrison
How do you build an online presence in the field of architecture or design? Is it 'bad' to want 'followers' and 'likes'? What opportunities are architectural influencers getting through social media? How can you balance a full-time architecture job alongside social media content creation? Join us as we talk about the importance of Instagram and social media presence as architectural practitioners.
20: London School of Architecture w/ Will Hunter
How do you start an architecture school from scratch? What changes are coming to architectural education/university and the profession? What is so special about London? Join me and the extraordinarily well-spoken Will Hunter in a deep dive into how he started The London School of Architecture,(LSA) England's first independent school of architecture since the Architectural Association opened in 1847.
19: Excelling at Architecture School w/ Jordan Whitewood-Neal
This episode is unique because of my and Jordan's close relationship and memories. We talked about much of our life in university together and how we felt part of a culture of intense competition. But was it all bad? I argue that we got immense value from this competition.
18: New Religious Identity w/ Rebekah Coffman
Religious identity is changing rapidly in the west. As eastern-influenced traditions embed themselves in increasingly cosmopolitan regions, orthodoxy comes into question. Can orthodoxy become redefined through architecture?
Join me in this deep, unapologetic and powerful discussion with historian Rebekah Coffman as we uncover the hidden potential of architecture to define a new religious identity.
17: Architects in the Metaverse w/ Faisal UK
If you want a quick introduction to all things metaverse and the future of our roles in the age of VR, this is the episode for you. We spoke about the fundamental nature of architectural thinking; the future of our profession; and whether Elon Musk is just a genius or an evil genius.