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Episode 14: Should Architecture Schools Teach Ecology? [Podcast]

Ecology is the study of natural systems and how organisms relate to their physical surroundings. So what the heck does that have to do with architecture and why should I care? Eric and I discuss what exactly ecology is and the benefits of teaching it in architecture school. We also discuss how it is a basic fundamental understanding of the way nature works and why it is beneficial to architects to better understand the core principles.

Episode 13: 8 Tips To Help You Land Your First Job In An Architecture Firm [Podcast]

You're in the process of looking for your first real job in an architecture office. You're nervous and may have a feeling of being overwhelmed at the whole process. Well have no fear, Eric and I are here to share our thoughts and experiences, both as an employee and an employer. Eric and I each have over 25 years of experience (that's 50 years for the math wizards) in the architecture profession and we have both been on the side of the employee trying to get the job and the employer having to sift through a pile of resumes to find qualified candidates. We discuss 8 Tips that will help you land your first real architecture job.

Episode 12: Living Building Challenge [Podcast]

Our very own, Eric Corey Freed made a major career move recently and began working with the Living Future Institute because, well, he wants to live in the future. Eric made a major career move last September which also brought him to Portland Oregon. He is now working on what he considers his dream job at the Living Future Institute and heavily involved in the Living Building Challenge. We discuss the benefits of the Living Building Challenge and how there is nothing else like it.

Episode 11: Architect Quotes of 2014 [Podcast]

Architects should be well versed in public speaking as it is another tool that allows us to communicate our ideas to others. It allows us to reach out and inspire our clients and the general public. But we don't always say the smartest things. Eric and I discuss some popular (not necessarily in a good way) quotes that Architects said in 2014 based on an article published by Dezeen magazine. We've selected a couple of our favorites and discussed them in this episode.

Episode 9: So You Wanna Call Yourself an Architect? [Podcast]

The use of the term "Architect" has garnered a lot of attention lately. Some say it's misused, others say Architects are too protective of the term and should focus on issues that matter. We've put together a panel for today's discussion including Stephen Hopkins, a recovering Architect, Brandon Kent, a designer in San Francisco, Evan Troxel, host of Archispeak Podcast, and our own Eric Corey Freed. We discuss Stephen and Brandon's article called "Daniel Libeskind is No Architect." We also discuss the legalities of practicing architecture and the perception of the word Architect in global marketplace.

Episode 8: Dear Christine, The Profession Of Architecture Doesn’t Suck [Podcast]

There was an article published a few months ago called "Why I Left the Architecture Profession" that started a bit of controversy in the architecture community. Is there merit in the article? Or is it all hogwash? We discuss the article written by Christine Outram that appeared in archdaily last fall called "Why I Left The Architecture Profession."

Episode 7: Architect Stereotypes in the Movies [Podcast]

We've all seen how Architects are portrayed by Hollywood, and in many cases it amounts to a superficial brush stroke at best. But is that the case for all of the portrayals? In this episode, Eric and I discuss a few movies that feature Architects in starring roles and we also discuss whether the role of the Architect is central to the story.