Buying a gift for someone is tough. When that person is an architect, it is almost impossible. Just in time for the holidays your friends at Archispeak are here to help with some of our favorite things. Remember, whatever you get, make sure it's in the preferred architectural color - black.Read More
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.
There is a crisis coming to the profession of architecture. Over the next 15 years the number of architects aged 55-64 will increase by 47%, while the number of those aged 33-54 will decrease by 6%. In Episode 48 of Archispeak, we discuss if this will become either a great opportunity for those willing to stay in the profession and help remake it, or will it be a catastrophic loss of valuable knowledge?Read More
Archispeak is proud to have Rosa Sheng, Architect, Senior Associate with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and AIA SF Board of Directors join us as we touch the "third rail" of the architectural profession and discuss equity in architecture. Rosa shares with us the results from The Missing 32% Project's, Equity by Design 2014 Symposium, her thoughts on women in architecture and where we go from here.Read More
According to Frank Gehry: "In this world we are living in, 98 percent of everything that is built and designed today is pure shit." So, where does that leave us, the rest of the worlds architects? In Episode 46 of Archispeak, we discuss Mr. Gehry's comments and whether you agree or disagree, it's good to have these conversations.
We are the 98 Percent!Read More
It's time to critique the work, but don't take it personally. It's not about you. Episode 45 of Archispeak dives into the delicate process of the do's and don't when it comes to critiquing a project. We discuss the importance of arguing (spoiler: it's good for the project) and that the goal should be for a better project. People often have "good" ideas, and it takes others to make them "great" ideas.Read More
For Episode #44, Archispeak does some followup on several listener calls and comments from prior episodes. We then spend the remainder of the show on another listener suggested topic (see, we do listen so keep calling in) and put on our "Preservation Pants" and tackle the Louis Cherry designed Oakwood Modern Home controversy.Read More
Value engineering is a part of the architectural process. Sometimes for the good, but more often to the detriment of our projects. In Episode 43, Archispeak discusses what happens to a "value engineered" project and what we can do to make it less painful. Along the way we ask if value engineering or cost estimating should be taught in architecture school? Join us as we explore a more efficient or cheaper solution to achieve the intent at a more cost effective solution. #archispeakRead More
Architects and their websites. For episode 42, Archispeak crawls all over the web and examines the questions of whether or not you should have one, who your audience should be, what it should include and what it shouldn't. Join us for a lively discussion and be sure to share your opinions in the comments.Read More
A listen recently asked to hear our thoughts on working with engineers and other consultants. So, for Episode 41, Archispeak accepts the challenge and dispenses some wisdom on what it is like to try and herd cats in the world of Architecture.
Be sure to check our Facebook page to see Evan, Neal and Cormac taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and read the show notes for the winner of Episode 40’s Contest.Read More
What do architects do outside of architecture? In episode 40, Archispeak looks outside the office window and discusses our hobbies. Stick with the episode, through the comic geekery, for some solid advice on the advantages of taking a break from architecture.Read More
In this episode Archispeak gets fired up and takes on the latest architectural meme, Millennials. We question the self proclaimed “millennial architect” and discuss how we can help them be the agent of change they so desperately want to be. Well, really we just riff on one millennial that does everything he can to make sure he will never work in the architectural profession.Read More
After a five plus year drought the market for architects is once again picking up. For this episode, Archispeak sits down and takes on the dreaded interview process. We discuss what architectural graduates or licensed architects should present (i.e. drawings, photos), wear and ask in an interview.Read More
Archispeak attends the AIA Convention in Chicago! Well, not really, but we did gather around the dinner table (literally) and have a conversation with a number of friends of the show who were there. In this very special episode we are thrilled and appreciate everyone that paused, from eating and drinking long enough, to share their thoughts and experiences from AIA Chicago 2014.Read More
NCARB set off a firestorm recently by announcing, “their endorsement of the concept of an additional, structured path that leads to licensure.” For Episode 36 of the Archispeak Podcast we are joined by special guest host Lee Calisti to discuss what this means to the profession and architectural education.Read More
For Episode 35, Archispeak discusses some recent feedback and then takes a detour to talk about everyone's favorite subject, the ARE or better known as the Architectural Registration Exam. During the discussion we suggest strategies and resources for studying, so you too can pass and call yourself an Architect.Read More
Vacation. Do architects ever really take one? How important are vacations? Archispeak takes a hard look at the profession of architecture and discusses why we believe that you should take one. We also share what we will be doing this summer and we would like to know what you are planning. Let us know by posting a comment on the site.Read More
Where and how do you find inspiration? Is it even necessary? Archispeak Episode 33 is proud to be joined by special guest host Marica McKeel as we crack open the books to discuss the means and methods to finding your inspiration.Read More
Design. It is all around you and on every phase or part of a project including the layout of the sheets. Drop in on the conversion for Episode 32 of the Archispeak Podcast where we talk about BIM and Technology and how it is affecting the practice of architecture.Read More
"Nothing is certain but death and taxes." In Episode 31 of the Archispeak Podcast we explore half of that famous quotation by discussing some of the most interesting and infamous deaths of architects. The practice of architecture really can kill you.Read More
Clients: can’t live with them, can’t live without them. In Episode 30, the Archispeak Podcast takes on a particular scenario and discusses how a savvy client can take advantage of an architect. Along the way we suggest possible responses so that you don’t end up “doing it for free.”Read More