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Embracing Public Practice: A Journey from private studios to designing in the Local Authority
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54:21We’ve got a super exciting chat lined up for you today, featuring some cool cats from Public Practice who’ve successfully jumped ship from private architecture studios to the local authority’s design teams.So, what’s the deal? Why did they make the switch to the public sector? We get down to the nitty-gritty of their motivation behind this big move. Was it the challenge, the change of scenery, or something more?Now, if you’re wondering what architects could possibly bring to the local government table – we’ve got you covered. Our guests will spill the beans on how they’ve been using their superpowers of design thinking, spatial acuity, and problem-solving skills to shake things up in the public sector.And guess what? They’re also alums of the Public Practice Associate Programme. So, we’ve got some juicy insider info coming your way about what the program’s really like, the highs, the lows, and everything in between.If you’re an architect and feeling a bit adrift in your career or curious about exploring new professional avenues, you won’t want to miss this. Our guests are serving up some tasty nuggets of wisdom and advice to help you figure out your next steps.So, sit back, grab your favorite brew, and tune in to this laid-back and enlightening convo. It’s all about discovering a side of architecture you may not have seen before. And who knows? It might just be your next big thing! Let’s get this party started!
From Blueprints to Lattes: Serving the Community ft. Common Ground Workshop
41:21Today we speak with the trailblazing team at Common Ground Workshop who isn’t your typical architecture practice – they’re a band of socially conscious mavericks with a hybrid business model that’s shaking up the game! They’re not just flexing their design muscles, they’re also brewing up love at their gorgeous café in East London, and making waves as property developers. 🏠☕This vibrant team is proving that architects can, indeed, wear many hats – and wear them with style! This is all about being entrepreneurial, making a difference, serving the community, and becoming your own client on your projects.In this lively chat, we’re going to unpack how they manage to do all this while creating an impact. From whipping up delicious coffees to designing stunning spaces and developing properties, we’ll discover how Common Ground Workshop is carving out their own, well, common ground!
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From Drafts To Drinks: Navigating The London Architecture Scene With Daniel K Poku-Davies
42:30Get ready to plug in, tune up, and let loose with another thrilling episode of Architecture Social! This time, we’re not just talking bricks and mortar – we’re talking people, connections, and opportunities! Stephen Drew is meeting up with Daniel K Poku-Davies, the networking maestro himself! 🚀Who’s Daniel, you ask? Well, he’s not just an experienced architectural assistant with a killer record in the architecture & planning industry. He’s also the founder of “Our Space”, a creative network that’s all about designers, creators, and makers joining forces to provide skills-based workshops, events, and educational programs.Talk about being a super connector, right? If there’s a happening spot in the London architecture scene, you can bet your last pen Daniel is there, mingling and creating magic. And guess what? He’s dropping by Architecture Social to share his secrets with us all. 🤫We’ll be delving into why networking is not just a buzzword, but a game-changing strategy for advancing your career. It’s all about meeting people, building relationships, and seizing opportunities. It’s time to learn from the best on how to make your presence felt and elevate your professional journey!Whether you’re an introverted architect who’s just getting started or a social butterfly seeking to level up your networking game, this is one conversation you absolutely don’t want to miss! 💼 So come on, put on your favorite comfy clothes, grab a snack, and join Stephen and Daniel for a fun, casual, and uber-informative chat. Let’s get social, Architecture Social style! See you on the livestream! 🙌
Frames And Facades, Ft. Augustine Coll
30:16Get ready for a refreshing dive into the world of architectural illustrations with our next guest – Augustine CollAugustine’s work is an intriguing exploration of architecture’s narrative and expressive capacity. It’s about more than just buildings – it’s about character, history, identity, and the fleeting nature of our built environment.Prepare to be captivated by his hand-drawn technical drawings, a blend of plans and elevations that intertwine to form enigmatic architectural characters. He also delves into the realm of satire with black pen doodles and pushes the boundaries of digital media through digital collages.His inspirations are diverse, ranging from the earthy allure of land art to the immersive interactivity of video games, and the disruptive ideas of avant-garde architectural groups like Archigram.So, whether you’re an architecture enthusiast, an art lover, or simply curious, grab a cup of coffee, get comfortable, and tune in.
Celebrating People Of Colour Within The Architecture Industry, Ft. Savannah Williams
34:57Is the Architectural Profession truly diverse and inclusive? At present, the UK architectural industry has approximately 1% black architects in its sector.Savannah Williams is a founder of POC in Architecture, a unique organisation which celebrates people of colour in Architecture.Join us in an open conversation where Savannah will illustrate all the good stuff POC is up to including content, workshops and educational support alongside having an open and informal discussion about the current state of the industry.
