Episodes

Archispeak is a casual conversation about all things architecture, and we invite you to listen in as we talk about everything in the profession, both the good and the bad. Think you already know what architecture is really about? Tune in to find out.

#87 - Break the Cycle!

How do you keep good employees when the talent war is raging on? In episode 87 of the Archispeak Podcast we build on the discussion of why good employees leave & talk about what it takes to keep people at our firms by creating deep engagement to be able to grow into the future.

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#86 - I Quit!

In the immortal words of Johnny Paycheck, You can take this job and shove it! In episode 86 of the Archispeak Podcast we discuss the top reasons why good employees quit their jobs.

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#85 - Go Punch Some Architecture

In episode 85 of Archispeak, we asks our listeners, "What keeps you going?" Architecture is a difficult profession, so what is it? Do you love the process? Is it the challenge? Join us as we explore capital 'A' architecture and discover that our architectural relationship status is: "It's complicated."

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#84 - Dawn of Pann

Have you ever wanted to start your own architectural firm? If so, then you will want to listen to this episode of Archispeak. Join us as we lay back on the psychiatric couch and analyze the realities of being your own boss and discuss the difficult decision of going back to working at a firm.

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#83 - Goals

Archispeak episode 83 is all about goals. We begin the show with a discussion about completing a company performance review then explore the importance of writing down your goals and the difference between personal and professional goals. - "You have to know where you are going in order to get there." 

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#82 - Your Ad Here

Is the architectural website a 21st century business card? Do you even need one to market your architectural practice? Listen to episode 82 of Archispeak as we explore these questions and discuss who owns the documentation and imagery of the projects you have worked on.

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#81 - Refer to Structural

Season 4 begins! What's the most common architectural note on a set of plans? "Refer to Structural." In episode 81, Archispeak explores the value of a good engineer and discusses how to get their best work out of them.

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#80 - F%$k Working Hard

How hard do you work? So much so that you have made yourself physically sick? What is it about the profession of architecture that makes us practically kill ourselves and be proud that we have done it? Lay back on the psychiatric couch and join Archispeak as we explore this concept and discuss jobs that will make you miserable.

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#79 - Glamour Shots

Two for one! In Episode 79, Archispeak tackles two topics. The first is inspired from a listener question asking about doing their own house projects. After we discuss the rewards and pitfalls of that, we dive into the ethics of manipulated architectural photography.

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#78 - 2015 Year in Review

Join Archispeak as we relive our adventures from 2015 including our most commented upon episodes, shoutouts from notable publications and our attendance at a couple of conferences which contributed to a reawakening of our design soul. Also, a huge "thank you" to our listeners who help make Archispeak possible.

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#77 - Gifts for Architects 3.0

Archispeak is back with our third year of Gifts for Architects! This time we take the opportunity to gift ourselves some items that your favorite architect just might like as well. Check out the show notes for links to all of the gifts mentioned on the show and don't forget to order your Archispeak t-shirt. Happy Holidays from Archispeak!

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#76 - Holidays Are Like Hurricanes

Do you eat, sleep, and breathe architecture? Join Archispeak as we slip into those stretchy pants (post Thanksgiving) to explore the chaos that is architecture and the holiday schedule.

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#75 - The Chili Man

Archispeak Episode 75 dives deep covering several topics centered around the studio and office environment. We discuss the evolving world of sketching with new tools such as Apple's new iPad Pro and Apple Pencil (Check out Cormac's examples in the Show Notes), music, fashion and new hire hazing rituals. We even mix in some office competitions, with Cormac winning his office's big Chili Cook Off! 

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#74 - The Future of Architecture

It's the future, stupid! Do architects have the mindset to deal with the future? In Archispeak episode 74 we discuss the challenges architects face and what changes we expect to face in the next several years. What is the role of the architect in the future? Listen in to find out.

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#73 - Presentation Skills

Our words matter. Presentations. Interviews. Meetings. We are either selling ourselves (and/or our expertise, process and services) to get the job in the first place, or we are selling the work we are in the midst of doing in the form of charrettes and presentations in-house. Listen to Episode #73 of Archispeak as we discuss presentation skills that will help you craft and deliver messages that resonate with audiences.

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#72 - [EQxD]

Archispeak welcomes back Rosa T. Sheng, Architect and Senior Associate with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson to discuss Equity. Rosa updates us on the progress and impact she and her team have had on the architectural profession. Join us for an enlightening episode how one person can change the world one bite at a time.

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#71 - The Role of the Designer

In episode 71, join Archispeak for a spirited conversation discussing the role of the Designer. While generally thought of as the "fun" part of the architectural profession, the Designer is the one that puts their work up on the wall for everyone to see, criticize, tear apart and comment on. The Designer gets to hear how they did it wrong and listen to how all the armchair quarterbacks would have done it. Putting it out there might actually be the toughest part of the job.

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#70 - All About Design

Archispeak welcomes Alice Kimm of John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects to talk about the upcoming Monterey Design Conference (MDC). Listen in to learn more about the MDC, the setting and the speakers appearing at this unique conference that is, all about design.

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#69 - The Cormac Show

Is anything real? Architecture is real, which is what makes it so good to watch. In Episode 69, Archispeak turns the camera upon itself to discuss the very real life experiences of changing jobs and remembers what it is like on the first day in a new office.

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#68 - Office Space

In episode 68 of Archispeak we discuss the signs that maybe your current job is not the right one (hint: if you're not fulfilled, that's a clue) and if not, how to leave it. Join us for a lively discussion and don't forget to put a coversheet on your TPS reports before they go out. That'd be great. All right!

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