Sinopse

ArchitectChats is the podcast of ARCHITECT, the journal of the American Institute of Architects. Here, we talk with the innovators working at the cutting edge of design, technology, and practice in architecture.

Episódios

  • James Garrett Jr. Hopes George Floyd Is the Final Wake-Up Call Architects Need

    James Garrett Jr. Hopes George Floyd Is the Final Wake-Up Call Architects Need

    11/06/2020 Duração: 01h57s

    Listen to the co-founder of 4RM+ULA, in St. Paul, Minn., detail the impact of systemic racism of black architects, call out the willfully ignorant, and explain the underpinnings of "Minnesota Nice." This episode references the 2019 NAACP report "The Twin Cities Economic Inclusion Plan." A link to the report can be found in the June 4 Washington Post op-ed "It’s hard to hear ‘Minnesota Nice’ without undertones of irony and despair," by journalist Michele L. Norris. Read more about Garrett and his three-step process for design firms to take tangible steps toward equitable and inclusive outcomes and the impact of the Twin Cities riots on 4RM+ULA's own projects in "James Garrett Jr. Lists Actions for Architects, Institutions, and Business Owners to Combat Systemic Racism," by ARCHITECT Mind & Matter columnist Blaine Brownell, AIA. This conversation also references a June 5 online forum organized by AIA Minnesota titled "Response for Damaged Properties in Minneapolis and St. Paul."

  • Curtis and Jonathan Moody on Being Leaders, African Americans, and Family Members in Architecture

    Curtis and Jonathan Moody on Being Leaders, African Americans, and Family Members in Architecture

    28/05/2020 Duração: 26min

    Listen to the father–son duo and respective past and current CEOs of Moody Nolan reflect on their road to success in a profession with disproportionately few people of color.

  • How a Public Health Crisis Forced Agency—Agency to Rethink Engagement and Design

    How a Public Health Crisis Forced Agency—Agency to Rethink Engagement and Design

    27/05/2020 Duração: 12min

    In this podcast episode, founder Tei Carpenter discusses her shifting approach to residential and public infrastructure design.

  • Studio Gangs FDNY Rescue Company 2 Rethinks the Modern Firehouse

    Studio Gang's FDNY Rescue Company 2 Rethinks the Modern Firehouse

    20/05/2020 Duração: 21min

    Jeanne Gang discusses her firm's recently completed project in Brooklyn, N.Y., and examines how creating supportive space for first responders can serve the community as a whole.

  • Only If On Managing a Small Firm During a Pandemic

    Only If On Managing a Small Firm During a Pandemic

    27/04/2020 Duração: 10min

    In this episode of our podcast, the founders of this Brooklyn, N.Y.–based firm share how they are navigating the COVID-19 crisis and what work is keeping them motivated.

  • MASS Design Group Is Using Design to Fight Infection

    MASS Design Group Is Using Design to Fight Infection

    09/04/2020 Duração: 25min

    In this podcast episode, founding principal and executive director Michael Murphy discusses his firm's Covid-19 response, as well as how architects can use design to help fight the pandemic.

  • LPA on How to Achieve the 2030 Challenge Targets Toward Carbon Neutrality

    LPA on How to Achieve the 2030 Challenge Targets Toward Carbon Neutrality

    30/03/2020 Duração: 20min

    Principal Keith Hempel describes how his firm became the largest to satisfy the most recent energy reduction goal of the AIA 2030 Commitment.

  • Borderless Studio Is All About Building Community

    Borderless Studio Is All About Building Community

    25/03/2020 Duração: 32min

    In this podcast episode, the Chicago-based principals Paola Aguirre Serrano and Dennis Milam discuss the firm's projects that aim to unify.

  • How Sustainable is Your Housing Type?

    How Sustainable is Your Housing Type?

    28/02/2020 Duração: 24min

    In this podcast, AS+GG partner Gordon Gill, FAIA, and sustainability director Christopher Drew explain the origins and methodology of their firm's newest study, Residensity: A Carbon Analysis of Residential Typologies, and discuss the questions that arose during their research—questions that often outnumbered the conclusions.

  • WeWorks Lasting Impact on Architecture, from the Former Founders of Case

    WeWork's Lasting Impact on Architecture, from the Former Founders of Case

    27/02/2020 Duração: 40min

    This podcast looks at the impact of WeWork and other vertically integrated companies on the design profession at large by asking three people who were key to WeWork's rapid ascension: David Fano, Federico Negro, and Steve Sanderson. The trio were the founders of Case Inc., a New York–based design consultancy established in 2008 to bridge physical architecture with digital technology.