Architecture Portfolio Bootcamp Session – One-On-One Livestream Special
57:57Hey everyone, in case you missed it, last week’s Architecture Journal magazine reported that architectural firms anticipate hiring fewer employees in the coming months, and some may even face layoffs.This means that job hunting in the architecture field is about to get more challenging than it has been in quite a while, especially after the post-pandemic ease.Are you geared up for this steep climb? Think of it as a marathon that you need to train for, maybe even with a personal trainer.Now, I’m no personal trainer in the physical sense, but I can definitely help you flex your architecture muscles and get that portfolio ready for potential employers.Forget that we’re live-streaming; just picture a one-on-one chat where you can ask anything and toss me any curveballs you’d like – I’ll give you the honest truth and advice.Join me tonight at 7pm for a candid, off-the-cuff discussion on why 90% of architecture portfolios miss the mark, and find out the common pitfalls to avoid and the necessary tweaks to make your portfolio stand out in this competitive market. Can’t wait to see you all soon!
Architecture CV / Resume Bootcamp Session – One-On-One Livestream Special
1:00:01If you have followed the news in the Architecture Journal magazine this week, you may have noticed that Architecture Practices expect to hire less staff for the next few months and may even make cut backs with redundancies.This means that competition to stand out when applying for jobs at all levels is going to be tougher than the last year – post-pandemic it has been the easiest it’s been for a looong time.Are you ready for more of an uphill battle? A bit like a marathon that you need to prepare for, one idea may be to get involved a personal trainer.Well, I am definitely NOT in the shape of a personal trainer! However, what I can do is whip you into Architecture shape to get that CV out the door and in front of hiring managers.Ignore the fact this is on a live stream; imagine that it is just you and me and be ready for a frank conversation – you can chuck me all the questions and curveballs you like too and I will give you the real deal and answers.Join me at 7pm tonight for an unfiltered and unscripted session about why 90% of Architecture CV and Resumes do not work and learn what mistakes to avoid and what you need to change for your best chance to stick out in this market.
What it is like to work at a Digital Tech Company within the Built Environment?
37:30Get ready to dive into the exciting world of digital tech companies in the built environment with our new livestream from The Architecture Social. In this episode, our host Stephen Drew will be joined by Sarah Marshall and Robert Wood from Glider Tech to discuss what it’s like to work in a tech company that’s revolutionizing the way we manage data and deliver digital solutions in the world of architecture.If you’re curious about the culture, people, and office environment behind Glider, this episode is a must-listen. Sarah and Rob both come from an architectural background before moving into exciting new careers as digital delivery managers. They’ll share their insights and experiences on making the transition from architecture to tech, as well as what they love most about working at Glider.Glider Tech is all about big-picture thinking and solving complex problems, and you’ll get an insider look into how they achieve that through their innovative software solutions and consultancy services. So whether you’re an architecture student, a professional in the field, or simply someone interested in the intersection of technology and design, you won’t want to miss this episode.
Diversity in the Drafting Room: Hiring Disabled Employees for a More Successful Business
50:45Join us for a thought-provoking conversation with Jane Hatton, a disabled social entrepreneur, TEDx Speaker, and author, who is widely published in inclusive recruitment and sits on the executive board of the Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative, a Patron of Arkbound Foundation, and a Trustee of Action on Disability and Development International.During this livestream, Jane will be sharing her expertise on how to create a welcoming and inclusive workplace culture and how to harness the unique skills and perspectives that disabled employees can bring to an Architecture Practice. We will discuss the benefits of employing disabled people and how to remove disabling barriers in recruitment and employment for the architecture industry. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a leading voice on inclusive recruitment and discover how to make your business more successful.
Data + Creativity: How will AI disrupt Architecture and Design? Ft. Steven Charlton at I/O Atelier
40:55Today we sit down with Steven Charlton, the director of the innovative I/O Atelier, to dig into the disruptive power of Artificial Intelligence in the A&D industry. I/O Atelier stands at the forefront of blending science with artistry in architectural design, championing the use of geo-spatial data to create emotional and physical experiences in the built environment. They're digital natives, armed with an artist's vision and a scientist's precision, ready to crunch numbers to create beautifully soulful places. In this episode, Steven will share his insights on how AI is set to shake up the A&D industry, shedding light on what it means for the future of design and how it can help bring out the best in people and places. But it doesn't stop there. We'll explore the significance of considering relevant datasets before the design process even begins, ensuring every creation is grounded in reality, yet shaped by creativity. Grab your notebook, brew some coffee, and join us as we explore the digital frontier of architecture and design. See you there!