Design:ED

Design:ED

An inside look into the field of architecture told from the perspective of individuals that are leading the industry. This motivational series grants unique insight into the making of a successful design career, from humble beginnings to national recognition. Every week, featured guests share their personal highs and lows on their journey to success, that is sure to inspire audiences at all levels of the industry. Listening to their stories will provide a rare blueprint for anyone seeking to advance their career, and elevate their work to the next level.

Episodes

May 10, 2021 50 min

Susan T. Rodriguez joins the podcast to discuss designing within cultural contexts, the Chipakata Children’s Academy in Zambia, her concept for the Harlem Meer Center in Central Park, and how she founded her New York City–based firm.

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2020 Venice Architecture Biennale co-curators, Paul Preissner (Paul Preissner Architects) & Paul Andersen (Independent Architecture), join the podcast to discuss this year's US Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, wood framing in American architecture, and the impact of the spectacular on the architecture profession.

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April 26, 2021 54 min

OMA Managing Partner, David Gianotten, joins the podcast to discuss collaborating with Rem Koolhaas, the design process behind Potato Head Studios and the Taipei Performing Art Center, and his transition to leading one of the world’s leading design firms - OMA

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April 12, 2021 40 min

Snøhetta Managing Director and Partner, Elaine Molinar, joins the podcast to discuss the Norwegian firm’s origin story, the importance of architecture competitions, and the design processes for different projects including SFMOMA and Under restaurant.

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March 22, 2021 45 min

IwamotoScott Founder, Lisa Iwamoto, joins the podcast to discuss designing in San Francisco, how her firm earned the Pinterest HQ commission, and how architects can respond to gentrification.

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro Partner, Charles Renfro, joins the podcast to discuss the role that performance plays in their design process, the announcement of the Aboriginal Art & Cultures Center in Australia, and their unique approach, from the Blur Building (2002) to the High Line (2009-2019), that makes their work so significant

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February 22, 2021 51 min

MCA Founder, Mark Cavagnero, joins the podcast to discuss gentrification, designing within the regional context of San Francisco, and his approach to successfully contributing to the urban landscape

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February 8, 2021 52 min

Pascale Sablan, founder of Beyond the Built Environment and the SAY IT LOUD exhibition series, talks about the Great Diverse Designers Library initiative, her new role as NOMA president elect, and what it means to be an advocate and architect today

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January 25, 2021 51 min

Joshua Ramus, founding principal at REX, joins the podcast to discuss how he started his own firm, his formative past at OMA, and “the traps of originality” in design

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January 11, 2021 45 min

Tom Kundig, principal at Olson Kundig, joins the podcast to discuss designing for multiple scales and the evolution of his Seattle-based firm. He also touches on how living in the Pacific Northwest has influenced his design process.

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December 21, 2020 37 min

Julia Gamolina, founder of Madame Architect, joins the podcast to discuss the role mentorship has played in her career—and how it led to founding her website. She also talks about her pivot away from a design role

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December 7, 2020 34 min

Cathleen McGuigan, Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Record, joins the podcast to discuss the 130 year history of the publication, what they are doing to help advance the profession of architecture, and what makes a project stand out amongst the rest

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November 12, 2020 34 min

Trahan Architects Founder, Trey Trahan, FAIA, joins the podcast to discuss the design process of the Alliance Theater, opening an office in New York City, and the conservation work he is doing in Patagonia Chile

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October 27, 2020 42 min

D U S T Co-Founder, Jesús Robles Jr, joins the podcast to discuss their unique approach to designing the Tucson Mountain Retreat, their design build philosophy, and his journey to co-founding DUST

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Bercy Chen Studios Founders, Thomas Bercy & Calvin Chen, join the podcast to discuss their design process of the incredibly unique Edgeland House, how acting as the developer allows them access to create more affordable housing, and working at a variety of scales from highly detailed single family residence to large scale multi-family projects

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September 23, 2020 40 min

Allied Works Founder, Brad Cloepfil, joins the podcast to discuss the unique design philosophy of Allied Works, expanding the firm to New York City, the important role that building relationships played in forming his career, and how he won the commission for the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

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MF Architecture Founder and Principal, Matt Fajkus & Sarah Johnson, join the podcast to discuss receiving a 2020 National Design Award, rethinking how we interpret building typologies, and the firm's focus on the importance of the human experience throughout their architecture

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Machado Silvetti Principal, Stephanie Randazzo Dwyer, joins the podcast to discuss their addition to the Denver Art Museum, the upcoming revitalization of the Alamo, and her 25 year career with Machado Silvetti

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Architectural Theorist, Michael Benedikt, joins the podcast to discuss his new book 'Architecture Beyond Experience', what sets young architects apart from their peers, and challenging convention in pursuit of meaningful design

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August 12, 2020 38 min

Gensler founder Art Gensler sits down to discuss gentrification and architecture, the importance of developing talent from within, and how he grew a three person design studio into the world's largest architecture firm

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