  • Joint Structures: A New Typology for a Networked Society

    Joint Structures: A New Typology for a Networked Society

    10/12/2019 Duração: 22min

    In this podcast episode, Nash Hurley, principal of San Francisco–based architecture studio Vital, references colonial villages, Burning Man, and hovercrafts in discussing the past and future of cities, work, transit, and community, and offers a first glimpse at the firm's Joint Structures research.

  • Addressing Our Own Bias to Design Better

    Addressing Our Own Bias to Design Better

    26/11/2019 Duração: 25min

    As a female person of color, a Puerto Rican, and a member of the LGBTQ community, Yiselle Santos Rivera, Assoc. AIA, has beaten the odds. In this episode, Santos Rivera shares how she is reaching out to individuals and communities not already embedded in the equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI)conversation; her efforts at HKS, a firm with more than 1,400 design professionals worldwide; and where designers can find support if their local community is not currently thinking about EDI.

  • The Importance of Collective Form for the Open Workshop

    The Importance of Collective Form for the Open Workshop

    11/11/2019 Duração: 09min

    In this podcast episode, Bhatia discusses the importance of collective form, a topic he also explores in his recently published monograph, his dream project, and advice on collaborating with other designers.

  • Taller Ken on Managing Its Nomadic Practice

    Taller Ken on Managing Its 'Nomadic' Practice

    31/10/2019 Duração: 15min

    In this podcast episode, Inés Guzmán and Gregory Melitonov discuss how they manage projects across borders and their firm's annual design build initiative, Fundamental, which brings together volunteer designers from around the world for three months to conceptualize and build an architectural intervention in a public space.

  • The Need for Architecture That Enables, Not Disables

    The Need for Architecture That Enables, Not Disables

    25/10/2019 Duração: 20min

    In this podcast episode, Karen Braitmayer, FAIA, describes the roadblocks often faced by people with disabilities interested in architecture. At some point in life, she adds, many people will be affected by a disability, whether it be themselves or someone they know, such as their parents, partners, or colleagues.

  • How After Architecture Balances Practice with Materials Research

    How After Architecture Balances Practice with Materials Research

    23/09/2019 Duração: 14min

    In this podcast episode, firm principals Katie MacDonald and Kyle Schumann discuss their dual roles as practitioners and research fellows at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

  • Why Architecture Is Political

    Why Architecture Is Political

    13/09/2019 Duração: 24min

    In this episode, Díaz-Sánchez expands on her op-ed “Every Community Is Our Client,” which appeared in ARCHITECT's June issue, by offering ideas for improving public outreach efforts and challenging clients to go beyond their perceived obligations. She also elaborates on why architecture and politics are intertwined.

  • Practicing Architecture to Make a Difference

    Practicing Architecture to Make a Difference

    29/08/2019 Duração: 23min

    In this podcast episode, Van Buren shares why she left her steady work at a successful firm to pursue her own ambition, what it takes to realize a restorative justice space in a community of doubters, and her belief that architects and designers can drive meaningful, substantial changes in society. In her op-ed "We Must Plan for a Decarceration Nation," in the May 2019 issue of ARCHITECT, Van Buren writes, "[Architects] have a unique way of thinking that helps us manifest complex ideas, concepts, and philosophies into real space and time—all skills that are desperately needed at the edge of social change. Together, we can steward and even lead a successful effort to decarcerate our nation and build equitable and just communities."

  • Lets Reconsider That Indigenous Tattoo

    Let's Reconsider That Indigenous Tattoo

    22/07/2019 Duração: 21min

    Until you're a member of a minority group, you likely cannot understand the visceral, day-in and day-out experience of life as a minority. From the passive, underhand comments and assumptions about your background or abilities to the blatant exclusion or derision of your presence, being a minority is challenging enough. Now imagine seeing the same people wielding the upper hand in the socio-economic lottery picking through your group's longstanding history and cultural practices for something they can leverage as their own. In this episode, Tammy Eagle Bull, FAIA, explains in clear terms why cultural appropriation is wrong, how it perpetuates in the architecture and design community, and her own experiences with preconceptions in her everyday life. A member of the Oglala Lakota Nation, Eagle Bull is a co-founder and the president of Encompass Architects, based in Lincoln, Neb. She is also the first Native American woman in the United States to become a licensed architect, and the recipient of the AIA 2018 Wh

  • Giving Refugee Communities the Design They Deserve

    Giving Refugee Communities the Design They Deserve

    11/07/2019 Duração: 14min

    In this podcast episode, OBAT Helpers executive director Immad Ahmed discusses the design constraints that faced the community and how the team leveraged local expertise to create long-term communities in largely temporary spaces.

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