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.

#42 - Architects’ Websites

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.

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#41 - Collaboration & Consultants

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.

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#40 - Hobbies

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.

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#39 - Srsly Millennials?

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.

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#38 - Interviewing

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.

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#37 - #aiacon14 "Architecture is the Sh!t"

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.

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#36 - A New Path to Licensure?

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.

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#35 - Comments and Sh!t

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.

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#34 - Summer Vacation

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.

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#33 - Inspiration

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.

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#32 - Premature Renderation

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.

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#31 - Architecture Will Kill You

"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.

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#30 - Do it for Free

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.”

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#29 - Plans “Я” Us

Blueprints! Blueprints! Get your blueprints here! Three for a dollar! Yes, that’s right, in Episode 29 of the Archispeak Podcast we venture out to the third rail and discuss the online selling of plans, exposing the fact that your AIA membership fees are supporting an industry that is trying to cut architects out of residential architecture business. 

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#28 - No Sympathy

There’s no sympathy in architecture and especially so for the hosts of the Archispeak Podcast. After an epic recording session that will never see the land of Podcastville, we return to the microphones to record Episode 28, where we discuss working “extra” overtime. We also dispense some wisdom on bonuses and using Revit properly.

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#27 - Habits for Success

Episode 27 kicks off Season 2 with a very special guest cohost Mark R. LePage! Yes, The Entrepreneur Architect himself joins the cast as we discuss some helpful and not so helpful “Habits for Success.” They seem to be things that architects have a really hard time with including sleep, the ability to say no, and fees.

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#26 - Architectural Determinism

Archispeak Podcast Episode 26, the Season 1 Finale, “raises the level” and brings extra value to our listeners by tackling Architectural Determinism. Can design solutions change behavior in a predictable and positive way? Tune in to find out.

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#25 - No Exceptions My Ass

Yo! What’s up? Archispeak goes all strategic sloppy and it’s AMAZ! Join Evan, Neal and Cormac as we discuss the topic of spelling or lack there of and how you might not be as creative as you think. Yo!

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#23 - Favorite Things

It's the 1st Annual Archispeak Podcast “Favorite Things” episode! Join Evan, Neal and Cormac as we discuss our list of gift ideas for the architect in your life or for yourself! Also, for a limited time, you can order your very own Archispeak Podcast t-shirt! All the details about dates, sizes and colors (who are we kidding... it only comes in “Architectural Black”) can be found here.

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